|May 31, 1965|
|Place of Birth|
|Journalist, tv personality|
Fredricka Whitfield (born May 31, 1965) is an American 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 named Edward Whitfield Wright.
Whitfield attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1983. She 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 WHUR.
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.
|Height||5 ft 9 in / 175 cm|
|Weight||132 lb / 60 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Race / ethnicity||Multiracial|