Frederik Pleitgen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Aug, 2016
Facts of Frederik Pleitgen
Name Frederik Pleitgen
Father Fritz Pleitgen
Mother Gerda Lichtenberg
Nationality German
Birth Place/City Cologne
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Net Worth N/A
Salary N/A
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Education Free University of Berlin, University of Bonn
Awards News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story
Movies The Martian
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Frederik Pleitgen is a German journalist and also a correspondent for CNN international. He was born in 1976 in Cologne. He is the proud son of Fritz Pleitgen, a German journalist and former director of West German Broadcasting Corporation. Frederik went to North American Studies at the University of Bonn and also at Free University Berlin. Likewise, he also spent one year studying at the School of Journalism at New York University and received a fellowship for the institute for cultural Diplomacy in San Fernando Valley in 2004.

Prior joining CNN, Frederik Pleitgen worked for German news channel n-tv as well as German television broadcasters ZDF and RTL, in 2006.  he joined CNN as a Senior International Correspondent based in CNN’s London bureau. Since joining CNN, Frederik has brought a uniquely German perspective to international news network’s global audience.

Frederik Pleitgen is currently working as a CNN’s Berlin correspondent, delivering insight into the economic, political and cultural influences to the audiences. In both 2002 and 2009 German Bundestags-Election he played a pivotal role in CNN’s coverage of that news. Along with that, he also reported on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2014. 

In addition, Frederik Pleitgen has reported on the conflict in Syria, notably from the capital of Damascus. Pleitgen was also the first international journalist who reported from the besieged city of Homs as rebel fighters embarked on a retreat in summer 2014. Similarly, he also traveled undercover to Myanmar, several times to report aftermath of cyclone Nargis in the year 2008 along with the flawed elections and also the release of the pro-democracy activist Arung San Suu Kyi in 2010.

Some major stories that Frederik Pleitgen has covered over the years have included the death of Pope John Paul II, the Asian Tsunami in 2004, and election of the first German Pope, Cardinal Rtazinger. Likewise, he has also anchored CNN’s flagship Amanpour show.  Frederik, who is fluent in English, French, and German , reported from London during the July 2005 terrorist attacks. The report included the information about the hurricane Wilma and Katrina in the U.S. He has also covered the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo shooting. Afterward, from  Paris, in 2015. 

Frederik Pleitgen has kept all the information about his personal life secret and has not even talked about his net worth and salary, Further information about his career can be found on sites like Wikipedia and more.