Fredricka Whitfield

Inside Biography

Fredricka Whitfield is one of the aspiring and bold news anchors, currently working for CNN ever since she joined in 2002. Throughout her more than 3 decades, Whitfield not only earned acclaim for her courageous reporting but also won several awards. Whitfield's reporting stories range from the 2000 presidential race, 1996 Olympics, the Cuban-Haitian refugee crisis in the 90s, and many more.

Fredricka Whitfield's Age, Height & Family- How Old Is She?

Whitfield was born on May 31, 1965, in Nairobi, Kenya, as the daughter of American middle-distance runner and Olympian Mal Whitfield and Nola Whitfield. So, she holds American nationality. She has 2 sisters: Nyna Konishi, and Lonnie Whitfield. Her father died on November 19, 2015, at the age of 91.

As of June 2021, Fredricka Whitfield is 55 years old and has a height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Raised in Burtonsville, Maryland, the future CNN anchor went to the Paint Branch High School and graduated in 1983. Then she enrolled at Howard University and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1987.

Career As Journalist- What Is She Doing Now?

Ever since 2002 when Fredericka joined CNN, she is serving as its news anchor on the network's headquarter in Atlanta. Moreover, she anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom. With her days in CNN, Whitfield has showcased her courage and praiseworthy reporting of stories related to disasters. national issues, conventions7, and Olympic Games (Atlanta, Beijing, and London)

Most notably, she reported on the Cuban-Haitian refugee crisis in the 90s, the Kosovo War refugee crisis, the Afghanistan War, the Iraq War, and the 2008 presidential inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Before working on CNN, Fredericka Whitfield worked as an NBC News correspondent and worked on NBC Nightly News. There. she covered stories such as the 1996 Olympics, the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, and the 2000 presidential race.

As the starter in journalism, the American news anchor worked for various stations that include WPLG-TV in Miami, News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C, KTVT-TV in Dallas, and WTNH in New Haven.

For her recognizable works in journalism, Whitfield saw an  Emmy award nomination in 2000 and later won in 2007. She became the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the Year. She is the recipient of the 2005 George Peabody Award, 2005 Ebony Award, and 2008 NAMD Communicator of The Year.

Net Worth In 2021

According to online sources, Fredricka Whitfield has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2021. The majority of her earnings came through her career as a news anchor and correspondent. Professional in journalism for more than 3 decades, Whitfield currently works for CNN and earns in the 6-digit figure per year.

The average salary of a reporter in CNN is $45, 470, but depending on fame and ability, it can go in the range of  $36,465 and $59,974.

Married Life and Mother Of Three Children

Along with her successfully flowing career, Fredricka enjoys a blissful marital relationship. She and her husband John Glenn are married for decades but never opened up about the actual wedding date. Sources report that the date for many years before they exchanged vows.

Her spouse John works as the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1999.

Together, the couple is parents to 3 children. The Howard University graduate welcomed her first child, a son (name not disclosed) in January 2005. Later, the duo welcomed fraternal twins, Nola Amanda Glenn, and son Gilbert James Glenn, in November 2012.

Congrats to CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield @fwhitfield & husband John Glenn @Moonman69 on the birth of your twins! Love journalism LOVE.

— NABJ Headquarters (@NABJ) December 1, 2012

The family of four currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

by sanjeet, 21 Jul, 2015

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