Fredricka Whitfield; Husband, Family, Age

Fredricka Whitfield is an award-winning American journalist and news anchor, who anchors CNN Newsroom. She joined CNN after working for NBC News.

Bio & Family
Name Fredricka Whitfield
Birth Name Fredricka Whitfield
DOB May 31, 1965
Place of Birth Maryland, United States
Age 54
Father’s Name Mal Whitfield
Mother’s Name Nola Whitfield
Siblings 3
Brother/s Malvin Lonnie Whitfield, Ed Wright (half)
Sister/s Nyna Konishi
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Religion NA
High School Paint Branch High School
College/University Howard University’s School of Communications
Career & Net Worth
Profession Media Personality
Career 1980s- present
Known For CNN Newsroom
Net Worth $5 million
Salary $500,000 (CNN)
Notable Credits Won an Emmy award for outstanding live coverage of a breaking news story long-form in 2007
Personal Life
Gay/Lesbian No
Relationship Status Married
Husband/Wife John Glenn
Boyfriend/Girlfriend NA
Engaged NA
Wedding Date 1999
Children 3
Son/s John Malvin (born January 2005, Gilbert James Glenn (born November 2012)
Daughter/s Nola Amanda Glenn (born November 2012)
Divorce No
Body Measurements
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters)
Weight 132 pounds (60 kg)
Measurements 35-25-35 inches
Shoe Size NA
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Fredricka’s father was a five-time Olympic medalist,
  • Fredricka won the George Peabody award for CNN’s live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath in 2005.
  • She became the Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the year in 2002.
  • Her father also served as Tuskegee Airman tail gunner on the United States Army Air Forces, who flew 27 combat missions in World War ll and the Korean War. He died of heart disease and prostate cancer at the age of 91 on 19 November 2015.
  • She also spent her early years in France as a college exchange student.