Frederik Pleitgen Biography

Frederik Pleitgen

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Birth Name: Frederik Pleitgen
Birth Country: Germany
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Frederik Pleitgen is well known as a journalist and correspondent for CNN International. He was born in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany to Fritz Pletitgen; a German television journalist & an author and to mother, Gerda Lichtenberg. He attended the University of Bonn to study North American Studies and further joined Free University Berlin. In additional to his education, he has also joined the New York University and spent 1-year studying journalism.

Being a son of a journalist, Frederik Pleitgen he got inspirations to join the journalism field. He started his career as a journalist with German television broadcaster ZDF. Further, he worked for RTL and German news channel N-TV prior to joining CNN. During his profession, he has covered the "the aftermath Charlie Hebdo Shooting" from Paris, France.

Pleitgen has appeared as a host for numbers of TV shows, which includes At this Hour, CNN Breaking News, Revolution in Egypt-President Mubarak Step Down and The Martin. His other service in TV series includes Fareed Zakaria GPS,  Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield etc.

Renowned journalist, broadcaster, and host, Frederik Pleitgen holds a German nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Regarding his personal life, Pleitgen has kept it privately. He is now in his forties so he might be married be married; however, hasn't revealed yet.

He has never mentioned about his girlfriends and affairs. It seems Frederik is busy making his career and to get more popularity and to be financially strong.

As of 2017, Frederik Pleitgen has a net worth of around $1 million dollars and his annual salary is
$174,000. Pleitgen is active on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. On Twitter, he has over 268,000 fan followers. 


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Born in Germany


Fritz Pletgen was born in Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in 1976, to Fritz Pletitgen and Gerda Lichtenberg. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds a German nationality.


Joined CNN


In this year, Frederik joined CNN as a Senior International Correspondent based in CNN’s London bureau. and from 2017 he is serving as a CNN’s Berlin correspondent delivering the Cultural, economic and political influences to the audiences.


Appeared in At This Hour


Frederik appeared in At This Hour, a weekday news and discussion airing at 11 am Eastern. Besides this, he has also made his appearance in the show The Martian and CNN Breaking News: Revolution in E


Current Net Worth and Updates


As per of 2017, Fritz Pleitgen has an estimated net worth around $1 million dollars. He earns his wealth through his professional career of journalism. He is one of the highest-paid journalist.

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