Frederik Pleitgen Bio, Relationship, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Height


Frederik Pleitgen: Biography in Details

Who is Frederik Pleitgen?

Frederik Pleitgen is a journalist, hailing from the European nation of Germany.

At the present timeline, he works as a Senior Correspondent for one of the popular American news channels, CNN International.

Frederik Pleitgen: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Nationality

Pleitgen was born Frederik Pleitgen in the year 1976 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

His nationality is German and his ethnicity is European.

His mother’s name is Gerda Lichtenberg and his father’s name is Fritz Pleitgen.

Frederik Pleitgen is the son of a German journalist and the former director of the West German Broadcasting Corporation.

There is no information on his siblings, early childhood days, teenage days, place of upbringing, etc. are almost completely unknown to the mainstream media to date.

Education, School/College University

Frederik Pleitgen studied North American Studies at the University of Bonn and Free University Berlin.

Pleitgen also spent one year studying at the School of Journalism at New York University in New York, the United States of America.

Frederik Pleitgen: Professional Life, Career

Frederik Pleitgen began his professional career in journalism in his home country of Germany.

He worked for various German television broadcasters such as ZDF and RTL and the German news channel n-tv before joining CNN in 2006.

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He covered from Paris, the aftermath of the controversial case of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

Apart from that, Frederik Pleitgen 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 in the movie The Martian as a CNN Reporter.

Frederik Pleitgen: Salary, Net Worth

The exact salary figure of Pleitgen is not known to the mainstream media yet.

As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

However, his main source of income is through the various TV programs he works with.

Frederik Pleitgen: Rumors, Controversy

There have been no known instances of him being dragged into any kind of type of rumors or controversy to date.

Frederik Pleitgen has thus far managed to keep his public image clean.

It may be in part because his personal life is somewhat of a very well-kept secret.

Body Stats: Height, Weight

Frederik Pleitgen has light brown hair color and his eye color is blue.

His height is 5ft. 8 inches and his weight is unknown.

Social Media Profile

Frederik Pleitgen is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 2k followers on Facebook.

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He has more than 11.5k followers on Instagram, and more than 35.1k followers on Twitter.


  • Pleitgen is fluent in German, English, and French languages.

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