Zach Byron Wolf serves as managing editor of CNN Digital Politics. Wolf had first joined CNN in July 2013 as a senior planning editor. With his competent skills and hard work, he was promoted to managing editor in 14 months. Wolf now plays a major role in CNN's innovative new era of political coverage.
“As we launch an innovative new era for our political coverage, Zach brings a very special blend of talents: a keen eye for news, a deep knowledge of video journalism in both the broadcast and digital spaces, and a sophisticated understanding of the Washington bureau’s awesome news-gathering operation,” CNN executive director of Politics Digital Rachel Smolkin quoted after Wolf’s promotion in September 2014.
Wolf joined CNN in July 2013 as a senior planning editor. Prior to that, he was the deputy political director for ABC News. He covered the Senate as a producer for his former network. He was a daily contributor to ABCNews.com and reporter for ABC News NOW.
For his time on Capitol Hill, the change-over from Republican to Democratic control of Congress in 2006 and the health care reform debate in 2009 and 2010 are bookends. He covered every subject considered by the Senate. Wolf covered Ron Paul's presidential campaign for ABC in 2008 as a digital journalist. He was one of the few reporters extensively covering what became a precursor to the Tea Party movement.
Wolf also worked as an assignment editor in ABC's Washington Bureau and as a freelance producer in California. Hailing from California, Wolf one day hopes to return. He graduated from UC Berkeley.
This self-proclaimed bike-lover has had quite significant achievements throughout his career. Though no awards to his name, he has success in all his endeavors. With more than 8k followers on Twitter, Wolf is very much active on the network and has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He is bound to have a handsome salary and extra bonus earning too from CNN, allowing him to have several properties in his hometown as well as the D. C. Metro Area.