Fredricka Whitfield Biography

Fredricka Whitfield

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Birth Name: Fredricka Whitfield
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign: taurus
Age:   52 Years
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Fredricka Whitefield is an American journalist who is currently working as a news anchor for CNN. She was born on May 31, 1965 in Maryland, United States. She was to her father, Malvin Greston Whitefield and her mother, Marry A. Her father is an Olympic Champion and her mother was a policeman. She also has a younger brother, Edward Whitefield Wright. Her nationality is American and she belongs to White ethnicity.

Fredicka Whitefield got married to John Glenn, former Director of Photography at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They are blessed with three children which include a son and twins named Nola Amanda and Gilbert James Glenn. Before her marriage, she was romantically involved in an affair with Cohn Glenn.

Fredricka Whitefield got into controversies like her unexpectedly interview with Joan Rivers, and she also got on another controversy by referring the gunman as “courageous and brave”, who attacked Dallas police in 2015.

Fredricka Whitefield has a successful professional life and her current net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.

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Born in Maryland, United States

1965 31th of May

Fedricka Whitefield was born in the mid 1960s in Maryland, United States. She was born to her parents Malvin Greston Whitefield and Marry A. Her father is an Olympic champion and her mother used to be a policeman.


Graduated from Paint Branch High School


Fedricka Whitefield attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland and graduated from there in 1983. After that she joined Howard University’s School of law and graduated from there with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.


Joined NBC News


Fedricka Whitefield joined NBC News in 1995. She worked as a correspondent for NBC News and she was posted to Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Highly News.  She also worked in other programs such as The Today Show. 


Joined CNN


Fedricka Whitefield joined CNN in 2002 and she had been involved in many news and reports for CNN. She became the first news anchor to break the news of death of Ronald Regan and she has reported some major news, Asian tsunami and Persian Gulf.


Got on a Controversy

2015 13th of June

Fedricka Whitefield was in controversy on June 13, 2015. She got into controversy after she refereed the shooters as “courageous and brave”, who attacked Dallas police force. After that incident, the next day she admitted she misspoke about shooters.


Death of her father Malvin Greston Whitefield

2015 18th of November

Fedricka Whitefield father, Malvin Greston Whitefield died on November 18, 2015. Her father was an athlete and he was an Olympic champion in 800 meters. Her father used to love her so much and they had a good connection.


Working for CNN


Fedricka Whitefield is currently working foe CNN as a news anchor. She is currently hosting the weekend daytime edition of CNN Newsroom. She has been serving for CNN for more than a decade and she had many experiences in CNN.

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