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Fredricka Whitfield Husband – John Glenn and Children

Fredricka Whitfield married John Glenn, Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s photography director. In 2005, the couple blessed with a son.

After seven years hiatus, she gave birth to fraternal twins, daughter, Nola Amanda Glenn and a son, Gilbert James Glenn. Prior to marriage, the couple dated for a while at the end of college days.

Fredricka Whitfield Age and Bio


Fredricka Whitfield is an American news anchor and reporter for CNN. She is hosting the American news program CNN Newsroom.

Being hardworking and competent, she has been honored with more than eight prestigious awards.

  • Birthday: May 31, 1965 (age 53 
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American

Family – Father, Mother, and Early Life

She is the daughter of father Mal Whitfield and his wife Nola Whitfield. Her dad was an Olympian and athlete best known by his title “Marvelous Mal”. Fredricka was born in Maryland, United States.

She has two siblings; Sister Nyna Konishi and Brother Lonnie Whitfield.

  • Parents: Mal Whitfield,  Nola Whitfield
  • Husband: John Glenn
  • Children: Nola Amanda Glenn, Gilbert James Glenn
  • Marital Status: Married

In 1983, she completed high school graduation from Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland. Later, she enrolled at Howard University and honored with Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1987.

Fredricka Whitfield Height – 6 feet 2 inches ( 187 cm)

Fredricka Whitfield stands tall with height is 6 feet 2 inches that flawlessly matches her body measurements.

She still looks young and charismatic. With regular exercise and strict diet, she has maintained her figure. She is one of the charming faces in the journalism world.

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She looks stunning in any sort of attire. She is living a classy life. She loves to explore new places and usually spends her time with her husband and children.

TV Shows: CNN Newsroom

While attending Howard, she was an anchor for college radio station WHUR. Later, she served at three different television stations that include WPLG-TV in Miami, WTHN in New Haven, KTVT-TV in Dallas and WCIV in Charleston.

In 1995, she moved to NBC News. She served as a correspondent for NBC Nightly News until 2001. Apart from that, she worked for several others shows such as The Today Show. At NBC, she was morning and evening anchor and also an assignment reporter.

With enough experience, she joined CNN in 2002. Since 2002, she has reported numerous top stories from all over the globe. She was the first news anchor to break Ronald Reagan’s death News. In 2004, she reported the devastating Asian tsunami.

Furthermore, she has reported the Persian Gulf during Afghanistan and Iraq war, 2008 summer Olympic Games in Beijing, 2009 presidential inauguration, and 2012 London Olympics.

Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth – $5 Million Dollars

Fredricka Whitfield has a net worth of $5 million dollars earned from her journalism career.

Fredricka Whitfield Salary – $500 Thousand Dollars

Fredricka Whitfield receives a yearly salary of over $500 thousand dollars from CNN. In her more than two-decade-long journalism career, she has been honored with several awards for her hard work and dedication.

In 2000, she was nominated for Emmy Award. She has won Howard University School of Communications alumna of the year in 2002.

Similarly, in 2005, she was honored with George Peabody award and Ebony award for the network’s live coverage of Hurricane and Katrina and aftermath, and for Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications respectively.

Two years later, in 2007, she was awarded Emmy award for outstanding live coverage of a breaking news story long form.

Moreover, she has won several notable awards including the NAMD Communicator of the year and Howard University Postgraduate achievement in the field of Journalism in 2008.

Additionally, she was also one of the members during the coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and 2011 Arab Spring, for which CNN has won Peabody award.