Fredricka Whitfield Biography
Fredricka Whitfield is known as an American journalist and news anchor. She also anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, and she is besides a fill-in and substitute anchor for CNN’s At This Hour With Kate Bolduan.
How Old is Fredricka Whitfield? – Age
Born on 31 May 1965, in Maryland, United States, she is currently 58 years old.
How Tall is Fredricka Whitfield? – Height
The CNN journalist stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Fredricka Whitfield’s Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Whitfield was born the daughter of American middle-distance runner, Nola Whitfield and also Olympian Mal Whitfield.
Whitfield went to Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1983. In addition, she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University’s School of Communications in 1987. While at Howard, she worked as a news anchor for campus radio station WHUR. In 2002, Whitfield became selected as the Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year.
Is Fredricka Whitfield Married? – Wife
Whitfield got married to John Glenn, who is the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, since 1999. She as well gave birth to a son in January 2005, as well as a set of fraternal twins, daughter Nola and son Gilbert, in November 2012.
Fredricka Whitfield’s CNN Career
Later after college, Whitfield served at WPLG-TV in Miami, NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C., KTVT-TV in Dallas, WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut, and also WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina. Then she was a correspondent for NBC News, working as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News from 1995 to 2001. In addition, she worked for other news programs at NBC such as Today; she was a morning and afternoon anchor and also as an assignment reporter.
Likewise, Whitfield joined CNN in 2002 and has covered many major stories. In addition, she became the first anchor to break the news of the death of Ronald Reagan. In addition, she has reported the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Whitfield as well reported from the Persian Gulf region through Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Whitfield’s televised interview along with comedian Joan Rivers to discuss her new book of comedy came to an abrupt end after she commented that Rivers’ work on the Fashion Police shows and also Casey Anthony jokes were mean-spirited, adding to criticizing her for wearing a vintage fur despite her wearing of animal leather in 2014.
Fredricka Whitfield Salary and Net Worth
Whitfield’s annual salary at CNN is estimated to be $1 million per year. Her net worth is estimated to be $5 million, derived from her extensive career as a News Anchor.
Fredricka Whitfield’s Instagram
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