Wolf Blitzer Bio, Wiki, CNN, Age, Education, Height, Family, Wife, Children, and Career

Wolf Blitzer Biography

Wolf Blitzer is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN as an anchor. He anchors Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, which airs weekdays at 6pmET and provides viewers with in-depth reports about the political, international, and breaking news stories of the day. In addition, he is the anchor of ‘The Newscast’ which airs weekdays at 7:30pmET on CNN+ or on-demand at any time.

Wolf Blitzer Age|Birthday

How old is Blitzer? He is 74 years old as of 2023. Blitzer was born on 22 March 1948 in Augsburg, Germany. He celebrates her birthday on the 22nd of March every year.

Wolf Blitzer Education

Blitzer received his bachelor of arts degree in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master of arts degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Wolf Blitzer Height|Weight

He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs

Wolf Blitzer Family

Blitzer is the son of Cesia Blitzer (née Zylberfuden), who is a home maker and a house builder named David Blitzer. His parents were Polish Jewish immigrants from German-occupied Poland who had escaped the Auschwitz death camp; his grandparents, two uncles, and two aunts on his father’s side were all killed there.

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Wolf Blitzer Wife

Blitzer is happily married to Lynn Greenfield. They have one daughter, born in 1981, Ilana Blitzer Gendelman. Blitzer is a fan of the NBA Washington Wizards team and the NFL Buffalo Bills team in his hometown. They live in Bethesda, Maryland.

Wolf Blitzer Children

Blitzer and his wife are blessed with one daughter who was born in 1981, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his daughter.

Wolf Blitzer career

Blitzer moderated several democratic presidential town halls during the 2020 election cycle, as well as CNN’s January debate in Lowa. Nevertheless, he also anchored special coverage of Election Night in America surrounding the 2020 election, for several days until CNN was the first to project Joe Biden as the winner and Blitzer was the one to announce the projection. During the peak of the pandemic in 2020, Blitzer also played a critical role in the network’s expanded coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, often anchoring seven days a week.

Blitzer moderated the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debates in Nevada and in Houston, Las Vegas, Texas, and the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate in Brooklyn, New York in 2016. In addition, he also played a critical role in CNN’s election coverage throughout America’s Choice 2012, serving as lead anchor on key primary nights, caucus nights, and the Emmy award-winning election night.

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He moderated three of CNN’s Republican presidential debates including the first-of-its-kind tea party debate. In addition, Blitzer spearheaded CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the presidential primary debates and campaigns during the 2008 presidential election. He also led CNN’s Emmy-winning “America Votes 2006” coverage and “America Votes 2004.” nevertheless, he anchored the network’s coverage during the inaugurations of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

He is also known for his in-depth reporting on international news in addition to his politics. Blitzer traveled to Cairo, Egypt in January 2013 to sit down at the presidential palace with President Mohamed Morsy. Furthermore, in December 2010, he was granted rare access to travel to North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. During his time in the country as the only network journalist, he took viewers inside the communist, totalitarian regime with reports from the rarely seen streets of Pyongyang and Kim II-sung University.

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He reported from Israel in the midst of the war between that country and Hezbollah during the summer of 2006 and he also returned to the region with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper in 2012 as he is well known as an expert in the Middle East. In 2005, he was the only American news anchor to cover the Dubai Ports World story on the ground in the United Arab Emirates. He also traveled to the Middle East in 2005 to report on the second anniversary of the war in Iraq. Blitzer reported on the Iraq war from the Persian Gulf region in 2003.

He started his broadcasting career in 1972 with the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv. Shortly thereafter, he became a Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Jerusalem Post and reported from the nation’s capital for more than 15 years. Moreover, he has been with CNN for over 30 years having joined in 1990 as the network’s military-affairs correspondent at the Pentagon.

Additionally, he worked as CNN’s senior White House correspondent covering President Bill Clinton from the November 1992 election until 1999, when he became the anchor of CNN’s Sunday public affairs program Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer and remained for more than a decade.

Wolf Blitzer Books

Blitzer has written two books, Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter’s Notebook (Oxford University Press, 1985) and Territory of Lies (Harper and Row, 1989)-cited by The New York Times Book Review as one of the most notable books of 1989.

Blitzer received his bachelor of arts degree in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master of arts degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

In addition, Blitzer has numerous honorary degrees from educational institutions across the country, including The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; State University of New York at Buffalo; The Catholic University in Washington, D.C; Howard University in Washington, D.C. and The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa.

Wolf Blitzer Salary|Net Worth

He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.

Wolf Blitzer Social Media Platforms

Blitzer is very active on social media platforms and has over 1k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.

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