Wolf Blitzer is a prominent political anchor at CNN. He has been with CNN for over two decades. He is noted for his in-depth reporting skills in the international media arena. He has also moderated the Republican debates on CNN, of which the Tea Party Debate was the first one that had been done in that category.
Blitzer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York State University in Buffalo. He did his master's degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies situated in Washington D.C. He also has honorary degrees from various educational institutions like George Washington University, Washington D.C., and Buffalo's New York State University. He married Lynn Greenfield in 1973. They have a daughter Ilana and reside in Bethesda, Maryland.
Wolf Blitzer started his career in 1972 at the Reuters News Agency, Tel Aviv. He then shifted to 'The Jerusalem Post as a news correspondent based in Washington D.C. He stayed in the capital for over 15 years. He then shifted to CNN's military affairs at Pentagon as a correspondent in 1990. He later worked as the Senior White House correspondent from 1992 to 1999. In 1999, he was made anchor of Sunday public affairs program 'Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer at CNN .' He has been with the program for over ten years.
Blitzer has earned numerous awards, including the Respect for Law Alliance's 2004 Journalist Pillar of Justice Award and the Chicago Press Veterans Association's 2003 Daniel Pearl Award. He's a member of the National Press Club as well. His news team received a George Foster Peabody Award for Hurricane Katrina coverage, an Alfred I. DuPont Award for coverage of the 1999 Southeast Asian tsunami, and an Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, all of which occurred in the United States.
For his military reporting, he got the Ernie Pyle Journalism Award from the American Veteran Awards in November 2002. The Anti-Defamation League presented him with the Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize during a ceremony in February 2000. Blitzer received the Lowell Thomas Broadcast Journalism Award from the International Platform Association in 1999. Blitzer received an Emmy for his reporting on the Oklahoma City bombing. In 1991, Blitzer was part of the CNN crew that received a Golden ACE award for their coverage of the Gulf War. He and CNN were voted the readers' choice for the Best in the Business Award in 1994 by the American Journalism Review for their coverage of the Clinton administration on CNN.
Blitzer received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Buffalo in May 1999, which he accepted. On May 20, 2007, Blitzer received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at George Washington University's undergraduate graduation ceremony. On May 23, 2010, Blitzer was honored with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at Niagara University's undergraduate graduating ceremony. On May 14, 2011, he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Penn State University. On September 25, 2011, Blitzer received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. On May 10, 2014, Howard University bestowed an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Blitzer in celebration of his services to journalism. Blitzer received the American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award on September 13, 2014, presented to him by Awards Council member Rick Atkinson.
Wolf Blitzer has also written two books, such as 'Territory of Lies,' cited by the New York Times as one of the most notable books of 1989, and 'Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter's Notebook.' He is currently hosting the show 'The Situation Room,' which has replaced his earlier show, 'Sunday talk show Late Edition.'
|22 Mar, 1948
|United States of America
|American journalist and television news anchor
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