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Fredricka Whitfield

TV Personality from United States of America

Fredricka Whitfield is a news anchor for CNN. She hosts the weekend daytime edition of CNN Newsroom. She is the daughter of Olympian Mal Whitfield and has a younger half brother Edward Whitfield Wright. 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.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1965-05
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Journalist

Education

Institution From To
Howard University
Paint Branch High School

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