Fredricka Whitfield
American news reporter
Fredricka Whitfield
Fredricka Whitfield is a news room reporter for CNN. She anchors the weekend versions of CNN Newsroom and sometimes substitutes for anchors during weekdays. She is the daughter of Olympian Mal Whitfield.
Biography
Fredricka Whitfield's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Fredricka Whitfield
News
News abour Fredricka Whitfield from around the web
Richardson: "Most politicians are needy"
CNN - 4 months
Fredricka Whitfield talks to Bill Richardson after Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta makes disparaging comments in hacked emails
Article Link:
CNN article
Harry Belafonte Is Really Concerned About Trump Supporters
Huffington Post - 5 months
Harry Belafonte, who initially endorsed Bernie Sanders during the primary season, has shifted his support to Hillary Clinton. The legendary entertainer appeared on Saturday’s episode of “CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield” and shared his thoughts on the election season, including his concern over Donald Trump’s number of supporters.    “I think America sits at its most critical space I’ve every known our country to be,” he said to Whitfield. “I think it’s one thing to flippantly dismiss Donald Trump as some phenomena or some peculiar phenomena. I think Americans think of him very seriously. I’m not as concerned about him and the distortions of his character, as I have about the fact that obviously 13 million people have declared themselves committed to his ideology, and committed to his philosophy. That’s a big number.”   When asked what impact he thinks the election will have on the current climate, Belafonte summed it up when he said there’s no “ambivalence” between the ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Bus crash kills 2; Driver in US illegally
CNN - 6 months
Two people were killed when a charter bus crashed west of New Orleans, Louisiana. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield reports
Article Link:
CNN article
Paul Nehlen discusses Trump endorsement of Paul Ryan
CNN - 7 months
Today on CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield, Paul Nehlen joined to discuss Donald Trump's endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Article Link:
CNN article
Sanders Backing DNC Chair's Primary Opponent
CNN - 9 months
Sanders has been at odds with the DNC. Now he's supporting the DNC Chair's opponent. Fredricka Whitfield sits down with Tim Conova. Sponsored: Drivers Will Be Furious When This Finally Happens If you drive less than 50 miles a day, this new rule will shock you.
Article Link:
CNN article
Three American contractors are missing in Iraq
CNN - about 1 year
The U.S. and Iraqi governments are searching for three American contractors reported missing. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield has the latest.
Article Link:
CNN article
Sandy Hook mom tries to prevent gun violence
CNN - about 1 year
Nicole Hockley, whose son was killed at Sandy Hook, has been working to help prevent further gun violence. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield tells her story.
Article Link:
CNN article
Sandy Hook mother: Memory of that day is vivid
CNN - about 1 year
This winter marks the three-year anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and eight adults died. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield reports.
Article Link:
CNN article
Putin signs economic restrictions aimed at Turkey
CNN - about 1 year
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks with Liz Wahl on the growing tensions between Russia and Turkey.
Article Link:
CNN article
Fredricka Whitfield: My dad, Marvelous Mal
CNN - about 1 year
Dad took his last breath Thursday, a week before Thanksgiving.
Article Link:
CNN article
The healing process begins in Baltimore
CNN - almost 2 years
Fredricka Whitfield spoke with Pastoral Assistant, Montrel Haygood, about his time ministering to the people on the Baltimkore streets.
Article Link:
CNN article
Baltimore residents speak out during rally
CNN - almost 2 years
Fredricka Whitfield speaks with two residents of Baltimore about this weekend's large rally.
Article Link:
CNN article
Christie's worries grow
CNN - about 3 years
The scandal consuming Gov. Christie and his office is growing. Tanya Miller discusses with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield.
Article Link:
CNN article
Media Thanksgiving 2013: What Media Personalities Are Thankful For (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Every Thanksgiving, we at HuffPost Media ask some of the biggest names in media what they're most thankful for. From their responses, one thing is clear: media personalities are grateful for a wide range of different things this year, with everything from family to bacon to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. We've compiled their responses and shared them below. We'd love to hear what you're thankful for in the comments! Happy Thanksgiving from HuffPost Media! Don Lemon, CNN "Newsroom" Anchor "I’m thankful for an independent mind, true freedom and being back in New York with a new devilish dog." Jorge Ramos, Fusion "America with Jorge Ramos" Host "I’m so thankful for being in a country in which you can ask any question and not go to jail for that. I’m thankful for all the opportunities for me and my children. Here’s a funny story. When a good friend of mine arrived in the United States, she had no idea about Thanksgiving. She spoke no English but she made a very interesting phonetic ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
New DNA evidence in Knox trial
CNN - about 3 years
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks with Steve Moore about discrepancies he found in the Amanda Knox case.
Article Link:
CNN article
Family feud over Casey Kasem
CNN - over 3 years
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks with Casey Kasem's younger brother Mouner about the drama surrounding his family.
Article Link:
CNN article
Doubts over who's behind attack
CNN - over 3 years
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks with former CIA operative on a report stating proof is still missing from public record.
Article Link:
CNN article
Christie and Paul in war of words
CNN - over 3 years
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks to Ron Brownstein and David Boaz about the next presidential race.
Article Link:
CNN article
Networks Scramble To Cover San Francisco Plane Crash
Huffington Post - over 3 years
News of Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Saturday sent broadcast and cable networks scrambling for coverage. Cable networks including MSNBC, CNN and Fox News broke into wall-to-wall coverage of the event after reporting the crash around 3:00 p.m. (EST). CNN's Fredricka Whitfield and Don Lemon anchored hours of coverage, as did MSNBC's Craig Melvin and Fox News' Gregg Jarrett and Heather Childers. MSNBC was live through 11:00 p.m. Fox News' Greta Van Susteren hosted a two-hour special from 9-11 p.m. (EST). Fox News aired two more hours of special coverage, lasting until 1:00 a.m. Broadcast networks also broke in with special reports delivering news of the crash. ABC News' David Muir interrupted Wimbledon Tennis to report the breaking news just after 3:00 p.m. He wrapped his report shortly after 4:00 p.m. According to TVNewser, NBC News broke in with a three-minute special report at 3:30 p.m. that was anchored by Les ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Fredricka Whitfield
    THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    She gave birth to a son in January 2005.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2004
    Age 38
    She has reported the devastating Asian tsunami which occurred in December 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Whitfield also reported from the Persian Gulf region during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Whitfield was born May 31, 1965. She is married to John Glenn who was formerly the Director of Photography at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 29
    Prior to joining CNN, Whitfield was a correspondent for NBC News and served as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News from 1995 to 2001.
    More Details Hide Details She worked for other news programs at NBC including The Today Show; she was a morning and afternoon anchor as well as an assignment reporter. Before joining NBC, Whitfield worked at WPLG-TV in Miami, News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., KTVT-TV in Dallas, WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut, and WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina. Since joining CNN in 2002, Whitfield has reported many major stories. She was the first anchor to break the news of the death of Ronald Reagan.
  • 1987
    Age 21
    Ms. Whitfield earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Howard University’s School of Communications in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details While attending Howard she served as a news anchor for campus radio station WHBC.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 17
    Whitfield attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on May 31, 1965.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)