Fredricka Whitfield Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, CNN, Net Worth, Salary

Fredricka Whitfield is an American anchor/reporter working at CNN. She joined CNN in 2002. She serves as a weekend news anchor.

Fredricka Whitfield Biography

Fredricka Whitfield is an American Emmy-nominated anchor/reporter working at CNN. She joined the station in 2002. She serves as a weekend news anchor.

Fredricka Whitfield Age

Wis 56 years old as of 2021. She was born on May 31, 1965, in Nairobi, Kenya. She celebrates her birthday on the 31st of May every year.

Fredricka Whitfield Height

Whitfield stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Fredricka Whitfield Family

Whitfield’s father is known as Fredricka Whitfield who is a doctor while her mother is known as Nola Whitfield. She has a brother known as Malvin Lonnie Whitfield, Ed Wright, and a sister known as Nyna Konishi. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya where she was able to live, learn, and continue to appreciate the values of cultural diversity, compassion, awareness, and appreciation. Additionally, she also resided in Somalia as a child and in France as a college exchange student.

Fredricka Whitfield Husband

Whitfield is married to John Glenn who is a veteran photographer with experience ranging from corporate and event photography to editorial and Olympics coverage. They tied the knot in 1999. Together the couple has been blessed with three children, their first child was born in January 2005, and later on, they had fraternal twins a son Gilbert and a daughter Nola.

Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth

Whitfield has an estimated net worth of between $3 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor.

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Fredricka Whitfield Salary

Whitfield earns an annual salary ranging from $ 100,000 – $ 130,000.

Fredricka Whitfield Career

Whitfield serves at CNN as the anchor of the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. She has worked as a journalist for over thirty years. Her reporting ranges from covering stories from the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race and recount, the 2008 Inauguration of President Barack Obama, the Afghanistan War and the start of the second Iraq War, the Atlanta, Beijing, and London Olympic Games,  the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in Selma Alabama, the 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act in Selma Alabama, the Kosovo War refugee crisis, the 2016 Presidential primary races, and Democratic National Convention. Breaking news coverage includes Va. municipal building mass shooting, and the recent Virginia Beach. She benefited greatly from early life exposure to global living and awareness. 

 Before joining CNN, she served as a correspondent for NBC News and served as an Atlanta-based correspondent for The Today Show, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News. Before joining NBC, she worked at WPLG-TV in Miami as a reporter and anchor,  a general assignment reporter at KTVT-TV in Dallas as well as at WTNH in New Haven, Conn, and as an evening anchor for News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C. Her career as a reporter began at WCIV in Charleston, S.C where she worked as a reporter and morning anchor.

As an anchor, she earned multiple awards and honors for her broadcasting. For her long-form storytelling, she earned an Emmy award nomination. Furthermore, she has also been awarded other notable awards including the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year, the 2005 George Peabody award for the network’s live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the 2007 Emmy award for outstanding live coverage of a breaking news story long-form, 2008 NAMD Communicator of the year, 2008 Howard University postgraduate achievement in the field of Journalism, 2009 NYABJ long-form feature, 2004 Alfred I. DuPont Award-winning team for CNN’s coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, and 2005 Ebony award for Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications.

During the Peabody Award-winning coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and the 2011 Arab Spring, she was part of the network’s team to cover the event.  Furthermore, she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Series in 2017, and she was named a 60th Anniversary Honorary Board Member of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in 2019. When coming to her education, she attended  Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Fredricka Whitefield CNN

Whitefield is working at CNN where she works alongside other famous CNN anchors and reporters including;

  1. Anderson Cooper
  2. Guillermo Arduino
  3. Carl Azuz
  4. Jeffy Zeleny
  5. Julian Zelizer
  6. Jeff Zucker
  7. Vanessa Yurkevich
  8. Ryan Young
  9. Jasmine Wright
  10. Fareed Zakaria
  11. Whitney Wild
  12. Coy Wire
  13. Ben Westcott
  14. Nick Watt
  15. Bill Weir
  16. Ben Wedeman
  17. Hines Ward
  18. Ivan Watsosn
  19. Clarissa Ward
  20. Bianna Golodryga
  21. Brooke Baldwin

Fredricka Whitfield Social Media Platforms

Whitfield is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 31k followers on Twitter and over 41K followers on Facebook.

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