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.