Wolf Blitzer Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, CNN News, Net Worth, and Salary

Wolf Blitzer Biography

Wolf Blitzer is an American anchor/reporter working for CNN News serving as a principal anchor. He joined the network in May in the year 1990 as the network’s military-affairs correspondent at the Pentagon.

Wolf Blitzer Age

Blitzer born Wolf Isaac Blitzer is 74 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 22, 1948, in Augsburg, Allied-occupied Germany.

Wolf Blitzer Height

Blitzer stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches.

Wolf Blitzer Family

Blitzer was born to his loving parents David Blitzer, a home builder, and Cesia Blitzer (née Zylberfuden), a homemaker, during post-World War II Allied. His parents were Polish Jewish refugees who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. It was there that his two aunts and two uncles from his father’s side were all killed. Due to the 1948 Displaced Persons Act, Blitzer and his family were made to immigrate to the United States.

Wolf Blitzer Wife

Blitzer is married to his beautiful wife Lynn Greenfield in 1973 and is blessed with a daughter Ilana Blitzer Gendelman.

Wolf Blitzer’s Net Worth

Blitzer has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a principal anchor.

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Wolf Blitzer Salary

Blitzer earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Wolf Blitzer Education

Blitzer went to the State University of New York at Buffalo where he attained a bachelor of arts degree in history. He also went to Johns Hopkins University which is an International School of Advanced Studies in Washington, D.C. Aside from being a student at Johns Hopkins, He also was a student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he learned Hebrew.

Additionally, Blitzer has several honorary degrees that he has attained from various educational institutions countrywide that include New York State University at Buffalo; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa; The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and The George Washington University in Washington.

Wolf Blitzer Career

Blitzer is an anchor serving on the weekday show The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer which airs at 6 pm. The show enhances its viewers with reports based on international, political, and everyday headlines. He has moderated various Democratic presidential town halls during the election cycle in 2020 and the January debate for the network in Iowa.

Blitzer also anchored special coverage of Election Night in America surrounding the 2020 election, which lasted several days until CNN was the first to project Joe Biden as the winner and Blitzer was the one to announce the projection. He has also played a critical role in the network’s expanded coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, often anchoring seven days a week during the peak of the pandemic in 2020.

Blitzer also during the 2020 election served as the network’s moderator for the Republican Presidential Primary Debates in Houston, Texas, and in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also moderated the Brooklyn Democratic Presidential Primary Debate.

Serving as the network’s lead anchor on key primary nights, and caucus nights, Blitzer covered the 2012 election period America’s Choice. He also covered the election night which won an Emmy award for the network.

Blitzer also moderated a tea party debate which was the network’s first of its kind among three of the network’s Republican presidential debates. He also covered the presidential campaigns and primary debates that won the network a Peabody Award.

Blitzer also led both coverages “America Votes 2004,” and “America Votes 2006” which is the network’s Emmy-winning coverage. During Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama’s inaugurations, he did the coverage serving as the network’s anchor.

In addition to politics, Blitzer is also reputable for his international news reports. Blitzer journeyed to Cairo, Egypt in January 2013 where he interviewed President Mohamed Morsy live from the palace. He was later in December 2010 granted by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson rare access to travel to North Korea. Being the only network journalist in the country, he featured viewers in the communist, totalitarian regime reporting from Kim II-sung University and from rare streets of Pyongyang.

During the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006, Blitzer covered live from Israel during the summer season and later in 2012 returned with the network anchor Anderson Cooper to the region. He also covered the Dubai Ports World story as the only American anchor to report live from the United Arab Emirates in 2005. Later that year he traveled to the Middle East where he reported on Iraq’s war’s second anniversary. Earlier in 2003, he covered live from the Persian Gulf region during the Iraq war.

Blitzer began his journalistic career in Tel Aviv at the Reuters News Agency in 1972. Later on, he became a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post in Washington, D.C. He has also reported for more than 15 years from the nation’s capital. Having worked with CNN for more than 30 years, Blitzer has covered President Bill Clinton serving as the network’s senior White House correspondent during the election period from November 1992 to 1999. He later was promoted to the network’s anchor for the Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer which is public affairs program that airs on Sundays. There he has served for more than a decade.

Blitzer has covered several headlines worldwide that have caused a political landscape internationally for more than decades. He also covered live during the Syrian forces and PLO withdrawals and the Israeli-Egyptian peace conference in 1977.

Later in 1979, he traveled on visits to Israel and Egypt with then-President Jimmy Carter for the final round of negotiations that led to a peace treaty signing between the two countries. He was invited into KGB headquarters being among the first Western reporters for a rare inside look into the intelligence apparatus of the Soviets. Later in December 1991, he returned to where he covered the Mikhail Gorbachev to Boris Yeltsin transition and the Soviet Union collapse.

Blitzer has featured several prominent figures of ancient times that include U.S. Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush throughout his career.

He has also interviewed various leaders from foreign countries that include former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama, former South African President Nelson Mandela, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher among others.

Wolf Blitzer; Awards/ Honors

Blitzer has several awards accorded to him for his excellent reports that include the American News Women’s Club Excellence in Journalism Award in 2019. He was also in 2014 awarded for his excellence in Broadcast Journalism the Sol Taishoff Award by the National Press Foundation.

Blitzer became notable as the Urbino Press Award’s eighth recipient from the Italian Embassy which was accorded to his excellent work in journalism. He was later awarded by The Radio & Television Digital News Foundation the distinguished Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award in 2011. Blitzer was also awarded the Jefferson-Lincoln Award for Public Policy by the Panetta Institute.

Additionally, Blitzer became part of the network’s team that won an Emmy award for their coverage of the Egypt revolution leading up to and including the resignation of Hosni Mubarak in 2012. For the network, Blitzer was vital in ensuring that they won the Emmy award in 2006 for their Election Day coverage. He also was a Journalist Pillar of Justice Award recipient in 2004 from Respect for Law Alliance and the Daniel Pearl Award from the Chicago Press Veterans Association in 2003.

Blitzer also took part in the team that was awarded the George Foster Peabody award for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina; an Edward R. Murrow Award for CNN’s coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and an Alfred I. DuPont Award for coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia.

Additionally, Blitzer was awarded by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences an Emmy Award for the bombing in Oklahoma City coverage. He also was awarded a Golden CableACE for the network’s coverage of the Persian Gulf War by the National Academy of Cable Programming.

Wolf Blitzer; Books

Aside from his journalistic career, Blitzer has also a7uthored two books between Jerusalem and Washington: A Reporter’s Notebook (Oxford University Press, 1985) and Territory of Lies (Harper and Row, 1989) which is cited as one of the most prominent books in 1989 by the New York Times Book Review.

Wolf Blitzer CNN News

Blitzer is working at CNN News where he works alongside other famous CNN News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Jim Acosta
  2. Christiane Amanpour
  3. Becky Anderson
  4. Zain Asher
  5. John Avlon
  6. Dana Bash
  7. John Berman
  8. Victor Blackwell
  9. Kate Bolduan
  10. Pamela Brown

Wolf Blitzer Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 267K followers on Instagram, over 154K followers on Facebook, and over 1.7M followers on his Twitter accounts.

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