Degree received: Bachelor’s degree in journalism
Alma mater: Howard University (District of Columbia)
U.S. News rank: 83 (tie), National Universities
Since joining CNN in 2000, Fredricka Whitfield has reported on numerous groundbreaking events inside and outside of the U.S., including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and the 2009 presidential inauguration. She anchors CNN Newsroom’s weekend edition in addition to her correspondent duties. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including accolades from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.