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

By Sabena Shahi | On: 01 Jul, 2017
Fredricka Whitfield Wiki, Married, Husband, Divorce, Salary and Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1965-05-31
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse John Glenn
Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $500 Thousand Dollars
Social Media Twitter, Facebook
Children/Kids Nola Amanda Glenn (Daughter), Gilbert James Glenn (Son)
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-three years of age Fredricka Whitfield is an American news anchor for CNN who hosts the weekend daytime edition of CNN Newsroom program. Alongside her career achievement and a hefty sum of net worth, she is also in the highlights with 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

Fredricka started working when she was studying at Howard University. At first, she worked as a news anchor for the Howards radio station called ‘WHBC.' After graduating from University, she began her professional journey by starting to work on various television stations. Fredricka’s early work experience came at Dallas-based television station called ‘KTVT-TV’ and Miami-based television station ‘WPLG-TV.'

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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.

Whitfield worked at WPLG-TV in Miami before joining NBC. She also worked for WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina, KTVT-TV in Dallas. WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut and News Channel 8 in Washington D.C.

Whitfield has reported many major stories since she joined CNN in 2002. She was the first anchor to break the news of the death of US President Ronald Reagan. She has also reported the devastating tsunami in Asia which occurred in December 2004.

Fredricka worked for NBC News from 1995 to 2001 for six years. She has also worked as anchor and reporter for NBC’s other various television shows.

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. 

Besides being professionally active, she also has an attractive personality. She had a good figure when she was young and was called a hot and sexy lady. She has a tall height of 6 feet and 2 inches. She was also rumored to be a lesbian once, but it was a false rumor.

Married - Husband, Children, Divorce

Fredricka is a married woman and in other words, 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 30 years of 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, in fact, 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 has respectfully her wife and mother responsibility. 

There are no rumors about her divorce. Also, there is no news about her past relationships and boyfriends. Her bio can be found in wiki pages and other sites.