Fredricka Whitfield
Fredricka Whitfield
Real Name/Full Name Fredricka Whitfield
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Fredricka Whitfield
Birth Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 31 May 1965
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Mal Whitfield
Mother – Nola Whitfield
Siblings: Malvin Lonnie Whitfield and Nyna Konishi.
School: Paint Branch High School
College: Howard University
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: John Glenn (m, 1999)
Kids/Children Name: 3 children including, Nola Amanda Glenn and Gilbert James Glenn.
Profession: Journalist and News Anchor
Net Worth: $4 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Fredricka Whitfield is a popular American journalist and news anchor. She worked for NBC from 1995 to 2001 and has been working for CNN since 2002. She currently anchors the weekend edition of the popular news program, “CNN Newsroom”. She has won various awards in her career including the George Peabody Award and the New York Association of Black Journalists Long-Form Feature Award.

Well, how well do you know about Fredricka Whitfield? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Fredricka Whitfield’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Fredricka Whitfield to date.

Biography and Early Life

Fredricka Whitfield was born on the 31st of May 1965 in the city of Nairobi in Kenya to parents, Mal Whitfield and Nola Whitfield. Her father was a popular American middle-distance runner. Her father died on the 18th of November 2015 at the age of 91. Coming to her siblings, she has a brother, Malvin Lonnie Whitfield, and a sister, Nyna Konishi.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Fredricka Whitfield in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Fredricka Whitfield’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024 having been born on 31 May 1965. Though, she is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


Fredricka Whitfield received her high school education from Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland. She graduated from the aforementioned high school in 1983. She then studied at the Howard University’s School of Communications, from where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism, in 1987. During her time at Howard, she also served as the news anchor for campus radio station WHUR.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Fredricka Whitfield married John Glenn in 1999 and the two have been together ever since. John works as the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Together, they have three children, daughter, Nola Amanda Glenn, and son, Gilbert James Glenn, and a son whose name isn’t out yet. Nola and Gilbert are fraternal twins.

Coming to the other aspects of her personal life, it’s worth mentioning here that she is no stranger to controversies and on the 13th of June 2015, she called the gunman who attacked police in Dallas, Texas, as “courageous and brave” on air. However, she apologized for the incident a day later.

Is Fredricka Whitfield Lesbian?

Fredricka Whitfield is straight and isn’t lesbian/gay nor bisexual. She has been married to John Glenn since 1999, with whom, she shares three children. Seeing how she has only been with John, it’s clear that she is a one-man woman and that she is straight.

Professional Career

Fredricka Whitfield began her career in journalism after completing her college education in 1987. For the next seven years, she worked at various channels including, WPLG-TV in Miami and WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina. Things changed for the better for her in 1995 when she began working for NBC News.

She worked as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News while also working for various other news programs at NBC including the massively popular news and talk show, “Today”, where she served as an assignment reporter, morning anchor, and afternoon anchor.

She worked NBC till 2001, following which she joined CNN in 2002. She has continued to work for CNN since then. She currently serves as the anchor of the weekend edition of the popular news program, “CNN Newsroom”. Some of the most important stories she has covered during her time at CNN include the death of former U.S. President, Ronald Reagan and the live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its effects.


  • Fredricka Whitfield was the winner of the 2008 National Alliance of Market Developers Communicator of the Year Award.
  • Fredricka Whitfield was the winner of the 2005 George Peabody Award for live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Fredricka Whitfield in 2024

Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth
Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth

As of 2024, Fredricka Whitfield has garnered a net worth of $4 Million. She has garnered almost all of her earnings from her career as a journalist and news anchor. She has been immensely successful in her career and therefore it’s no surprise that she has garnered such a handsome net worth.

Fredricka Whitfield has been an amazing journalist which is quite evident from the list of awards and achievements she has achieved over the years. With that being said, we wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors and hope she continues to prosper in her personal and professional life.


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