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Fredricka Whitfield Wiki, Married, Husband, Divorce, Salary and Net Worth

By MD writer | Updated On: 02 Apr, 2021
Fredricka Whitfield Wiki, Married, Husband, Divorce, Salary and Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth May 31, 1965 Age 56 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse John Glenn
Gay/Lesbain No Ethnicity Black
Net Worth $3 million Social Media Twitter, Facebook
Children/Kids A son, and twins: Nola Amanda Glenn and Gilbert James Glenn Height 6 feet 2 Inches
Education Howard University Siblings Malvin Lonnie Whitfield, Ed Wright (Brother), Nyna Konishi (Sister)
Parents Mal Whitfield (Father), Nola Whitfield (Mother)

Fifty-five years of age, Fredricka Whitfield is an American news anchor for CNN who hosts the weekend daytime edition of the CNN Newsroom program. Alongside her career achievement and a hefty sum of net worth, she highlights her controversial reports.

Fredricka Whitefield's Wiki - Age, Ethnicity 

She was born on May 31, 1965. She is the daughter of Mal Whitfield, who was an Olympian. Fredricka has a younger half-brother named Edward Whitfield Wright. But sadly, her father died on 18 November 2015 at the age of 91. Carrying American nationality, Whitfield belongs to African-American ethnicity.

Fredricka attends her fathers funeral alongside her son John Glenn Jr. on 8 June 2016 (Photo: gettyimages)

Whitfield attended graduated from Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, in 1983. In 1987 she earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Howard University’s school of communications. She served as a news anchor for a campus radio station called WHUR while attending Howard.

Fredricka Career - Salary & Net Worth

Before joining CNN, Whitfield was a correspondent for NBC News, and she also served as an Atlanta-based correspondent from 1995 to 2001 for NBC Nightly News. She also worked for other news programs at NBC, such as The Today Show. Besides that, she was also a morning and afternoon anchor and an assignment reporter.

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Whitfield worked at WPLG-TV in Miami before joining NBC. 

Being in the field of journalism since 1990, Fredricka is indeed a prominent journalist, and there is no doubt that she enjoys a large sum of net worth with massive earning of salary. As an anchor of CNN, she draws an average salary of $85K. Her estimated net worth is $3 million.

Besides being professionally active, she also has an attractive personality. She has a tall height of 6 feet and 2 inches. There were rumors about her being a lesbian once, but it was a false rumor.

Married - Husband, Children, Divorce

Fredricka is happily married to John Glenn. Her husband is a veteran photographer with experience ranging from corporate and event photography to editorial and Olympics coverage. His career includes positions at the Atlanta Journal-constitution, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, USA Today, Gannett News Service, and the Airline Pilots Association magazine.

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However, there is no information on how and where Fredricka met her husband; she has also not revealed her wedding date to the public. In their married life, the couple shares three children, including fraternal twins. Despite having a busy schedule, she respectfully has her wife and mother’s responsibility. 

There are no rumors about her divorce. Also, there is no news about her past relationships and boyfriends.


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