Fredricka Whitfield Biography & Net Worth

Fredricka Whitfield Biography & Net Worth

Popular Name: Fredricka Whitfield
Real Name:
Fredricka Whitfield
Birth Date: May 31, 1965
Birth Place:
United States
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Nationality: American
Height: 173cm
Weight: 65kg
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Married
John Glenn
Children: 3
Profession: News Anchor, Journalist
Years active: N/A
Net Worth: $2.5 Million
Last Updated: 2021

Fredricka Whitfield is best known for being a journalist and news anchor who takes charge of the weekend edition of the program “CNN Newsroom” from CNN’s world command center in Atlanta. She is one of the most popular faces that you see on television these days. In case you don’t know this lady so well, this article exists to share all the important details of her life and works with you. Read on to find out intriguing facts such as her job, earnings, family, accomplishments, and so on.

Fredricka Whitfield’s Biography & Career

Whitfield, born in the United States on May 31, 1965, is the daughter of American runner and Olympian Mal Whitfield. She schooled in Paint Branch High School situated in Burtonsville, Maryland, and graduated in 1983. After that, she joined Howard University’s School of Communications where she graduated from in 1987, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism in the process. While studying at Howard, she worked with campus radio station WHUR where she served as a news anchor.

Upon completing her education, it was time for Whitfield to start her career journey and make a name for herself. Though she currently works with CNN, she had previously worked at several organizations where she left her trademark brilliance and exceptional attributes which eventually got her hired by CNN.

In the beginning, Fredricka Whitfield worked at several organizations including WPLG -TV in Miami, WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut, WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina, , KTVT -TV in Dallas, and News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C.

Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth
Fredricka Whitfield

Whitfield worked at NBC News as a correspondent and served NBC Nightly News as an Atlanta -based correspondent for six years from 1995 to 2001. She also worked for other news programs at NBC News including Today as a morning and afternoon anchor, and also as an assignment reporter.

She got an opportunity to join CNN in 2002, and she did not hesitate to grab the offer before it could pass her by. Since joining the network, Whitfield has covered many major stories. She has reported the destructive Asian tsunami that occurred in December 2004, and was also the first anchor to announce the death of Ronald Reagan. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Whitfield reported from the Persian Gulf region, and also went on to cover many top stories throughout her career, eventually earning for herself a much-needed global recognition that a brave and hardworking journalist of her stature deserves.

At the present time, Fredricka Whitfield anchors the weekend edition of CNN’s “CNN Newsroom” from the headquarters of the network in Atlanta.

Awards & Achievements

Before moving to CNN in 2002, Whitfield she was chosen as Howard University School of Communications’ Alumna of the year.  She has done pretty well for herself so far and has created several personal records for her name, and her reputation at this time has reached an international level.

Personal Life & Family

The beautiful American journalist is not only concerned with progressing her career, but is also interested in building a family. As such, she is a married woman who got married to her heartthrob John Glenn in 1999. Her husband works at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the director of photography. Their union has been blessed with three children: a son born in 2005, and fraternal twins, daughter and son born in 2012.

Her father, American runner and Olympian Mal Whitfield, passed away on November 18, 2015.

Fredricka Whitfield Net worth

As at the time of filling this report, several reputed online sources claim that Fredricka Whitfield owns a net worth of nearly $2.5 million. She has amassed her fortune by working as an anchor for over a considerable number of years. On average, the salary of a news anchor of her level should range between is $35,000 to $90,000 per year. While we cannot say exactly how much she earns at this moment, we expect her salary to fall within the aforementioned range judging by her level of experience and accomplishments so far.

Presently, the 1.73-meter tall lady is the presenter of the weekend version of the program ‘CNN Newsroom’ in Atlanta. Before taking up this role, she formerly hosted a live television news shows titled “All-Access at 2017 Final Four: A CNN-Bleacher Report Special” in the year 2017. Though Whitfield is currently on CNN’s payroll after joining the network in 2002, she has been able to build up her worth by working in news channels like NBC News, NBC Nightly News, WJLA-TV, KTVT-TV, WCIV, WTNH, and WPLG-TV. Accordingly, with an amazing career that comprises varying roles in the media, Fredricka Whitfield has collected a good fortune for herself and her growing kids.


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