Fredricka Whitfield Profile
Fredricka Whitfield is an American award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor working as the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. She has been working for the station since 2002.
Fredricka Whitfield Education
Whitfield graduated from Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, in 1983. In 1987, she graduated from Howard University’s School of Communications with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She worked as a news anchor for the campus radio station WHUR while at Howard. Whitfield was named the Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the Year in 2002.
Fredricka Whitfield Career
Whitfield is CNN’s news anchor who is also an award-winning broadcast career that spans more than 30 years, covering stories ranging from the 1990s Cuban-Haitian refugee crisis to the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race and recount, the Kosovo War refugee crisis, the Afghanistan War, and the start of the second Iraq War, President Barack Obama’s 2008 Inauguration, the Atlanta, Beijing, and London Olympic Games. The recent Virginia Beach, Virginia municipal building mass shooting was covered in breaking news.
Whitfield has benefited greatly from early exposure to global life. Whitfield has benefited greatly from early exposure to global living and awareness. She joined CNN after working as an NBC News correspondent and as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Dateline NBC.
Whitfield worked as a reporter and anchor at WPLG-TV in Miami, an evening anchor for News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., and a general assignment reporter at KTVT-TV in Dallas and WTNH in New Haven, Conn. before joining NBC. She began her career as a reporter and morning anchor for WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina.
Whitfield has received numerous awards and honors for her work in broadcasting. She received an Emmy nomination for long-form storytelling in 2000, and other notable honors include the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the Year.
Quick Facts About Fredricka Whitfield
|Age||56 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
The team that won the Alfred I. DuPont Award in 2004 for CNN’s coverage of the Southeast Asia tsunami disaster, The George Peabody Award was given to the network in 2005 for its live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
The Ebony Award for Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications was given to her in 2005. Emmy Award for outstanding long-form live coverage of a breaking news story in 2007, NAMD Communicator of the Year in 2008, Howard University postgraduate achievement in journalism in 2008, and NYABJ long-form feature in 2009.
Whitfield was also a part of the Peabody Award-winning network’s coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and the 2011 Arab Spring. Whitfield was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2017 for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Series, and she was named an Alvin Ailey Dance Theater 60th Anniversary Honorary Board Member in 2019.
Fredricka Whitfield Age
Whitfield is 56 years old as of 2021. She was born on 31 May 1965 in Maryland, United States. She celebrates his birthday on 31 May every year.
Fredricka Whitfield Height
Whitfield stands at a height is 5 feet 5 inches.
Fredricka Whitfield Family
Whitfield is the daughter of American middle-distance runner and Olympian Mal Whitfield, who became a career U.S. diplomat for more than 30 years. Her father died on November 18, 2015.
Fredricka Whitfield Husband
Whitfield has been married to John Glenn, the Atlanta Journal-director Constitution of photography, since 1999. In January 2005, she gave birth to a son, and in November 2012, she gave birth to fraternal twins, a daughter Nola, and a son Gilbert.
Fredricka Whitfield Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, Whitfield earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Fredricka Whitfield’s Net Worth
Whitfield has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a broadcast journalist and news anchor.
Fredricka Whitfield brain tumor
Whitfield was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had previously visited a ton of hospitals for check-ups but everything was fine according to the tests. However, she demanded more tests and that was when the doctors found the tumor. She, later on, underwent surgery which was a success.
What nationality is Fredricka?
Whitfield was born in Maryland, United States hence holds the American nationality by birth. However, her ethnicity is still not known by the public.
Fredricka Whitfield CNN
At CNN Whitfield works alongside
- Brianna Keilar
- Brian Stelter
- Ana Cabrera
- Victor Blackwell
- Anna Stewart
- Vedika Sud
- Jake Tapper
- Patrick Snell
- Isa Soares
- Jim Sciutto
- Alex Thomas
- Gary Tuchman
- Nick Valencia
- Derek Van Dam
- Bob Van Dillen