Kristen holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity as her father is American and mother is African-American.
Kristen began her career as a meteorologist by working in the local TV known as CBS affiliate in 1999 as a weather forecaster. The same year, she became the member of National Weather Association of America.
Kristen went to KMOV in St. Louis where she joined the 4 warm storm team in October 2007, where she worked as news forecaster. Later in 2011, she became the NBC White House correspondent and traveled over the world along with Obama and Biden.
Looking at her personal life, Kristen married Steve Knapp Happy in 2012. The couple is together for five years and they are not blessed with babies till date. There are no any rumors of their divorce.
Being meteorologist and media personality she has featured in many weather forecast programs from which she earns a big chunk of money. As of 2017, her estimated net worth is $2.5 Million and annual salary is $100K through which she finances her expenses.