Fred Blankenship Biography
A native of Los Angeles, Fred Blankenship is an American journalist anchoring for Channel 2 Action News at Noon and Channel 2 Action News from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Blankenship graduated from the University of San Francisco. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as a member of the National Press Photographers Association.
Fred Blankenship WSB-TV
Blankenship began his career at KRON in San Francisco where he was apart of a team that received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for a documentary. The documentary, “About Race”, was a study of cultural and social behaviors of different ethnic groups.
Fred later joined KAKE TV in Wichita, Kansas where he chased storms on a regular basis developing expertise at covering severe weather.
He joined WSB-TV in 2007 from San Diego’s KGTV as a reporter and weekend anchor where he had worked for 6 years. While in Sandiego, Fred won awards for stories on drug prevention and community outreach. He also covered the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004.
At WSB-TV Blankenship has done special reports on Georgia’s water crisis comparing how the two states tackle water issues. Fred has also written and produced special assignment news series and has been a part of Prime Time Action News projects.
Fred Blankenship Age
Blankenship was born on September 12, 1974. He is 46 years old as of 2020.
Fred Blankenship Father
Blankenship is the son of the late Fred Douglas Blankenship Jr. His father died at the age of 57 years. At that time, Fred was 28 years old. After the death of his father, he took all the responsibility of his family; his big sister and his mother who is a teacher.
Fred Blankenship Wife
Blankenship is married to his wife Paige. He leads a very private life and as a result, there is no information available about his wife. It is not known when the couple began dating and eventually got married.
Blankenship and his wife have three children together. Their children are named; Layla, Freddy, and Jaden. We will provide more information about their children as soon as it is available.
Fred Blankenship Height
Blankenship stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Fred Blankenship Salary and Net Worth
Blankenship has an estimated annual salary of around $40, 000. He has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.