Fredricka Whitfield Bio, Career, Education, CNN, Family, Age, Height and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Fredricka Whitfield. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Fredricka Whitfield do for a living?
  2. Who are Fredricka Whitfield’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Fredricka Whitfield’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Fredricka Whitfield married or does she have a boyfriend?
  5. Does Fredricka Whitfield have any children?
  6. Where is Fredricka Whitfield now?
  7. How tall is Fredricka Whitfield?
  8. How much money does Fredricka earn?
  9. What is Fredricka Whitfield’s net worth?

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Who Is Fredricka Whitfield?

Fredricka Whitfield is an American journalist and news anchor. Whitfield is based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. She anchors the weekend edition of the CNN Newsroom.


After she graduated from college, Whitfield was hired by several stations including; WPLG-TV in Miami, News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., KTVT-TV in Dallas, WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut, and WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina. After that, she was hired as a correspondent for NBC News. Moreover, at NBC News she was working as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News from 1995 to 2001. In addition, Whitfield also worked for other news programs at NBC such as Today; she was a morning and afternoon anchor as well as an assignment reporter.

Whitfield was hired by CNN in 2002, since then she has covered a number of significant topics. In addition, she was the first anchor to deliver the news of Ronald Reagan’s death. Moreover, she has also covered the devastation caused by the Asian tsunami in December 2004. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Whitfield also reported from the Persian Gulf region.

She has covered stories such as the Kosovo War refugee crisis Afghanistan War, the 2016 presidential primary races, and Democratic National Convention.

Furthermore, in 2000 before joining CNN, she earned an Emmy award nomination as a result of her long-form storytelling. Apart from the Emmy Award, she has won other awards such as; the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year, 2004 Alfred I.

In addition, she has also won the DuPont Award-winning team for CNN’s coverage of the Tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. Also in 2007, she won the Emmy Award for outstanding live coverage of a breaking news story long form. She has also won other awards as a result of her good work when it comes to reporting.

A photo of Fredricka Whitfield
A photo of Fredricka Whitfield

How Old Is Fredricka Whitfield?

She was born on May 31, 1965 (age 56 as of 2021)

Fredricka’s  Family

Who are His Parents?

She was born in Nairobi Kenya as the daughter of Mal  Whitfield, a middle-distance runner, and Olympian.

Does She Have Siblings?

She has two siblings, Malvin Lonnie Whitfield and Nyna Konishi

Fredricka Whitfield Education

she attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, where she graduated in 1983. Whitfield went ahead and acquired her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University’s School of Communications in 1987. While she was a student at Howard, she was working as a news anchor for campus radio station WHUR. In 2002, she was named the Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year.

Fredricka Whitfield’s Husband

She is happily married to John Glenn, a director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The two got married in 1999.

Fredricka Whitfield Kids

They have been blessed with three kids, a son, and twins a daughter and a son. They welcomed their firstborn son in 2004 and their twin Nola and Gilbert in 2012.

Fredricka Whitfield Height

She stands at an average height of 1.75m  tall and weighs 60kgs.

Fredricka Whitfield’s Net Worth

Being a successful journalist and reporter, her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.

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