Fredricka Whitfield Biography and Wiki
Fredricka Whitfield is an American news journalist working as the weekend edition News Anchor for CNN Newsroom based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fredricka Whitfield’s Age and Birthday
Whitfield was born on May 31, 1965, in Nairobi, Kenya, She is 58years old as of 2023, Her birth sign is Aries and she celebrates her birthday on the 31st of May.
Fredricka Whitfield Height And Weight
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches with an approximate weight of 57 kg (125 Pounds)
Fredricka Whitfield Education
Whitfield graduated from Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland in 1983. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University’s Department of Communications, which she earned in 1987.
She was the campus news anchor for WHUR throughout her time at Howard. She created a wonderful legacy as the 2002 Alumna of the Year.
Fredricka Whitfield Family
She was born in Nairobi, Kenya, but spent the majority of her youth in America. She is the proud daughter of Olympic and former middle-distance runners, Mal Whitfield and Nola Whitfield.
She is the sister of Nyna Konishi, Lonnie Whitfield, and Ed Wright, an excellent high jumper. The Mal Whitfield Foundation was founded by Fredricka’s father. 5,000 athletic scholarships have been awarded by the charity.
Fredricka Whitfield Husband and Kids
Fredricka is married to John Glenn, who works at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as the director of photography. They got married back in 1990. Together they have three children in their marriage.
Fredricka Whitfield CNN News| Career
Fredricka has done an outstanding job in the field since joining the CNN family, covering landmark events such as the death of US President Ronald Reagan, the devastating Asian tsunami in December 2004, and the Persian Gulf region during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Whitfield worked as a journalist with NBC News from 1995 to 2001 before joining CNN. She also worked for NBC as a morning and afternoon anchor, as well as an assignment reporter.
Before joining NBC News, she worked for WPLG-TV in Miami, News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., KTVT-TV in Dallas, WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut, and WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina.
Fredricka Whitfield’s Salary and Net Worth
She probably receives around $110,000 as a news reporter, she also has a net worth of over $750,000 as of 2023 from her successful career. The average salary of a news journalist in the United States ranges from around $36,000-$90,000.