Frederik Pleitgen Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, CNN, Net Worth, and Salary

Frederik Pleitgen Biography

Frederik Pleitgen is a German News Anchor/reporter and correspondent working for CNN, in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been working with the network since 2006.

Frederik Pleitgen Age

Pleitgen is 46 years old as of 2022. He was born in the year 1976, in Cologne, Germany.

Frederik Pleitgen Height

Pleitgen stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Frederik Pleitgen Family

Pleitgen was born to his parents,Gerda Lichtenberg (mother) and Fritz Pleitgen (father).He was raised alongside his 3 siblings 2 brothers Benjamin and Christoph, and a sister Vanessa.

Frederik Pleitgen Wife

Pleitgen is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.

Frederik Pleitgen Net Worth

Pleitgen has an estimated net worth of between $500,000-$900,000 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a correspondent.

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Frederik Pleitgen Salary

He earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $90,000.

Frederik Pleitgen Education

Pleitgen graduated from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelmes-University in Bonn, with a bachelor’s degree in North American studies. Additionally, Fredrik graduated with a master’s degree from Free University Berlin. He also studied at New York University’s School of journalism for a year. While at the University he obtained a fellowship for the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in San Fernando Valley/USA.

Frederik Pleitgen Career

Pleitgen works for CNN in Berlin, serving as a Senior International Correspondent. While at the station, he has brought a uniquely German perspective to CNN´s global audience. Moreover, he delivered insight into the economic, cultural, and political influences of this critical European power. In the 2009 and 2013, German Bundestag’s-Election, Frederick played a big role in CNN’s coverage. Furthermore, in 2014 he reported on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, bringing his own family’s experience of the event to bear in his coverage.

Additionally, he has reported on the conflict in Syria, traveling to Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, and many other places in the war town nation. Pleitgen was also the first international journalist to report from Damascus only days after chemical weapons struck rebel-held areas in 2013 nearly setting off the U.S. military intervention. In addition to that, he was on hand in Aleppo, when the city fell back into the hands of Syrian government forces in late 2016.

Moreover, Fredrik was a key reporter during the unrest in the Arab world. The coverage of the revolution that eventually toppled the Mubarak government in Egypt unfolded forming part of the team. The coverage from Egypt made the team an Emmy for its live coverage of the protests in Cairo. Additionally, he was one of the journalists to get inside the Libyan besieged city of Misrata.

Frederik Pleitgen Myanmar

Pleitgen traveled undercover several times to Myanmar, where repressive Juntawa was the ruler. While there he reported on the flawed elections, the release of the pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in 2010, and on the aftermath of cyclone Nargis in 2008. On top of that, Frederik interviewed world leaders and other international newsmakers, standing in for Christiane Amanpour. He also anchors CNN International’s flagship Amanpour show and other international newsmakers.

Frederik covered major stories over years, they include the death of Pope John Paul II, the subsequent election of the first German pope, and the Asian Tsunami in 2004. The stories also include now Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Ratzinger. His report was dispatched to bring German audiences coverage of the tragic aftermath of both Katrina in the U.S. and Hurricane Wilma. Moreover, he reported from London during the July 2005 terrorist attacks.

Before joining CNN, he worked in the political unit at the German public service broadcaster ZDF. Prior to that, he had served as a reporter and executive producer at private news broadcaster N-TV. Furthermore, Frederik has worked for RTL and TV Berlin. Additionally, he received the 2005 Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, which he spent at the International Centre for Journalists in Atlanta, Georgia.

Frederik Pleitgen Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 15K followers on Instagram, over 2K followers on  Facebook, and over 82K followers on his Twitter accounts.

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