Fredricka Whitfield Biography / Wiki
Fredricka Whitfield is an American journalist and news anchor currently anchoring the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. She earned an Emmy award nomination for long-form storytelling, while other notable awards include the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year, 2004 Alfred I.
Fredricka Whitfield Age / Birthday
Fredricka was born on May 31, 1965, in Nairobi, Kenya. She celebrates her birthday on 31st May every year. She is 55 years old as of 2020.
Fredricka Whitfield Height / Weight
Whitfield has a standing height of 6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm ). Details talking about her weight are still under review and will be updated when this information is available.
Fredricka Whitfield Education
Talking about her educational background, she attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1983. She then proceeded to Howard University’s School of Communications where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987.
Fredricka Whitfield Family / Parents
Talking about her family background, She is born to Mal Whitfield ( father ) who is a renowned American middle-distance runner, and Nola Whitfield ( mother ) who was born in Maryland in the United States of America. She is not the only child in their family, Whitfield has three siblings; two brothers Malvin Lonnie Whitfield and Ed Wright, and a sister Nyna Konishi. Fredricka’s father, Mal Whitfield, died November 18, 2015.
Fredricka Whitfield Husband / Marriage
Fredricka is married to her handsome husband John Glenn who is the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, since 1999. The two couples tied their knots back in 1999 and together they are blessed with a son in January 2005, and to fraternal twins, daughter Nola and son Gilbert, in November 2012.
Fredricka Whitfield CNN
Before Whitfield joined CNN, she worked as a correspondent for NBC News and served as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News from 1995 to 2001. She also worked for other news programs at NBC including Today; she was a morning and afternoon anchor as well as an assignment reporter.
She is known to be one of the most hardworking journalists in the globe, Whitfield has covered several major stories prior to joining CNN back in 2002. Whitfield was among the first anchor to break the news of the death of Ronald Reagan and has reported the devastating Asian tsunami which occurred in December 2004.
Fredricka Whitfield Awards
- 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year Award
- 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
- 2005 George Peabody award for CNN’s live coverage of Hurricane Katrina
Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth / Salary
According to our research, Fredricka has an estimated net worth of $500 Thousand Dollars as of 2020.