Personal and Family Life
Born on March 22, 1948, in Augsburg, Germany, he is the son of David Blitzer, a home builder and Cesia Blitzer. His real name is Wolf Isaac Blitzer. His parents immigrated to America from Poland and were Jewish refugees. He spent his early childhood in Buffalo, New York.
He joined the State University of New York and earned a bachelor degree in history. Prior to that, he graduated from Ken more West Senior High School. Later, he completed his master degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International studies in International relations. He learned the Hebrew language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Wolf Blitzer married Lynn Greenfield in 1973. The couple has a strong bonding and has spent almost 44 years of their life together. At present, the couple resides in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1981, the CNN anchor and his wife were blessed with a daughter named Ilana Blitzer.
Like every married couple, Wolf and his wife also had some ups and downs in their life. But the couple said that they were just a rumor and stated “We are old people, we don’t hit rough patches. That is for the young, not us.”
He began his career in the Tel Aviv bureau. With three year experience, he joined Jerusalem Post and served from 1973 to 1990. During those 17 years, he covered American political party and Middle East’s development and also contributed as an editor of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s monthly magazine.
Following his exit from Jerusalem Post, he joined CNN. In the beginning, he served as military affairs reporter. In 1991, he traveled to Moscow for a month and became the only western reporter to visit KGB headquarter at that time. He also wrote a Book titled Territory of Lies which was listed as the notable book of the year for 1989.
The following year, CNN appointed him as the White House correspondent. He served for 7 years until 1999. At that time he won Emmy Award for covering the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. He also hosted the interview show Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.
In 2000, he began anchoring the show Wolf Blitzer Reports. CNN appointed him to cover the presidential elections of 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Since mid-2005, he started to host the two-hour program The Situation Room.
With his hard work and dedication, he has won multiple awards that include 2004 Journalist Pillar of Justice, American Veteran Award, Golden ACE award and George Foster Peabody Award and few other awards.
Additionally, he also appeared in the 2009 documentary Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace. He featured in the movie Sky fall as a reporter. In 2013 and 2016, he made a guest appearance in Political drama House of Cards and movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice respectively.
Net Worth and Salary 2017
CNN Wolf Blitzer’s estimated net worth is around $16 million. His annual Salary is around $3 million. He is one of the most prominent political Journalists for CNN. with his passion and dedication, he has created his own identity.
The dedication he has shown to ward his profession has taken him to the height of success. The million dollars net worth he is earning is all the upshot of his hard work.
Social Media and Life Style
Wolf Blitzer is a very active on social networking sites, especially on Twitter. He is active in three major social media that includes Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
He is being followed by millions of people on his social media account. He shares both personal as well as professional life in his social media account. He has 1.35 million followers on Twitter, 136K on Facebook, and 38K on an Instagram account.
Blitzer is a funny person. At the age of 69, he still looks energetic and healthy. He usually spends his leisure time with his family.