Frederik Pleitgen

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Frederik Pleitgen
Frederik Pleitgen
Born1976 (age 44–45)
Occupationcorrespondent, news anchor, journalist
WebsiteFrederik Pleitgen on Twitter

Frederik Pleitgen (born 1976 in Cologne) is a German journalist and correspondent for CNN International.[1]

He studied North American Studies at the University of Bonn and at Free University Berlin. Pleitgen also spent one year studying at the School of Journalism at New York University. He worked for German television broadcasters ZDF and RTL as well as German news channel n-tv before joining CNN in 2006.[2] He covered from Paris the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo shooting.

Pleitgen lives in Berlin. He is the son of German journalist and former director of West German Broadcasting Corporation, Fritz Pleitgen.


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Martian CNN reporter



  1. ^ Das Berliner Gesicht von CNN, January,18th 2007
  2. ^ Anchors and Reporters

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