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Who Is Whitney Wild? Everything to Know about 33-Year-Old CNN Correspondent

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Whitney Wild is an American journalist who works as a law enforcement correspondent for CNN based in Washington DC. Wild has long been active as a journalist for a long time and she has made her own space in the news media.

In spite of being a part of the media for such a long time, Whitney Wild hasn’t revealed much about her personal life. She is a married woman with children, however, she rarely talks about her relationship with her husband? Meanwhile, who is her husband? How long has she been married?

To get all the answers to these questions, read the full article.

Whitney Wild Early Life, Birthday, and Education

Whitney Wild was born in Michigan, United States on January 21, 1988, to American parents. Wild is 33 years old as of 2021. Besides, Wild hasn’t revealed much about her family and parents. She doesn’t make her presence on Facebook and Instagram publicly, however, she is active on Twitter.

Meanwhile, back on January 21, 2019, on her 31st birthday, Whitney took to her Twitter sharing a sweet snap of her and her two children. “Happiest birthday yet. #thisis31 #momlife” wrote Wild in the caption. Here is the post:

Whitney Wild was born and raised in Michigan
Whitney Wild shared the photo on her 31st birthday in 2019

Talking about her education, Whitney reportedly completed her graduation from the University of Michigan with a degree in comparative literature. After that, she enrolled at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism from which she earned a Master of Science in Journalism. She reportedly completed her master’s in 2011.

Whitney’s Career in Journalism

Whitney Wild kicked off her career in journalism in the early 2010s.  She started as a multimedia journalist at WJLA-ABC 7 News/NewsChannel8 in D.C. While she was there, Wild’s works were featured on ABC 7 News, political series Capital Insider, and sports show Capital Golf Weekly.

Whitney gained attention after her reporting help the U.S. Marshals arrest a child sex predator. Later on, she got to take interviews with the members of the Special Response Team who successfully took down Dzhokhar Tzarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Whitney earned her first accolade back in 2013 when she was named the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association winner for Outstanding TV Multimedia Journalism. She received the award for a compilation of day-turn stories.

Her Work with 9News

After her short stint in WJLA-ABC 7, Whitney Wild joined 9News. As per its official website,  Wild joined KUSA, the NBC-affiliated TV station in Denver, Colorado in March 2014 where she focused on strong sourcing and data-driven reporting from the beginning.

The website mentions that Wild exposed a drastic decrease in Denver’s DUI enforcement and traffic unit with her exclusive interviews and videos. Besides, Wild worked as a general assignment reporter at 9News. Wild received a Heartland Chapter Emmy Award for her reporting on the anniversary of Operation Babyfit.  The operation was conducted by President Gerald Ford to rescue thousands of children from Vietnam in 1975.

Whitney Wild’s Association with CNN

After her association with 9News, Whitney Wild made her transition to CNN from WUSA 9 in Washington. There she worked as part of the investigative team and later earned a National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Emmy Award.

Whitney Wild is a well known CNN journalist
Whitney Wild is a well known CNN journalist

She currently works as a law enforcement correspondent in Washington. Wild covers law enforcement agencies such as Capitol Police and Secret Service among others. Prior to this, Wild worked as a correspondent for CNN Newsourse where she delivered live reports.

Her Married Life – She is a Mother of Three

Well, Whitney has covered a number of stories in her journalism career, however, she has barely shared anything about her love life. Wild doesn’t use Facebook and Instagram publicly which has kept her fans away from her personal life most of the time.

However, the 33-year-old CNN correspondent is active on Twitter where she has more than 11k followers. She mostly shares the professional part of her life through her Twitter, but she occasionally shares her children’s photos.

As of 2021, Whitney is happily married with three children, however, her husband’s name is not revealed so far. Wild gave birth to her first child, a daughter Audrey on October 14, 2016. She had announced the birth of her first baby via Twitter on October 15th where she wrote “16 days early. This baby doesn’t play by the rules. Welcome to the world Audrey!

Whitney Wild gave birth to her first child, Audrey
Wild welcomed her first daughter, Audrey with her husband

More than two years later, Wild and her husband gave birth to their second child, son Philip on December 17, 2018. On her announcement on Twitter, the CNN correspondent wrote the baby boy was born at 10:33am and he weighed 7 lbs, 5oz. and measured 20.5” at the time of birth. Here is the post.

Meanwhile, some online sources have mentioned Wild gave birth to her third child, her second son, Paul Steven in September 2020, however, the journalist hasn’t announced it with her fans like the previous two times. So, as of now, we can’t confirm the fact, however, multiple sites have claimed the arrival of Wild’s third kid.

Whitney Wild Net Worth and Earnings

Whitney has been working as a journalist for over five years and she has earned a good amount of money from her career. Well, she has kept all her financial details to herself, so there’s no exact data on her net worth, however, with the dedication she has given to her profession, we can safely say Whitney Wild has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions.