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Capitol Communicator reports that NBC News' Kristen Welker will receive the 2023 National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award.

NBC News’ Kristen Welker to receive National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award

by | Sep 4, 2023

Kristen Welker, NBC News chief White House correspondent and incoming moderator of “Meet the Press,” will receive the 2023 National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award. The award recognizes journalists who have made significant contributions to the field and is the Club’s most esteemed prize.

Welker, who has been co-anchor of “Weekend TODAY”, is known for her political reporting, which has appeared across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” “Meet the Press,” and NBCNews.com. She will be the second woman and the first Black journalist to moderate “Meet the Press.”

The Fourth Estate Award is the top honor bestowed on a journalist by the National Press Club’s Board of Governors. Previous winners include: Christiane AmanpourDean BaquetMarty BaronWolf BlitzerTom BrokawWalter CronkiteLester HoltGwen IfillAndrea MitchellClarissa Ward, and Susan Zirinsky.

“Kristen’s coverage of the White House and Washington through multiple administrations consistently demonstrates her skill, integrity, and dedication to high journalism standards. Her reporting commands our attention, just as her moderation skills command a debate stage,” said Eileen O’Reilly, president of the National Press Club. “Kristen embodies the values we celebrate with this award and is a fantastic role model for journalists worldwide. We are thrilled to honor her and celebrate her role as incoming moderator of ‘Meet The Press.’ ”

Welker will receive the award during a gala in her honor on Nov. 28 in Washington, D.C.

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