Fred Blankenship Profile
Fred Blankenship is an American news anchor who anchors Channel 2 Action News at Noon and Channel 2 Action News from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. He joined the WSB-TV family in 2007.
Fred Blankenship Career
Prior to coming to Atlanta Blankenship worked six years at San Diego’s KGTV as a reporter and weekend anchor. In San Diego, he won awards for stories on drug prevention and community outreach. Many of the stories he covered focused on the growing problem of gangs. Also, Blankenship reported on the state’s largest fires. In 2004, he covered the Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Before he got to KGTV, Blankenship worked at KAKE TV in Wichita, Kansas. In Kansas Blankenship chased storms on a regular basis developing expertise at covering severe weather. Prior to KAKE, he worked at KRON in San Francisco where he was apart of a team that received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for the documentary “About Race.”
He has been a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and also a member of the National Press Photographers Association.
Since his arrival at WSB-TV, he has traveled to California for special reports on Georgia’s water crisis comparing how the two states tackle water issues. Blankenship has also written and produced special assignment news series and been a part of Prime Time Action News projects. He actively hosts local leadership and community events and celebrations. Blankenship’s true passion is working with kids and young adults to help ensure they get added encouragement and support to accomplish whatever it is they want to do in life.
Fred Blankenship Age
Blankenship was born on 12th September 1974, in Los Angeles, United States (he is 45 years old as of 2019.)
Fred Blankenship Height
Blankenship stands at height is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) tall.
Fred Blankenship Family / Parents
Blankenship was born to his Father Fred Douglas Blankenship Jr. of African-American ethnicity. His father died at the age of 57. After the demise of his father, Fred took all the responsibility of his family that included his mother, who is a teacher, and his big sister.
Fred Blankenship Wife
Blankenship is married to Paige and the couple is blessed with three children: Layla, Freddy, and Jaden.
Fred Blankenship Salary
Being one of the top news anchors for WSB-TV, there is no doubt Blankenship earns a good salary. However, the exact amount of money Blankenship receives has not yet been disclosed.
Fred Blankenship Net Worth
Blankenship’s net worth is currently under review but the information will be updated as soon as he discloses how much he is worth.
Fred Blankenship WSB-TV
At WSB-TV Blankenship works alongside;
- Wendy Corona – Anchor / Reporter
- Sophia Choi – Anchor
- Jorge Estevez – Anchor
- Jovita Moore – Anchor
- Justin Wilfon – Anchor
- Justin Farmer – Anchor
- Lori Wilson – Anchor / Reporter
- Linda Stouffer – Anchor
- Carol Sbarge – Anchor
- Katie Walls – Meteorologist
- Zach Klein – Sports Director
- Alison Mastrangelo – Sports Director
- Jim Strickland – Consumer Investigator
- Nicole Carr – Investigative Reporter
- Justin Gray – Investigative Reporter
- Richard Elliot – Reporter
- Tyisha Fernandes – Reporter
- Monica Pearson – Journalist
- Eboni Deon – Meteorologist
- Richard Belcher – Investigative Reporter & Anchor
- Brad Nitz – Meteorologist
- Glenn Burns – Chief Meteorologist
- John Pruitt – Anchor