Fredricka Whitfield Biography

Fredricka Whitfield is an American Journalist and news anchor. Based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Whitfield anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom and works as a correspondent for the network, reporting on breaking news events worldwide.

Fredricka Whitfield’s Age and Birthday

Fredricka is 57 years old as of 2023. She was born on 31 May 1965 in Burtonsville, Maryland. Fredricka celebrates her birthday on 31 May every year.

Fredricka Whitfield Height and Weight

Whitfield stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches tall. She also weighs 60 kilograms. Whitfield has dark brown eyes and black hair. While for her body measurement, she has a waist size of 25 inches, a hips size of 35 inches, and a breast size of 35 inches.

Fredricka Whitfield Family, Parents, and Siblings

Whitfield is the daughter of American middle-distance runner and Olympian Mal Whitfield. She also has two sisters whose names have not been disclosed to the public. We will let the section know once the information is available.

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Fredricka Whitfield Husband

Whitfield got married to John Glenn, the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The couple has three children.

Fredricka Whitfield Education

Whitfield attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, and graduated in 1983. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University’s School of Communications in 1987. While attending Howard, she served as a news anchor for the campus radio station WHUR. In 2002, Whitfield was selected as the Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year.

Fredricka Whitfield Career

Fredricka began her career after she graduated. She first worked in Miami, News Channel 8, Washington, D.C., Dallas, New Haven, Connecticut, and Charleston, South Carolina. In 1995, Whitfield began as a correspondent for NBC News and served as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News until 2001.

Since joining CNN in 2002, Whitfield has covered several major stories. She was the first anchor to break the news of the death of Ronald Reagan. She has reported the devastating Asian tsunami which occurred in December 2004. Whitfield also reported from the Persian Gulf region during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Whitfield currently anchors CNN’s weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta.  In 2014, Whitfield’s televised interview with comedian Joan Rivers came to an abrupt end when Whitfield criticized Rivers’ comedy as being mean-spirited and for wearing vintage fur, despite Whitfield’s own usage of leather shoes.

Fredricka Whitfield’s Net worth and Salary

Whitfield has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor. However, details about her salary are not known to the public. We will update the information regarding her salary once the information is available.

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