TODAY welcomes Kristen Welker as new Weekend TODAY anchor

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Kristen Welker is a familiar face to TODAY viewers, but now she’s taking on a new role: as co-anchor of Weekend TODAY every Saturday morning. She gets a warm official welcome in Studio 1A, and gets a bit misty as TODAY looks back on her journey from being an intern. Joining the event from Washington, Saturday co-anchor Peter Alexander says “Kristen is what I call my big little sister.”