Fredricka Whitfield Biography
Fredricka Whitfield is a renown American journalist working as a general assignment reporter, news anchor at the Cables News Network. She anchors the weekend CNN Newsroom based in Atlanta. Whitfield is one of the most influential world’s journalists. She is a very beautiful woman who has won millions of viewership due to her comprehensive news coverage.
Fredricka Whitfield Birthday and Age
Whitfield was born on May 31, 1965, in Maryland, in the United States. Her birth sign is Capricorn.
Fredricka Whitfield Family
Fredricka was born and raised by both parents in Maryland, in the United States. She is a daughter to Mal Whitfield the father and Nola Whitfield the mother. She has two sisters called Nyna Konioshi and Lonnie Whitfield.
Fredricka Whitfield Height and Weight
Whitfield has a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.9m) and weighs 133lbs (60.1 Kg).
Fredricka Whitfield Marriage
Fredricka is married to her longtime boyfriend, fiancée, and soulmate John Glen. The duo birds dated for a long time since their college life before they engaged and waded in a colorful ceremony.
Fredricka Whitfield Children
The marriage between Fredricka and John is blessed with two children. The couple received twins, a boy and a girl child called Nola Amanda Glenn and Gilbert James Glenn.
Fredricka Whitfield Education
Fredricka got her education in Maryland, United States. After her elementary education, she joined Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland. She then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Howard University, school of communications.
Fredricka Whitfield Career
Fredricka began her journalism career when she secured employment with WCIV-TV in Charleston, South Carolina as a newscaster and general assignment reporter. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for WTNH-TV in New Haven, Connecticut, KTVT-TV in Dallas. She also worked at WPLG-TV in Miami, Channel 8 in Washington DC.
In 1995, she joined NBC as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News. Some of her responsibilities included morning and afternoon news anchoring and general assignment reporter. In 2001, she quit the station to join CNN.
In 2002, she joined CNN as a general assignment reporter. Her first role was to cover the death of Ronald Reagan. She also covered the Asian Tsunami of 2004 and live events in the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recently, Fredricka anchors CNN’s weekend edition on CNN Newsroom, working from Atlanta, United States.
Fredricka Whitfield Controversies
In 2004, Fredricka commented on Joan Rivers comedy describing her as mean-spirited for wearing vintage fur, despite using leather shoes. The statements sparked heated debates among fans. She acknowledged the controversy confirming that it was the most talked-about interview that ended abruptly with an exit.
In 2015, she described the gunman who attacked the Dallas police station as brave and courageous on-air sparking heated debates on social media. She thought that the man is part of a well-coordinated terrorist attack. She later apologized to the public on live camera the following day for reckless sentiments.
Fredricka Whitfield Salary
Fredricka is approximated to earn $40,000 annually from her journalism career.
Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth
Fredricka is rated to be worth $5.2 million including his earnings, assets, and investments.