Fredricka Whitfield Journalist

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. Whitfield attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1983. Ms. Whitfield earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Howard University’s School of Communications in 1987. While attending Howard she served as a news anchor for campus radio station WHBC. 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. 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. She has reported the devastating Asian tsunami which occurred in December 2004.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 31st, 1965
United States of America
African American




1. Paint Branch High School School

Paint Branch High School is a high school located in Burtonsville, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Type Public school
14121 Old Columbia Pike, 20866 - Burtonsville, Maryland
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Paint Branch High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1968., Actor
b. 1981., American Football Defensive tackle
b. 1973., TV Journalist

2. Howard University Colleges/University

Howard University is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university located in Washington, D.C., United States. It has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity).

Type Private university
2013. 514 mil. $
2010. 400 mil. $
Institution colors
March 2nd, 1867
2400 Sixth St NW, 20059 - Washington, D.C., United States of America
2012. 6,688
2010. 6,932
2009. 6,952
2012. 3,314
2010. 3,447
Acceptance rate
2014. 35.0 %
2012. 49.3 %
2010. 54.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 21.5 K $
2010. 17.1 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Howard University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1963., Journalist
b. 1963., Journalist
b. 1944., Journalist
b. 1939., Journalist
b. 1849., Journalist
b. 1950., Journalist

Regular TV appearances

1. CNN Newsroom

Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
September 4th, 2006 English


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