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Wolf Blitzer net worth is
$20 Million

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Wolf Blitzer Biography & Wiki 2017

Wolf Blitzer was born on 22nd March, 1948 and is one of the famous journalists and an anchor for television news. He has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Born in Germany, Blitzer’s parents were Holocaust survivors. Wolf Isaac Blitzer completed his graduation from the famous West Senior High School in Kenmore and completed his Bachelors of Arts with majors in History from Buffalo University in the year 1970. Blitzer completed his International relations M.A. from John Hopkins University School.

After completing his studies, he swung into action and started working as a journalist with news agency affiliated to Reuters. While working as a journalist his work was highly appreciated by his seniors. The Jerusalem Post editor Mr. Ari Rath also came to know about Blitzer’s work and he hired him for the post of Washington correspondent for an Israeli newspaper published in English language. He covered Jonathan Pollard’s arrest and trail in the year 1986. Jonathan was caught because he was an American Jew and was arrested for spying charges for Israel. He became the first journalist who interviewed Jonathan and later, Blitzer wrote the famous book called as “Territory of Lies”, which was related to Pollard affair.

Wolf Blitzer Net Worth $20 Million

Blitzer has been asked about his name several times by different people. They asked his that his name sounds like as it is made-for-TV. He replied by saying that his first name ‘Wolf’ is derived from his maternal grandfather.

It was in the year 1990 when Blitzer got a chance to work with CNN. He won several accolades while working with CNN and the biggest that he got was cableACE Award in the year 1991. He got this award for his team’s excellent coverage related to 1st Gulf War that happened in Kuwait. He worked as CNN’s correspondent and covered White House from 1992 to 1999 and during this same period he got the world famous Emmy Award in the year 1995 for coverage of City Bombing in Oklahoma.

Blitzer covered the 2004, 2008 and the 2012 election for the President. In 2004, Blitzer won the famous Journalist Pillar of Justice Award. Apart from these awards, his team members also won several awards and accolades such as DuPont award for covering the Southeast Asian Tsunami in the year 1999, Edward R. Murrow Award for covering 9/11 terror attacks.

In 2009, Blitzer appeared as himself in a documentary named “Back Door Channels: The price of Peace”. After this appearance, he worked in numerous films and TV shows. He is an avid fan of the Washington Wizards NBA franchise and participates in a pre-game video. He even appeared for an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy in the year 2009 on 17th September and finished the round with $4,600.

He started anchoring the 1 pm ET hour of CNN Newsroom in 2013 and worked till 2014 when the slot was given a new name ‘Wolf’.

Blitzer is married to Lynn Greenfield and both of them are living in Bethesda, Maryland. They have one daughter, Ilana Blitzer Gendelman, born in 1981.

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Wolf Blitzer Quick Facts

Birth date: March 22, 1948
Birth place: Augsburg, Germany
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Journalist, Presenter, Actor, Newscaster
Education:University at Buffalo, Kenmore West Senior High School, Johns Hopkins University
Spouse:Lynn Greenfield (m. 1973)
Children:Ilana Blitzer Gendelman
Parents:Cesia Blitzer, David Blitzer
Siblings:Alpha Epsilon Pi.
Awards:George Foster Peabody Award, Alfred I. DuPont Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, Anti-Defamation League’s Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize (2000), American Veteran Awards' Ernie Pyle Journalism Award (2002), International Platform Association's Lowell Thomas Broadcast Journalism Award, Emmy Award, Golden ACE award, Doctorate of Humane Letters from Howard University, and University at Buffalo
Movies:Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace (2009 (2009), documentary), Celebrity Jeopardy! (2009), House of Cards (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
TV shows:Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer (since 1998), The World Today (1999), Wolf Blitzer Reports (2000), The Situation Room (since 2005), 1pm ET hour of CNN Newsroom (til 2014)
Books:Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter's Notebook (1985), Territory of Lies

Wolf Blitzer Interesting Facts

1Does not like to eat octopus and squid.
2Father of a daughter.
3He was born in Augsburg, Germany, to Polish Jewish parents, Cesia (Zylberfuden) and David Blitzer.
4Alumni of the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB).
5Was offered the chance to play himself in Crimson Tide (1995) and The American President (1995), but he turned down both roles.
6Lifelong member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

Wolf Blitzer Net Worth & Salary

The Situation Room (2005)$3,000,000 /year (2009)

Wolf Blitzer Pictures

Wolf Blitzer Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormCNN Breaking News: Revolution in Egypt - President Mubarak Steps Down (2011)· Arwa Damon (correspondent)
· Ian James Lee (correspondent)
· Frederik Pleitgen (correspondent)
· Nic Robertson (correspondent)
· Fionnuala Sweeney (correspondent)
· Ivan Watson (correspondent)
· Ben Wedeman (correspondent)
· Saad Abedine (producer)
· Amir Ahmed (producer)
· Housam Ahmed (producer)
· Pierre Bairin (producer)
· Tommy Evans (producer)
· Tom Fenton (producer)
· Raja Razek (producer)
· Mary Rogers (producer)
· Joe Duran (producer)
· Christian Streib (producer)
· Clayton Nagel (producer)
· Wojciech Treszczynski (producer)
· S

Wolf Blitzer Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastThe Situation Room (2005)· Jay Shaylor (executive producer)
· Brad Hodges (senior producer)
· Vaughn Sterling (senior producer)
· David Gelles (senior broadcast producer)
· Linda Roth (supervising producer)
· Jill Chappell (editorial producer)
· Steven Page (editorial producer)
· Emily Atkinson (producer)
· Hunter Burgarella (producer)
· Chris Dos Santos (producer)
· Conor Finnegan (producer)
· Marlo Fowler (producer)
· David Gracey (producer)
· Adam P. Levy (producer)
· Christina Manduley (producer)
· Dugald McConnell (producer)
· Meghan Rafferty (producer)
· Jay Rankin (producer)
· R
2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form· Tommy Evans (vice president and London Bureau Chief)
· Tony Maddox (executive vice president)
· Deborah Rayner (senior vice president)
· Roger Clark (director of coverage)
· Samson Desta (director of coverage)
· Cynde Strand (director of coverage)
· Earl Casey (director of international planning)
· Waffa Munayyer (director of third party content)
· Deborah Traynor (futures editor)
· Emer Sutin (futures senior editor)
· Bruce Connover (futures senior editor)
· Gena Harper-Somra (futures supervising editor)
· Salma Abdelaziz (news editor)
· Saad Abedine (news editor)
· Hamdi Alkhshali (news editor)
· Yasmin Amer (news editor
2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastThe Situation Room (2005)· Drew Griffin (investigative correspondent)
· Kathleen Johnston (senior investigative producer)
· Marcus Hooper (producer)
· Todd Schwarzschild (producer)
· Scott Matthews (managing editor)

Wolf Blitzer Filmography



Graves2016TV SeriesWolf Blitzer
House of Cards2016TV SeriesWolf Blitzer
The Brink2015TV SeriesWolf Blitzer
Alpha House2014TV SeriesWolf Blitzer
Skyfall2012CNN News Anchor
The Campaign2012Wolf Blitzer
Murphy Brown1996TV SeriesWolf Blitzer



The Situation RoomTV Series Anchor - 7 episodes, 2005 - 2007 anchor - 1 episode, 2005



The Adjustment Bureau2011thanks



The Situation Room2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself / Himself - Host
@ This Hour2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - National UnFriend Day Spokesman
Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield2016TV SeriesGuest - Himself
The Person Who Changed My Life2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lift the Veil2015TV SeriesHimself - CNN Anchor
Temple Talk2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2000-2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself - CNN Anchor
BET Honors2015TV MovieHimself
Being Fabulous Rocks! T.V. Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CNN Newsroom2002-2015TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself - Reporter / Himself - CNN Reporter / ...
2014 Soul Train Awards2014TV MovieHimself
Roots: Our Journeys Home2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The BET Honors2014TV MovieHimself
Wolf2014TV SeriesHimself - Anchor
Crossfire2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2013TV SeriesHimself / Guest Host
Clear History2013TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Lead with Jake Tapper2013TV SeriesHimself
Anderson Cooper 360°2012TV SeriesHimself - Anchor
Addicted to Fame2012DocumentaryCNN Host
The Florida Republican Presidential Debate2012TV MovieHimself - Moderator
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Republican National Security Debate2011TV MovieHimself - Moderator
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
CNN Breaking News: Revolution in Egypt - President Mubarak Steps Down2011TV MovieHimself - Anchor
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Global Eugenics: Using Medicine to Kill2009DocumentaryHimself
Jeopardy!1997-2009TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter / Himself - Contestant / Himself - Clue Giver / ...
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2009TV SeriesHimself - Expert
Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace2009DocumentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer2000-2008TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself - Host
The California Democratic Debate2008TV MovieHimself - Host / Panelist
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
CNN Nevada Democratic Party Presidential Primary Debate2007TV MovieHimself - Host
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains2007DocumentaryHimself
CNN Live From...2002-2006TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself / Himself - Correspondent
How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
25th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
CNN Presents2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2003TV SeriesHimself
Wolf Blitzer Reports2002-2003TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Anchor
Charlie Rose2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CNN Special Reports1999-2003TV SeriesHimself - Anchor
Follow the Leader2002/IIDocumentaryHimself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown2001TV SeriesSubstitute Host
The Campaign Trail to the Road to the White House: Storytellers2000TV SpecialHimself
A-studio1997TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Inside Politics1993TV SeriesHimself - Senior White House Correspondent
CNN: The 1992 State of the Union Address1992TV MovieHimself - Reporter
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards1992TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - CNN Anchor / Himself - Host, The Situation Room
The Drunken Peasants2016TV SeriesHimself
Failure to Obey2015Video documentaryHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - CNN Anchor
Morning Express with Robin Meade2014TV SeriesHimself
Crossfire2013TV SeriesHimself
Breaking the Set2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself
The Newsroom2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - On TV Monitor
Game Change2012TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama2009DocumentaryHimself
National Geographic Explorer2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
...So Goes the Nation2006DocumentaryHimself
Martial Law 9/11: Rise of the Police State2005DocumentaryHimself
The West Wing2004TV SeriesHimself
Diary of a Political Tourist2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Desert Storm: The War Begins1991TV Movie documentaryHimself

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