CNN News Anchor
Fredricka Whitfield is a news anchor for CNN. Based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Whitfield anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom and works as a correspondent for the network, reporting on breaking news events worldwide. Since joining CNN in 2002, Whitfield has reported from the Persian Gulf region during the wars in…
Fredricka Whitfield is a news anchor for CNN. Based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Whitfield anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom and works as a correspondent for the network, reporting on breaking news events worldwide.
Since joining CNN in 2002, Whitfield has reported from the Persian Gulf region during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; from Beijing, China, during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games; and from Washington, DC, during the 2009 presidential inauguration.
Before CNN, she was a correspondent for NBC News and served as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Dateline NBC.
Whitfield has covered such stories as the 2000 presidential race and ballot recount as well as multiple extreme weather events involving tornadoes, flooding, and hurricanes across America.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, she has continued to cover related events from US military first response readiness to search-and-rescue mission training. She covered the 1996 Olympics, the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, and the subsequent search for bomber Eric Rudolph. She also covered the 1999 refugee crisis in Macedonia during the Kosovo War.
Before joining NBC, Whitfield was a reporter and anchor at WPLG-TV in Miami; an evening anchor for News Channel 8 in Washington, DC; and a general assignment reporter at KTVT-TV in Dallas, Texas. Earlier, she was a general assignment reporter for WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut. She began her professional career as a reporter and morning anchor for WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina.
Whitfield has garnered multiple awards and honors for her broadcasting work from Sigma Delta Chi, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. In 2000 she earned an Emmy Award nomination for long-form storytelling.
She has received the 2002 Howard University School of Communications Alumna of the Year Award, the 2005 George Peabody Award for live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the 2005 Ebony Award for outstanding women in marketing and communications, the 2007 Emmy Award for outstanding live coverage of a breaking news story long form, the 2008 National Alliance of Market Developers Communicator of the Year Award, the 2008 Howard University Postgraduate Achievement in the Field of Journalism Award, and the 2009 New York Association of Black Journalists Long-Form Feature Award.
Fredricka Whitfield earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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