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

Fredricka Whitfield Biography and Wiki

Fredricka Whitfield is an American Journalist currently working as an anchor for CNN News based in Atlanta, GA. She also anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom.

Prior to joining CNN News, Whitfield served as a correspondent for NBC News. In addition, she also worked as an Atlanta based correspondent for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Dateline NBC. Whitfield was born in Nairobi, Kenya thanks to her father who was an Olympic-medalist who later became a career U.S diplomat for more than three decades.

Fredricka Whitfield Age

She was born on May 31, 1965, in Nairobi, Kenya (However other sources indicate that she was born in Maryland, USA). She is currently 55 years old and celebrates her birthday on May 31 every year.

Fredricka Whitfield Height

Drawing from her photos, Whitfield is tall in stature. Her estimated height is 5 feet 9 inches (Approx 1.8 m).

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Fredricka Whitfield Family

She was born in Nairobi, Kenya thanks to her father Malvin Greston Whitfield who was an American Athlete and Olympic-medalist who later became a career U.S diplomat for more than three decades.

She was born to her parents Malvin Greston Whitfield (Mal Whitfield) and Nola Whitfield. She was raised in Maryland, United states alongside her two siblings named Nyna Konishi and Lonnie Whitfield. Her father later passed-on on November 18, 2015.

Fredricka Whitfield Husband

Whitfield is married to the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named John Glenn. They tied the knot in 1999 and are proud parents to three kids, a son born in 2005 and fraternal twins Nola and Gilbert. The couple is still happily married up to date.

Fredricka Whitfield Education

She attended the Paint Branch High in Burtonsville, in her hometown where she completed her secondary education. Whitfield later joined Haward University School of Communication where she graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. During her days at Howard University, she served as a news anchor for WHUR, the campus radio station.

Fredricka Whitfield CNN

Whitfield is currently working as a news anchor for CNN News based in Atlanta and anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom. She has reported on various stories including the Cuban-Haitian refugee crisis in the ’90s, the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race, and recount, the Kosovo War refugee crisis among many others.

Prior to joining CNN News, Whitfield served as a correspondent for NBC News. In addition, she also worked as an Atlanta based correspondent for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show and Dateline NBC. before she started working at NBC, she served as a reporter and anchor at WPLG-TV in Miami.

In addition, she also served as an evening anchor for News Channel 8 based in Washington, D.C, as a general assignment reporter at KTVT-TV in Dallas, and WTNH in New Haven, Conn. Whitfield’s career journey began at WCIV in Charleston, S.C, where she worked as a reporter and morning anchor.

She has earned multiple awards including the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year, the 2004 Alfred I. Dupont Award for CNN’s coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia among many other awards.

Some of Fredricka Whitfield’s Colleague at CNN are:

Natasha Chen – National Correspondent

Natalie Allen – Anchor

David Culver -Anchor and Correspondent

Jeremy Diamond – Correspondent

Pamela Brown – Correspondent

Christine Romans – Anchor and Correspondent

Alexis Mcadams – Reporter

Jason Carrol– Correspondent

Erin Burnett – Anchor

Ryan Young – Correspondent (Chicago)

Fredricka Whitfield Salary

Whitefield has been working in different Media houses for more than 20 years. She is an expert in her profession is sure to make an enormous amount in compensation. Her salary is estimated to be $95,000 per year.

Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth

Having worked in the media industry for more than two decades with more than 20 years of working experience, Whitfield is able to secure a good future for herself. Her net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.

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How Old Is Fredricka Whitfield

She is currently 55 years old. Whitfield was born on May 31, 1965, in Nairobi, Kenya (However other sources indicate that she was born in Maryland, USA).

How Tall Is Fredricka Whitfield

Whitefield estimated height is around 5 feet 9 inches (Approx 1.8 m). However, her exact height is currently unavailable.

Is Fredricka Whitfield Married

Whitfield is married to John Glenn, the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. they are proud parents to three children.

Where Was Fredricka Whitfield Born

Whitefield was born in Nairobi, Kenya on May 31, 1965. She belongs to the African-American ethnicity.