Frederik Pleitgen Biography
Frederik Pleitgen is a Senior International Correspondent based in CNN’s London bureau. He has brought a uniquely German perspective to CNN´s global audience since she joined the international news network. Pleitgen was CNN’s Berlin correspondent, delivering insight into the political, economic, and cultural influences of this key European power between 2006 and 2014.
In both years 2009 and 2013, he played a pivotal role in CNN’s coverage of the German Bundestag’s-Elections, while in 2014 he reported on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, bringing his own family’s experience of the event to bear in his coverage.
Additionally, he has extensively reported on the ongoing conflict in Syria, traveling to Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, and many other places in the war town nation.
Frederik was also the first international journalist to report from Damascus only days after chemical weapons struck rebel-held areas in 2013 nearly setting off U.S. military intervention. In late 2016 he was also on hand in Aleppo when the city fell back into the hands of Syrian government forces.
Pleitgen was a key reporter during the unrest in the Arab world in 2011, reporting from Egypt as the revolution that eventually toppled the Mubarak government unfolded forming part of the team that won an Emmy for its live coverage of the protests in Cairo, and one of the first journalists to get inside the Libyan besieged city of Misrata.
In 2008 Pleitgen also traveled undercover to Myanmar, which was then ruled by a repressive Junta, several times to report on the aftermath of cyclone Nargis and in 2010 the flawed elections and release of the pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
He also regularly anchors CNN International’s flagship Amanpour show, standing in for Christiane Amanpour and interviewing various world leaders and other international newsmakers.
Major stories that Pleitgen has covered over the years have included the 2004 Asian Tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II, and the subsequent election of the first German Pope, Cardinal Ratzinger, and now Pope Benedict XVI.
Pleitgen, who is fluent in German, English, and French, reported from London during the July 2005 terrorist attacks and was dispatched to bring German audiences coverage of the tragic aftermath of both Hurricane Wilma and Katrina in the U.S.
Frederik Pleitgen Age
He was born in 1976 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is 46 years old.
Frederik Pleitgen Height
Talking about his physique, he has a decent height of more than 5 and a half inches.
Frederik Pleitgen Family
Pleitgen resides in Berlin. He is the son of Gerda Lichtenberg and Fritz Pleitgen the German journalist and former director of West German Broadcasting Corporation.
Frederik Pleitgen Wife
Until now pleitgen has never mentioned his relationship or him having married someone. This information is still unavailable but will be updated as soon as it will be available.
Frederik Pleitgen Education
He studied North American Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn and at Free University Berlin, where he submitted his master’s thesis on traditions in American journalism.
He also spent one year studying at the School of Journalism at New York University and he also received a fellowship for the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in San Fernando Valley/USA in 2004. Pleitgen was also awarded the 2005 Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, which he spent at the International Centre for Journalists in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Frederick joined CNN in 2006 he covered Paris, the aftermath of the controversial case of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
Apart from that, he has also hosted and appeared in various TV series and shows. This includes CNN Breaking News: Revolution in Egypt – President Mubarak Steps Down a TV Special, CNN Newsroom, At This Hour, etc. as a correspondent.
He also hosted some shows and appeared in many like Erin Burnett OutFront, RTL Nachtjournal, Anderson Cooper 360°, etc. His other works include Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield a TV Series, and Fareed Zakaria GPS a TV Series as well.
Pleitgen has also appeared in the 2012 movie Schutzengel as a TV reporter for CNN and the movie The Martian as a CNN Reporter.
Frederik Pleitgen Net Worth
He earns his wealth through his professional career in journalism. H has an estimated net worth of around $1 million dollars.
Frederik Pleitgen Speaking German
He is a German journalist, his ethnicity is European.
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