Timeline of Wolf Blitzer
|Date of Birth:||1948 , March-22|
|Height:||5 Feet 10 Inch|
|Birth Name||Wolf Isaac Blitzer|
|Net Worth||16 million US dollars|
|Married to||Lynn Greenfield (m. 1973)|
|Education||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|TV Show||CNN Newsroom|
Multi-talented Wolf Blitzer is a famous journalist and television news anchor from the United States. He is also known for being an actor and producer. He is popular for hosting the shows like The Situation Room and Wolf.
Wolf Blitzer Childhood & Education
Wolf was born as Wolf Isaac Blitzer on March 22, 1948, in Augsburg, Germany, to Cesia (Zylberfuden) and David Blitzer, Wolf was raised in a Polish-Jewish family. He is an American and is of Polish descent.
Wolf finished his high school from Kenmore West Senior High School. Following this, in 1970, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Is He Married? His Wife & Children
As a married couple, they welcomed their only child in 1981. Their only daughter Ilana Blitzer Gendelman is 38 years of age, as of 2019.
Apart from his wife, there are no reported affairs from his side.
Professional Life & Career Details
Wolf began his professional journalism career in the early 1970s. During his early professional days, he worked for Reuters news agency and then he became the Washington correspondent for the English language Israeli newspaper.
He got his rose in fame after he interviewed Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew spying for Israel. Since 1990, he has been working for CNN.
Blitzer joined CNN as a cable network's military affairs reporter, but in 1992, he was promoted in the post of CNN's White House correspondent, where he served until 1999.
Likewise, in 2013, he started hosting CNN Newsroom and was the host of the show until it was renamed to WOlf in 2014. As of 2019, he is still with CNN.
Wolf Blitzer Salary & Net Worth
In 2009, for his role in The Situation Room, he earned the salary of $3,000,000 annually. His net worth is said to be around $16 million dollars, as in 2019.
When it comes to social media, Wolf is active on Twitter. As of July 2019, he has over 1.43 million followers on his Twitter account.
The American-German journalist mostly posts his political ideologies on his Twitter and also sometimes gives a sneak peek into his life.
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Wolf Blitzer facts on timeline
Born in Augsburg, GermanyMarch 22 , 1948
Born as Wolf Isaac Blitzer in Augsburg, Germany to Cesia (Zylberfuden) and David Blitzer, Wolf was raised in Polish Jewish family. He is an American and is of Polish descent. He is five feet and ten inch tall.
State University of New York at Buffalo Johns Hopkins University1972
He earned his high school graduation from Kenmore West Senior High School and then he joined State University of New York at Buffalo. For his master’s degree, he joined Johns Hopkins University and graduated from there in 1972.
Joined English language Israeli newspaper1973
Wolf began his professional journalism career since the early 1970s. During his early professional days, he worked for Reuters news agency and then he became the Washington correspondent for the English language Israeli newspaper. He worked there for about one and half decade.
Published his first book, A Reporter's Notebook1985
Besides being the journalist and television news anchor, Wolf is also a great writer and on his own he published his first book in 1985 under the title Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter's Notebook. This book was mainly about his reporting career.
Interviewed with Jonathan Pollard1986
He got his rose in fame after he interviewed Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew spying for Israel. He covered almost all his arrest and trials. Few months later, he also published his book Territory of Lies which was mainly related with Jonathan Pollard.
After spending his one and half decade with Jerusalem Post mainly presenting the news related to the American politics and its relation with the Middle East, he joined CNN in the mid 1990 and then began working as the network's military affairs reporter.
Became CNN's White House correspondent1992
Some of the notable work he did at CNN was being their White House correspondent. He was chosen their correspondent in 1992 and he remained in this position for about seven years. During those days, he also hosted Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.
Won Emmy Award1995
Emmy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the entertainment as well as in the news world. He has also once been honored with this awards and that was in 1995. He was honored with this award for covering the news related to Oklahoma City bombing.
Won Journalist Pillar of Justice Award2004
It seems like there is no any awards left that he has not won in his life. In 2004, he was honored with the Journalist Pillar of Justice Award. He was honored with this award from the Respect for Law Alliance.
Won Lowell Thomas Broadcast Journalism Award1999
He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. In 1999, he was honored with the Lowell Thomas Broadcast Journalism Award. He was honored with this award from the International Platform Association.
Married to Lynn Greenfield1973
In 1973, Wolf got married to love of his life Lynn Greenfield. It is also believed that they had love affairs for few years before getting married. It’s been more than 40 years they have been married and till now, they is no any news about their feud, what a lovely couple.
First child, Ilana Blitzer Gendelman1981
He became father for the first time in his life and that was in 1981. He and love of his life Lynn Greenfield welcomed their only child that year and it was a baby girl and they named her Ilana Blitzer Gendelman.
Appeared in Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace2009
He is also known for being an actor and producer. In 2009, he was seen playing his role in the documentary, Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace. He has also appeared in the show, Celebrity Jeopardy!. He was one of the contestants of the show.