Wolf Blitzer Biography
Wolf Blitzer born in the United States as Wolf Isaac Blitzer is an American journalist and author working at CNN as the lead political anchor and as The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer host. He started working at CNN as a reporter in1990.
How old is Wolf Blitzer?-Age
The American television news anchor is 72 years old as of March 22, 2020. He was born in 1948 in Augsburg, Germany.
Wolf Blitzer Family – Parents
He was born to Polish-Jewish refugees Cesia Blitzer and David Blitzer. His mother was a homemaker while his father was a home builder. His parents are survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp from Nazi-occupied Poland. His sister is called Helena Blitzer.
Who is Wolf Blitzer’s wife?-Wife
He is the husband of Lynn Greenfield, The couple married in 1973 and have a daughter who was born in 1981, her name is Ilana Blitzer Gendelman. The couple lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Wolf Blitzer Net Worth – Salary
He is one of the highest-paid CNN anchors with a salary of around $5million as of 2020. He has an estimated net worth of $20million, which he has acquired through his career as an anchor and writer.
Wolf Blitzer Education
Blitzer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Buffalo State University of New York and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Washington, D.C. Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. In addition, Blitzer holds several honorary degrees from educational institutions around the country, including Wahington George Washington University. And the State University of Pennsylvania in State College, Pa.
Wolf Blitzer Career
Blitzer started his career in journalism in the Tel Aviv office of the Reuters news agency, in the early 1970s. He was employed as a Washington correspondent in 1973 by the Jerusalem Daily. Both American politics and Middle East trends were covered by Blitzer. Fluent in Hebrew, under the name Ze’ev Blitzer, Blitzer wrote articles in many Hebrew-language newspapers.
As well as CNN’s January deabte in Iowa, Blitzer has moderated many Democratic presidential town halls. In 2016, Blitzer worked in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in Houston, Texas as moderator for the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debates. CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the presidential primary debates and campaigns was anchored by Blitzer. He has been with CNN for 28 years, having joined the Pentagon as a military affairs correspondent for the network in 1990. From 1992 to 1999, he was the senior White House correspondent who covered President Bill Clinton. A large selection of big breaking stories around the world has been covered by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. He was among the first Western journalists welcomed into the headquarters of the KGB. The fall of the Soviet Union and the passage from Mikhail Gorbachev to Boris Yeltsin were covered by Blitzer.
Wolf Blitzer of CNN has interviewed some of the most prominent figures in history, including the U.S. President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, President George H.W. Bush, President Ronald Reagan, President Jimmy Carter, and President Gerald Ford. Many foreign leaders have also been interviewed by him, including Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. For the network’s coverage of the revolution in Egypt, Blitzer was part of the CNN team to receive a 2012 Emmy award.
Blitzer was the recipient of the American News Women’s Club Excellence in Journalism Award in 2019, among the many awards he has received for his reporting. In March 2014, the National Press Foundation honored him with the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. He was honored as the eighth recipient of the Italian Embassy’s Urbino Press Award in 2013 for his excellence in journalism. Blitzer received the prestigious Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award from The Radio & Television Digital News Foundation and the Jefferson-Lincoln Award from The Panetta Center for Public Policy in 2011.
Wolf Blitzer Books
Blitzer is not only an anchor but also an author and one of the most notable authors of his time. He has written two books;
♦ Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter’s Notebook
♦ Territory of Lies cited