Fredricka Whitfield is an American news personality. Currently, she works as a news anchor for CNN and serves as the host of the weekend daytime edition of CNN Newsroom. She was born on May 31, 1965 and is the daughter of Olympian Mal Whitfield. Before starting her association with CNN, Fredricka worked as a correspondent for NBC News. She also served as a correspondent based in Atlanta for NBC Nightly News, from 1995 to 2001. She was an assignment reporter as well as a morning and afternoon anchor in addition to having the experience of working for other news programs at NBC such as The Today Show. Prior to NBC, she 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. Whitfield joined CNN in 2002 and since then has reported many major stories all around the world. She was the first anchor to break the news of the death of Ronald Reagan. She reported during Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Persian Gulf region. Whitfield has also reported the distressing Asian tsunami which took place in December 2004.

Talking about her personal life, Whitfield is a married woman. Her husband is John Glenn. He was formerly the Director of Photography at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The couple has three children together. They welcomed their first child, a baby boy in January 2005. She gave birth to fraternal twins in November 2012, daughter Nola Amanda Glenn and son Gilbert James Glenn. The couple seems to be much in love and from the looks of it divorce is out of the picture for many years to come. She seems to be enjoying her life to the fullest and is spending a happy family life with husband and kids. She finds the perfect balance to her personal and professional life and has proven to be a good mother and wife as well.