Wolf Blitzer is a well-known American TV news anchor who is also a journalist and has been a reporter of CNN since 1990. Blitzer is best known to be the anchor of ‘The Situation Room’. He has also successfully hosted ‘Wolf’. He is the lead political anchor of the network. He began his career in the early 1970s and has also done various media appearances. Let’s find out how much is Wolf Blitzer’s net worth in 2019.
Wolf Isaac Blitzer was born on March 22, 1948, in Augsburg, Germany to his parents David Blitzer and Cesia Blitzer. He grew up in Buffalo, New York.
He completed his schooling at Kenmore West Senior High School. In 1970, he earned his BA in history from State University of New York, Buffalo. He has also got his master’s degree in international relations in 1972 from School of Advanced International Studies (Johns Hopkins University).
Blitzer has also learned Hebrew from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at Johns Hopkins.
In 1973, Wolf Blitzer got married to Lynn Greenfield. The couple has a daughter named Ilana Blitzer Gendelman who was born in 1981. He currently lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.
In the early 1970s, Wolf Blitzer began his journalism career by getting recruited in the Reuters news agency of Tel Aviv bureau. He was later hired as the Washington correspondent of ‘Jerusalem Post’, the Israeli newspaper in the English language. He remained with Jerusalem Post till 1990 and used to cover developments of the Middle East and American politics.
He has contributed to AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) in their monthly newspaper ‘Near East Report’. He has also published articles in many Israeli-based newspapers. He has worked for ‘Al HaMishmar’ and ‘Yedioth Ahronoth’.
He released his first book entitled ‘Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter’s Notebook’ in 1985. He joined CNN in 1990 and a year later, he spent a month in Moscow. Blitzer became the White House Correspondent of CNN in 1992. He held this position till 1999.
In 1998, he became the host of ‘Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer’ on CNN. In 2000, he became the host of his own show called ‘Wolf Blitzer Reports’. He has been covering the US Presidential Elections for CNN since 2004.
Blitzer became the host of ‘The Situation Room’ in 2005. In 2013, he became the host of ‘CNN Newsroom’. He has also made several media appearances like ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’, House of Cards’, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, and ‘Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2004, the Respect for Law Alliance awarded Wolf Blitzer with the Journalist Pillar of Justice Award. The Chicago Press Veterans Association conferred him with the Daniel Pearl Award in 2003. In 2002, he became the winner of American Veteran Awards’ Ernie Pyle Journalism Award. He won the 1999 International Platform Association’s Lowell Thomas Broadcast Journalism Award. He has also won an Emmy Award and Golden ACE Award. Blitzer has won several other honors.
Net Worth of Wolf Blitzer
Wolf Blitzer has an estimated net worth of more than $16 million. He is the well-learned person who has many years of experience in journalism. He has been active in his career for over 45 years. Wolf Blitzer has done reporting for CNN for over two decades and has also anchored many shows for the network. He has also worked for several newspapers and has also published articles. He has successfully released a book and has also made appearances for other shows and documentaries.
Wolf Blitzer is considered one of the most popular political journalists in the world. For his contribution to journalism, he has received several awards and has been conferred with many honorary doctorates. He has interviewed several politicians in his career, including Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta.