Who is John Glenn’s wife Fredricka Whitfield from CNN? Her Wiki: Husband, Parents, Family, Net Worth, Salary

Who is John Glenn’s wife Fredricka Whitfield from CNN?

Fredricka Whitfield, born on the 31st of May, 1965, is an American journalist who became famous for working for networks NBC and CNN. She also gained fame as the first anchor to break the news that former president Ronald Reagan has died.

Posted by Fredricka Whitfield CNN on Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fredricka Whitfield’s Early Life

Whitfield is the daughter of Mal Whitfield, a former Olympic athlete, and Nola Whitfield. She also had three other siblings namely Melvin, Ed, and Nyna, and they all grew up in Maryland, where she attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, matriculating in 1983. She later on pursued a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Howard University’s School of Communication, graduating in 1987. While at Howard, she also worked at the school’s campus radio station WHUR, as a news anchor.

Fredericka Whitfield’s Career

Whitfield started working in various small networks to jumpstart her career as a reporter, some of which included WPLG-TV in Miami, KTVT-TV in Dallas, WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina, and WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut. Her early years as a reporter helped establish her career and also her net worth.


In 1995, Whitfield started working for the network NBC. She started as a correspondent for “NBC News”, and later on moved to live in Atlanta to work for “NBC Nightly News.” Aside from working as an assignment reporter, she also served as a morning and afternoon program anchor. She also appeared in “The Today Show” while with NBC, which she worked for until 2001, and so became an established news anchor. Her time with NBC also helped tremendously in her wealth.

Today, Whitfield is working for CNN and is a news anchor for the weekend daytime edition of “CNN Newsroom.” She joined the network in 2002, and has since achieved many milestones as an anchor, including being the first one to break the news of the death of former president Ronald Reagan. In 2004, she reported in depth on the occurrence of the Asian tsunami, and subsequently went to the Persian Gulf region to report on Operation Iraqi Freedom. Working for CNN also increased her net worth.

Fredricka Whitfield Net Worth


As of early 2018, based on authoritative sources Whitfield’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million, acquired from her years working as a broadcast journalist and news anchor.

Fredricka Whitfield’s Body Measurement

Whitfield’s height is 6 feet and 2 inches, and has body measurements of 38-26-37.

Is Fredricka Whitfield Married?

Posted by Fredricka Whitfield CNN on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In terms of her personal life, Whitfield is married to John Glenn, a former director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Together they have three children, two of whom are twins, a girl and a boy.

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