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Annette Witheridge is a retired British journalist who is still said to be the greatest freelancers based in the United States. She was one of the first reporters to report on the scene of the 9/11 terror attack. She worked for several established news companies such as The Sun, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, The Times, The Scottish Sun, Milwaukee Magazine, etc.
Annette officially retired in November 2018, after working for nearly 24 years based in New York. At present, she lives in England spending time with her family. Further, Witheridge is one of London's longest-serving freelances.
Annette was born in 1960 in Sutton Coldfield, outside Birmingham in the United Kingdom. At age 23, she moved to Fleet Street, a city in London. Besides, she has published two books, "New York Then and Now (Then & Now)," and "My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem." She contributed her writing for the latter book.
Annette Witheridge Married Life
The 60-year-old journalist's personal details are still a mystery despite she always stayed in the front. Another journalist, Stephen Sackur is a married man. Annette spent a majority of her life in the U.S. It is not known if she married someone who belonged to American nationality. Meanwhile, it is also not known if she has a husband back in her home country.
After retiring from her freelancing career, Witheridge returned to the UK to spend more time with her family. She has a Facebook and a Twitter account where she hasn't posted a thing for a long time.
One of the well-respected female journalists, Annette Witheridge has an estimated net worth of $1 million similar to Sarah Montague. Unlike Sarah, Annette covered stories for UK's national newspapers.
In January 1995, Annette permanently moved to New York. She co-opened Big Apple News Agency with ex-Mirror staff, Allan Hall. Later, she sold her agency, ghostwrote a book with Debbie Nelson, who is the mother of the rapper, Eminem.
Annette has worked for every national newspaper in the UK, as well as dozens of magazines and TV stations in the US, Australia, and other countries. Another British journalist, Fiona Bruce also has an impressive net worth.
Major Stories Covered by Annette Witheridge
Throughout her career, Annette has covered some of the world's biggest stories. During the 9/11 attack, Witheridge raced and arrived at the scene before the barricades went up. She was just two blocks away when the first tower collapsed.
Annette was the first reporter to track down disgraced pop star Gary Glitter in Cuba after he was first accused of possessing child porn in 1997. The same year, she covered the trial of British Au Pair Louise Woodward who was jailed for shaking a baby to death in Boston, USA.