Kristi Nelson Profile
Kristi Nelson is an American Award-winning reporter/anchor working for KXAS/NBC 5 News in Dallas-Fort Worth. She has been working for the station since August 2001.
Kristi Nelson Career
Nelson is an anchor/reporter whose fascination with journalism began when she was just 9 years old, and Santa left a typewriter for her beneath the Christmas tree. She soon started banging out articles based on topics she saw on TV and would print the stories on paper, which she would later sell to family members for 25 cents each. It was the start of a long love affair with news and storytelling.
For almost two decades, Nelson has been at NBC 5, she has hosted Lone Star Politics, and NBC 5 Spotlight, and has also been the focus of some of the region’s most memorable breaking news stories. Her vast experience also goes beyond her time reporting and anchoring in the nation’s 5th largest television news market. She spends several summers as an intern at The Dallas Morning News before going on to work at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and later, The Cincinnati Enquirer She started her journalism career as a newspaper reporter.
When she joined the National Basketball Association’s Communications Department she was interested in the sports world, working as a writer within the Publishing Ventures division. She also authored feature articles for memorizing magazines and NBA-branded publications, including Inside Stuff and Hoop magazines. She was also part of the media relations team mobilized for major events including the NBA Finals, NBA All-Star Weekend, and the NBA Draft.
Being a published author was led by the work at the NBA. She ended “The Chamique Holdsclaw Story” while working on a Master’s degree at Columbia University and published in 2000 by Scholastic Press. Nelson has also distinguished herself through coverage of issues relating to justice, race, communities, as well as health lately. She also donated a kidney to her mother and documented the process in a multiple-part series called “Kristi’s Gift,” which aired on NBC 5 the week of the surgery in August 2011; it earned her an Emmy.
Nelson has also earned a Gracie Award and three Lone Star Emmys from the prestigious national organization, The Alliance for Women in Media. From the National Association of Black Journalists, she also has multiple awards and has been honored by many local organizations for both her work as a journalist and her contributions to the North Texas community.
Quick Facts About Kristi Nelson
|Full Name||Kristi Nelson|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Kristi Nelson Age
Nelson’s age is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Kristi is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 40s.
Kristi Nelson Height
Nelson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Kristi Nelson Family
Information regarding Nelson’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Kristi Nelson Husband
Nelson is happily married. However, not much information has been gathered concerning her marriage, husband as well as wedding. The couple is also glad to be parents to their son, Luca.
Kristi Nelson Baby|son
Nelson and her husband are proud parents of their baby boy who was born on 25th July 2019. The couple named their son Lucca Nelson and they stated that he was such a blessing and gift to them.
Kristi Nelson Salary
Being one of the top reporters/anchors for NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Nelson earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Kristi Nelson’s Net Worth
Nelson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a reporter/anchor.
Kristi Nelson NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
At NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Nelson works alongside;
- Keisha Burns – Weather Anchor/reporter
- Candace Sweat – Reporter
- Ben Russell – Reporter
- Ken Kalthoff – Reporter
- Jack Highberger – Reporter
- Don Peritz Jr. – Assignments/Investigative Editor and Researcher
- Melissa Harrison – TV/Radio Journalist
- Diana Zoga – Journalist
- Meredith Yeomans – Reporter
- Meredith Land – Anchor
- Samantha Davies – Meteorologist/Traffic Reporter
- Laura Harris – Journalist
- Newy Scruggs – Sportscaster