Wolf Blitzer Biography and Wiki
Wolf Isaac Blitzer is a well-known American journalist, television news anchor, and author. Wolf has been a CNN reporter since 1990 and currently serves as one of the principal anchors at CNN. Blitzer is the host of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
Wolf Blitzer Age, Birthday and Nationality
Blitzer was born on March 22, 1948, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. Wolf is 74 years old and will be turning 75 years old on March 22, 2023. Blitzer is of American nationality. He was raised in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Wolf Blitzer Height
Blitzer stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m).
Wolf Blitzer Family| Parents
Blitzer was born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany to Cesia Blitzer, a homemaker, and David Blitzer, a home builder. His parents were Polish Jewish refugees from Germany-occupied Poland who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Wolf Blitzer Education
Blitzer was raised in Buffalo, New York, and attended Kenmore West Senior High School. Wolf then joined the State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Wolf then attended Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and received a Master of Arts in International Relations. Moreover, Wolf also learned Hebrew at the University of Jerusalem.
Wolf Blitzer Wife and Daughter
In 1973, Blitzer married the love of his life Lynn Greenfield. They are parents to a daughter named Ilana Blitzer Gendelman who was born in 1981. Ilana is the beauty editor of Family Circle in New York.
Wolf Blitzer Career| CNN
Blitzer began his career after graduating from college in the Tel Aviv bureau of the Reuters news agency. Blitzer later became a Washington correspondent for The Jerusalem Post until 1990. Wolf also published articles in several Hebrew-language newspapers and in the mid-1970s, he worked for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the editor of their monthly publication, the Near East Report. In 1986, Blitzer became popular for his coverage of the arrest and trial of Jonathan Pollard, a US Navy intelligence analyst who was charged with spying for Israel.
Blitzer’s tenure at CNN started in May 1990 when he joined the channel as the cable network’s military affairs reporter. Two years later, Wolf became CNN’s White House correspondent until 1999 when he started hosting Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, which was seen internationally in over 180 countries. In 2002, he anchored his own show, Wolf Blotzer Reports, which run until 2005.
In 2013, Blitzer anchored the 1 pm ET hour of CNN Newsroom which was later renamed Wolf and ended in 2018. Currently, Blitzer is hosting documentaries and serves as a principal anchor.
Wolf Blitzer Salary
Blitzer receives an annual salary of a whopping $500,000 from his work at CNN as a principal anchor.
Wolf Blitzer Net Worth
Blitzer is a veteran award-winning journalist with an estimated net worth of approximately $20 million. Wolf has been in the journalism industry for over five decades now. No doubt he has accumulated such a huge fortune.
Wolf Blitzer’s Awards
Blitzer has won numerous awards including;
- He won the International Platform Association’s Lowell Thomas Broadcast Journalism Award in 1999.
- 2014 Journalist Pillar of Justice Award from the Respect for Law Alliance.
- 2003 Daniel Pearl Award from the Chicago Press Veterans Association.
- He received the Anti-Defamation League’s Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize in February 2000.
- He won the American Veteran Awards’ Ernie Pyle Journalism Award for military reporting in November 2002.
- Wolf won an Emmy award for his coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing.
- Blitzer’s team was among those awarded an Alfred DuPont Award for coverage of the 1999 Southeast Asian tsunami, a George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and a Golden ACE award for their 1991 Gulf War reporting.
- Blitzer received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement presented by Awards Council member Rick Atkinson.