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