Fredricka Whitfield Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, CNN, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Fredricka Whitfield is an American and award-winning anchor working as the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. She joined CNN in 2002.

Fredricka Whitfield Biography

Fredricka Whitfield is an American and award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor working as the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. She joined CNN in 2002.

Fredricka Whitfield Education

Whitfield went to Paint Branch High School where she attained her high school diploma in 1983. She, later on, joined Howard University where she attained her bachelor’s degree in journalism. During her time in college, she worked the campus radio station WHUR serving as a news anchor.

Fredricka Whitfield Career

Whitfield serves as an anchor at CNN/U.S. and anchors the network’s weekend edition. Since starting her career, she has reported on quite a number of stories including the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race and recount, the Afghanistan War, the Cuban-Haitian refugee crisis in the 90s, and the start of the second Iraq War. She also covered the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in Selma Alabama, the 2008 Inauguration of President Barack Obama, the Presidential primary races and National Conventions, and the Beijing, Atlanta, and London Olympic Games. In addition to that, she also enclosed several international and domestic stories one of them being Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Whitfield previously worked at NBC News where she served as a correspondent based in Atlanta for The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and Dateline NBC. Prior to NBC, she previously worked at WPLG-TV in Miami where she served as an anchor and reporter. She previously worked at r News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C. where she served as the evening anchor. Prior to her tenure at News Channel 8, she previously worked at KTVT-TV in Dallas and WTNH in New Haven, Conn where she served as a general assignment reporter. She started her journalism career at WCIV in Charleston, S.C where she served as a reporter as well as a morning anchor.

Whitfield has also won several awards including an Emmy award nomination in 2000 for long-form storytelling. In 2002, she was honored by Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year. In 2004, she was among CNN’s news team who won Alfred I. DuPont Award for enclosing the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. She won a George Peabody award in 2005 for enclosing Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. That same year, she also won an Ebony award for Outstanding Women in Communications and Marketing. In 2007, she received an Emmy Award for covering LIVE of a breaking news story long form. She was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2017 for hosting a Talk or News/Information Series. In 2019, she tagged a 60th Anniversary Honorary Board Member of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.

Fredricka Whitfield Age

Whitfield is 56 years old as of 2021. She was born on 31 May 1965 in Nairobi, Kenya. She celebrates her birthday on 31 May every year.

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Fredricka Whitfield Height

Whitfield stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Fredricka Whitfield Family

Fredricka is the daughter of Nola Whitfield and the late Malvin Greston Whitfield, a former American athlete, goodwill ambassador, and airman. She has two siblings; Nyna Konishi and Lonnie Whitfield. Her father, Mal Whitfield, died November 18, 2015.

Fredricka Whitfield Husband

He is a married woman. She is married to John Glenn, the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the couple married in 1999. She gave birth to a son in January 2005, and to fraternal twins, daughter Nola Amanda Glenn and son Gilbert James Glenn, in November 2012.

Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth

Whitfield has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a news anchor.

Fredricka Whitfield Salary

Whitfield earns an annual salary ranging from $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Fredricka Whitfield CNN

Whitfield works at CNN where she works alongside other famous CNN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Roland Martin
  2. Sara Sidner
  3. Erin Mclaughlin
  4. Alex Marquardt
  5. Katrina Pierson
  6. Irin Carmon
  7. Natasha Curry
  8. Kirsten Powers
  9. Midwin Charles
  10. Anderson Cooper
  11. Jason Carroll
  12. Gloria Borger

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Whitfield.

Who is Fredricka Whitfield?

She is an American and award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor

How old is Fredricka Whitfield?

56 years old as of 2021

How tall is Fredricka Whitfield?

5 feet 8 inches

Who is Fredricka Whitfield married to?

John Glenn

How much money does Fredricka Whitfield earn?

$40,000 – $110,500

How much is Fredricka Whitfield worth?

$1 Million – $5 Million

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