Fredricka Whitfield Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Education, Career, Net worth, Salary, Family, Husband, Children, Awards

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Fredricka Whitfield Biography

Fredricka Whitfield is a well-known American journalist and also news anchor. Presently at weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Born in Nairobi, Kenya thanks to her Olympic-medalist dad who became a career U.S. diplomat for more than 30 years.

 

Fredricka Whitfield Age

Currently, at the age of 56 years old. Born in the year 1965 on the 31st of May.

Fredricka Whitfield Height

Fredericka stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.87 meters).

Fredricka Whitfield weight

Standing at her slim body with attractive curves she is considered one of the hottest female journalists weighing at weighs 132.27 lbs (60kgs).

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Fredricka Whitfield Education

She was born in Kenya but because of her father’s talent, they moved states. Whitfield attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1983. Later on, earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University’s School of Communications in 1987.

So during her time in school news anchoring for the campus radio station, WHUR was her job. In the year 2002, she became selected as the Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year. So her career officially began after school in WPLG-TV in Miami.

Fredricka Whitfield Career

So immediately after college she first worked at  WPLG-TV in Miami, NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C. Furthermore there were a number of jobs that followed after WPLG-TV. Later on, she became a correspondent for NBC News, serving as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News from 1995 to 2001.

Whitfield joined CNN in 2002 and has covered several major stories and this is after working for other news programs at NBC including Today. Currently anchors CNN’s weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Being there she has covered several major stories.

Net worth

Due to her hard work especially at her current job in CNN, it is obvious for her to be moneyed. Having worked in the media industry for more than two decades she accumulated a net worth of $ 5 million.

Salary

An average news anchor and reporter at CNN World headquarters in Atlanta receives a salary of $500, 000 dollars per year.

Fredricka Whitfield Family

Born in Nairobi, Kenya thanks to her Olympic-medalist dad who became a career U.S. diplomat for more than 30 years. She is the daughter of Mal Whitfield who was an American athlete and her mother, Nola Whitfield, on the other hand, was a policewoman and belonged of Nigerian descent. The siblings include Malvin Lonnie Whitfield, Nyna Konishi, and Edward Whitfield Wright.

 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.

Whitfield husband

 Children

The couple welcomed their first child a son named John Glenn Jr. in January 2005. Then in the month of November in 2012 Whitfield gave birth to a set of fraternal twins who are a son James Gilbert and a daughter Nola Amanda.

Whitfield kids

 Awards

In her nearly three-decades-long career, Whitfield has therefore garnered multiple awards and honors for her broadcasting. In 2000 she earned an Emmy award nomination for long-form storytelling.  Her other notable awards include;

  1. The 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year, 2004
  2. Alfred I DuPont Award-winning team for CNN’s coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, 2005
  3. George Peabody award for the network’s live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath, 2005
  4. Ebony award for Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications, 2007
  5. Emmy award for outstanding live coverage of a breaking news story long-form, 2008
  6. NAMD Communicator of the year, 2008 Howard University postgraduate achievement in the field of Journalism.
  7. 2009 NYABJ long-form feature.

How tall is Fredricka Whitfield

Fredericka stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.87 meters).

How old is Fredricka Whitfield

Born in the year 1965 on the 31st of May and presently at the age of 56 years old.