Wolf Blitzer Biography

Updated On Feb 03, 2019 Published On Dec 02, 2015
Facts of Wolf Blitzer
Date of Birth: 1948 , March-22
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Wolf Blitzer
Birth Name Wolf Isaac Blitzer
Father David Blitzer
Mother Cesia Blitzer
Nationality German
Birth Place/City Augsburg
Ethnicity Ashkenazi Jewish
Profession Journalist
Working For CNN
Net Worth 16 million US dollars
Hair Color Gray
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Lynn Greenfield (m. 1973)
Education Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
Movies Skyfall
TV Show CNN Newsroom
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Multi-talented Wolf Blitzer is the 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

In 1973, Wolf got married to the love of his life Lynn Greenfield. It is also believed that they had love affairs for a few years before getting married.

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.

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.

Wolf Blitzer facts on timeline

Born in Augsburg, Germany

March 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 University

1972

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 newspaper

1973

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 Notebook

1985

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 Pollard

1986

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. 

Joined CNN

1990

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 correspondent

1992

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 Award

1995

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 Award

2004

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 Award

1999

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 Greenfield

1973

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 Gendelman

1981

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 Peace

2009

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.