Who is Frederick Whitfield?
Fredricka Whitfield was born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, on May 31, 1965 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds US citizenship. She is a journalist and news anchor, currently hosting the US show “CNN Newsroom” on weekdays.
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Youth, parents and education
Fredricka was raised as an only child in Honolulu by her father Mal Whitfield, who was an American athlete, aviator and goodwill ambassador, and who might be best known for being the Olympic 800 meter champion in 1948 and 1952 – Fredricka’s mother was a housewife who preferred not to be in the media.
Fredricka was very close to her parents and was there by her side when Mal passed away on November 18, 2015.
Fredricka studied at Paint Branch High School located in Burtonsville, Maryland, and it was there that she became interested in journalism – she wrote several articles for the school newspapers and was encouraged by her teachers to pursue a career in journalism. After enrolling in 1983, Fredricka enrolled in Howard University’s School of Communications and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987.
Fredricka launched her career while still dating Howard, while working at WHUR, the campus radio station, as a news anchor.
After graduating, Fredricka joined WPLG-TV where she served as an anchor, causing her to move to Miami, Florida, which then became one of her favorite cities in the United States. After spending over a year there, she moved to Washington, D.C. when she was asked to work for News Channel 8.
Fredricka spent about two years with News Channel 8, before moving to KTVT-TV in Dallas, Texas, then became somewhat addicted to travel and started looking for work in other states after less than a year. in Dallas.
She eventually found work in New Haven, Connecticut, and began working at WTNH as a news anchor, staying there for a year before moving to Charleston, South Carolina to begin work on Virtual Channel 36. WCIV. She became somewhat popular in the United States in 1995, when she became a correspondent for “NBC Nightly News”, and she kept the position for the next six years, while occasionally contributing to several other NBC programs, including “Today” morning news and talk show.
In 2002, Fredricka joined CNN (Cable News Network), one of the most popular networks in the United States, launched in 1980 by Ted Turner, media owner and philanthropist, and Reese Schonfeld, journalist and television executive.
It was the first channel to provide 24/7 news and is headquartered today in Atlanta, Georgia.
To date, CNN subscribes to approximately 90 million TV households, or nearly 98% of all cable households in the United States. According to several rankings, CNN is the third most popular cable just behind MSNBC and Fox News.
Since she started working at CNN, Fredricka has covered many important stories such as the death of the 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan, the 2004 Indian earthquake and tsunami, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Rumors and controversies
During a 2014 interview with Joan Rivers, the late American comedian and actress, Fredricka criticized Joan for being naughty and for wearing vintage fur, leading Joan to abruptly walk out in the middle of the interview – the scene went viral on the internet, which increased Fredricka’s popularity. celebrity.
On June 13, 2015, Fredricka spoke about the man who shot police in Dallas, describing him as ‘brave and courageous’ – two days later she apologized on air saying how she had overused the words and was sorry; it is widely believed that Fredricka only apologized because her network forced her to.
Husband John Glenn
Fredricka met her future half John Glenn shortly after graduating from college, and they dated for about 10 years before getting married in a private ceremony in 1999, attended by their closest friends and family. their family. Her husband is also a journalist and photographer, who now works for the major daily newspaper The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) as director of photography. In January 2005, Fredricka gave birth to their son, and in November 2012, their twins Nola and Gilbert. The family of five leads a seemingly happy life together in Atlanta.
Fredricka has not spoken of any other men she might have been with before meeting John, and as of September 2020, she is married with three children.
Hobbies and other interests
Fredricka is not a fan of social media and thinks it has only disconnected people, even though it was originally intended to connect them – she is not active on Instagram. but has a Twitter account which she is supposed to have because she is a journalist. She still loves to travel, and since the start of her career, she has traveled the United States and several European countries for work and pleasure. She has traveled to the Middle East several times to report on the war in Iraq.
Fredricka is an animal lover and has several pet cats and dogs.
In her free time she likes to watch movies and her favorite actors and actresses are Matt Damon and Julia Roberts while some of her favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting”, “The Runaway Bride” and “Notting Hill”.
Age and salary
Fredricka’s age is 55. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 6 feet 2 inches (1.87 m) and she weighs around 155 pounds (71 kg).
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.