Fredricka Whitfield Biography
Fredricka Whitfield is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN as an anchor. She is based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. In addition, Whitfield anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom.
Fredricka Whitfield Age
How old is Whitfield? She is 57 years old as of 2023. Whitfield was born on 31 May 1965 in Nairobi, Kenya. She celebrates her birthday on 31 May every year.
Fredricka Whitfield Education
Whitfield attended Paint Branch High School, in Burtonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1983. In 1987, she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the School of Media of Howard University. She worked as a news anchor for the campus radio station WHUR while attending Howard. Whitfield was chosen to be the Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the Year in 2002.
Fredricka Whitfield Height|Weight
Whitfield stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Fredricka Whitfield Family
Fredricka is the daughter of Nola Whitfield and the late Malvin Graston Whitfield, a former American athlete, goodwill ambassador, and airman. She has two siblings; Nyna Konishi and Lonnie Whitfield. Her father, Mal Whitfield, died on November 18, 2015.
Fredricka Whitfield Husband
She is happily married to John Glenn, the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the couple tied the knot in 1999. She gave birth to a son in January 2005, and to fraternal twins, daughter Nola Amanda Glenn and son Gilbert James Glenn, in November 2012.
Fredricka Whitfield Children
She gave birth to a son in January 2005, and to fraternal twins, daughter Nola Amanda Glenn and son Gilbert James Glenn, in November 2012.
Fredricka Whitfield Career
Whitefield has 3 decades of experience in her career and is an award-winning broadcast, her reporting varies from covering stories from the Cuban-Haitian refugee crisis in the 90s to the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race and recounting, the Kosovo War refugee crisis, the Afghanistan War, and the start of second Iraq War, the 2008 Inauguration of President Barack Obama, the Atlanta, Beijing and London Olympic Games, the 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act in Selma Alabama, the Presidential primary races and National Conventions. In addition, Breaking news coverage includes domestic and international stories, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
She was born in Nairobi, Kenya thanks to her Olympic-medalist dad who became a career U.S. diplomat for more than 30 years, Whitfield lived, learned, and continues to appreciate the values of cultural diversity, awareness, compassion, and appreciation, Whitfield is a great benefactor of early life exposure to global living and awareness. She also lived in Somalia as a child and in France as a college exchange student.
Whitfield served as a correspondent for NBC News and served as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Dateline NBC before joining CNN in 2002.
Prior to that, Whitfield served 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 as well as at WTNH in New Haven, Conn. She started her broadcasting career as a reporter and morning anchor for WCIV in Charleston, S.C.
Fredricka Whitfield Awards
Whitfield won multiple awards and honors for her broadcasting. She received an Emmy award nomination for long-form storytelling in 2000, while other remarkable awards include the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year, the 2004 Alfred I. DuPont Award-winning team for CNN’s coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, 2005 George Peabody award for the network’s live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath, 2005 Ebony award for Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications, 2007 Emmy award for outstanding live coverage of a breaking news story long-form, 2008 NAMD Communicator of the year, 2008 Howard University postgraduate achievement in the field of Journalism, and 2009 NYABJ long-form feature.
Moreover, Whitfield was also a part of the network’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and the 2011 Arab Spring. In 2017 Whitfield was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Series, in 2018 she was named one of Ebony’s Power 100, and in 2019 was named a 60th Anniversary Honorary Board Member of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Whitfield earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University.
Fredricka Whitfield Salary|Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Fredricka Whitfield Social Media Platforms
Whitfield is very active on social media platforms and has over 33.7k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.