Wolf Blitzer is an American journalist, news anchor, and author. He is currently the lead political anchor and the host of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer at CNN. Wolf Isaac Blitzer has been on CNN since 1990, one of the longest-serving anchors at CNN.
Wolf Blitzer was on 22 March 1948, at Augsburg, Germany during the post-world war II Allied occupation. His family emigrated to the USA under the provision of the 1984 Displaced Persons Act.
Blitzer was cared for at Buffalo, New York where he graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the State University of New York also at Buffalo in 1972. Wolf Blitzer later proceeds to achieve a master of Arts degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.
Wolf Blitzer flew to Jerusalem while he was at Johns Hopkins University to study Hebrew at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In the 1970s, Blitzer began his professional career as a journalist and served at the Tel Aviv bureau of Reuters news agency. Due to his hard work out of the passion he has for his job, He caught the eye of the Jerusalem Post editor, Ari Rath, and was hired to be a correspondent at Washington for the English Language Israeli newspaper. He remained there with the Jerusalem post until 1990 where he covers both American politics and developments in the Middle East.
Blitzer moved to CNN in 1990 and worked as the cable network’s military affairs reporter at the time. Because of Blitzer’s participation in his team, the team’s coverage of the first Gulf War in Kuwait won the CableACE Award. After this major achievement with his cable team, Blitzer was selected to be the White House correspondent in 1992, the period when he won an Emmy Award for his coverage of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing.
Blitzer began to host the CNN Sunday morning interview program Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer in 1998. The show was seen in over 180 countries. Blitzer started his hosting job in 1999, where his first assignment was on the daily Newscast The World Today. Blitzer began to anchor his own show in 200, Wolf Blitzer Reports which lasts until 2005.
Blitzer was given the role to anchor CNN’s coverage of all U.S presidential elections since 2004. He also hosted Situation Room since August 2005. In 2013, Blitzer started anchoring the 1 pm ET hour of CNN newsroom until 2014 where the show was renamed to CNN Newsroom.
Wolf Blitzer indeed was an experienced anchor at CNN that won so many awards. He won awards such as; the 2004 journalist Pillar of Justice Award, the 2003 Daniel pearl award, the Alfred I. DuPont Award in 1999, and the Edward Murrow Award on 11 September 2011 among many others. On the 10th of May 2014, Blitzer received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Howard University.
Wolf Blitzer Net Worth
Wolf Blitzer as one of the longest-serving anchors at CNN has an estimated Net Worth of $20 million.
Wolf Blitzer worked at CNN since 1990 and enjoys an annual salary of $5million.
Wolf Blitzer is married to Lynn Greenfield. Both of them became husband and wife in 1973 and are blessed with a daughter, Llana Blitzer Gendelman.
Wolf Blitzer and Lynn Greenfield have given birth to their only child, a daughter called Llana Blitzer Gendelman. She was born in 1984.