Fredricka Whitfield Bio, Wiki, Age, CNN, Husband, Net worth, Salary, and Twitter

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Fredricka Whitfield Profile

Fredricka Whitfield is an American journalist and news anchor. She anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, and she is also a fill-in and substitute anchor for CNN’s At This Hour With Kate Bolduan.

Fredricka Whitfield Age

Whitfield is 58 years old as of 2023, he was born on 31st May 1965 in Burtonsville, Maryland, United States of America. Additionally, he celebrates his birthday on 31st May every year.

Fredricka Whitfield Height

He stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Fredricka Whitfield Family

Whitfield is the daughter of American middle-distance runner and Olympian Mal Whitfield.

Fredricka Whitfield Education

Whitfield attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1983. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University’s School of Communications in 1987. While attending Howard, she served as a news anchor for the campus radio station WHUR. In 2002, Whitfield was selected as the Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the Year.

Fredricka Whitfield Husband

Whitfield has been married to John Glenn, the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, since 1999. She gave birth to a son in January 2005, and a set of fraternal twins, daughter Nola and son Gilbert, in November 2012.

Fredricka Whitfield
Fredricka Whitfield

Fredricka Whitfield Career

After college, Whitfield worked at WPLG-TV in Miami, NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C., KTVT-TV in Dallas, WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut, and WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina. Then she became a correspondent for NBC News, serving as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News from 1995 to 2001.

She worked for other news programs at NBC including Today; she was a morning and afternoon anchor as well as an assignment reporter. Whitfield joined CNN in 2002 and has covered several major stories. She was the first anchor to break the news of the death of Ronald Reagan. She has reported the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

Whitfield also reported from the Persian Gulf region during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Before joining CNN in 2002, Whitfield was a correspondent for NBC News and served as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Dateline NBC.

Before her time at NBC, Whitfield was 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 began her professional career as a reporter and morning anchor for WCIV in Charleston, S.C.

Fredricka Whitfield Awards and Honors

Whitfield has garnered multiple awards and honors for her broadcasting. In 2000 she earned an Emmy award nomination for long-form storytelling, while other notable awards include the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the Year and 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 its 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. 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.

Fredricka Whitfield Controversies

In 2014, Whitfield’s televised interview with comedian Joan Rivers to discuss her new book of comedy came to an abrupt end after Whitfield commented that Rivers’ work on the Fashion Police shows and Casey Anthony jokes were mean-spirited, in addition to criticizing her for wearing a vintage fur despite Whitfield’s wearing of animal leather.  Whitfield acknowledged the controversy during a subsequent broadcast, calling her segment with Rivers “one of the most talked about interviews ending abruptly with an exit”.

On June 13, 2015, Whitfield described the gunman who attacked police in Dallas, Texas, as “courageous and brave” on air, when she thought he might be part of a coordinated terrorist attack. The next day she claimed she misspoke but made no formal apology for the initial statement. The following day, Whitfield issued a formal on-air apology, saying she misused those words and was sincerely sorry

Fredricka Whitfield Salary

She has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from her career at CNN News.

Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth

Whitfield has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as an Anchor.

Fredricka Whitfield Social Media Platforms

Whitfield is very active on her Twitter, and Facebook pages. She has 33.5k followers on Twitter and 44k followers on Facebook.

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