Fredricka Whitfield CNN, Bio, Age, Dad, Husband, Kids, Net Worth

Fredricka Whitfield Biography

Fredricka Whitfield is an American journalist who is currently working as a news anchor for CNN Network. Previously, she served as a news correspondent for NBC News in Atlanta, GA. Likewise, she worked as a reporter at WJLA NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C.

How old is Fredricka Whitfield? – Age

Whitfield is 58 years old as of 2024. She was born on May 31, 1965, in Maryland, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is Fredricka Whitfield? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Fredricka was born to parents; Mal Whitfield and Nola Whitfield in Maryland, United States. Her father was a middle-distance runner and Olympian. She experienced her childhood along with her three siblings; Malvin Lonnie Whitfield, Ed Wright, and Nyna Konishi.

Fredricka Whitfield’s Education

Fredricka enrolled at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, where he graduated in 1983. Afterward, she joined Howard University’s School of Communications where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1987.

Is Fredricka Whitfield Married?Husband

Whitfield is currently married to her lovely husband, John Glenn. He is a professional photography director who presently works at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It is known that the couple walked down the aisle and tied the knot in 1999.

Journalist Fredricka Whitfield Photo
Journalist Fredricka Whitfield Photo

Fredricka Whitfield Children

Fredricka and her husband John have been blessed with three children. They welcomed their first son, John Glenn Jr., in January 2005. Afterward, their set of fraternal twins; Nola and Gilbert were born in November 2012.

Journalism Career

Fredricka is a vastly recognized journalist presently working for CNN Network. Moreover, she covers CNN’s weekend edition as an anchor in Atlanta. Likewise, she serves as a substitute and fill-in anchor for the network’s At This Hour With Kate Bolduan.

It is known that she was the first anchor to cover the breaking news of Ronald Reagan’s death. Most noteworthy, she led the 2020 breaking news coverage of Kobe Bryant’s death. She was among the reporters who covered the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in 2004.

Before this, she worked for NBC Nightly News as a correspondent in Atlanta, GA. During this time, she also served as an anchor and assignment reporter for both morning and afternoon newscasts. She started her career in journalism as a reporter at WPLG-TV in Miami.

Afterward, she was hired by WJLA NewsChannel 8 where she worked as their reporter in Washington, D.C. Furthermore, she reported news coverage for KTVT-TV in Dallas before moving to WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut. She was also a reporter for WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina.

Fredricka Whitfield’s Net Worth

Citing her journalism career, Whitfield has an estimated net worth of $1 Million to $4 Million (Approx.).

Brain Tumor

Fredricka disclosed that she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. Nonetheless, she underwent treatment and gracefully recovered. We are keeping tabs on her healing progress and will update the information soon.

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