1. Family and Personal Life
Wolf Blitzer has been married to his wife Lynn Greenfield for amazing 44 years. Wolf and Lynn have one grown-up daughter from their marriage.
Wolf, birth name Wolf Isaac Blitzer, was born in Augsburg, Germany, to David Blitzer, a home builder, and his wife Cesia Blitzer. His parents were Jewish refugees from Oswiecim, Poland, who immigrated to America and settled in Buffalo, New York.
- Parents: David and Cesia Blitzer
- Wife: Lynn Greenfield (1973)
- Children: Ilana Blitzer Gendelman
- Marital Status: Married
Wolf studied at Kenmore West Senior High School in New York. Later, in 1970, he earned his B.A degree in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Next, he received an M.A. degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
As the famous proverb goes by ‘Behind every successful man there is a woman’ and behind Wolf, there are two women; his wife and his daughter.
Wolf Blitzer and his wife, Lynn Greenfield tied their wedding knot in 1973 and since couple shares a strong bonding. The couple is currently living together happily in Bethesda, Maryland.
Wolf and Lynn have a beautiful daughter, Ilana Blitzer Gendelman, born in 1981. Their daughter got married to David Sinder in 2015 and recently gave birth to a baby boy, Ruben Daniel Sinder, making Wolf and Lynn grandparents.
2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle
Wolf Blitzer is a veteran American journalist who is charming, cynical and talented. His in-depth presentation of the news and intellectual mind makes him stand out from others.
Wolf, aged 69, is aging like a fine wine. He is one handsome man who has a maintained physique, tall height, good set of eyes, sound mind and gorgeous face.
- Height: 5 feet 9 inch (178cm)
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- Plastic Surgery: N/A
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Wolf’s personality and pleasant on-air appearance have attracted millions of viewers. Wolf stands 1.78m tall and his height appreciates his personality quite well. He mostly dresses up in all formal.
Wolf’s white-rimmed glasses, well-combed hair, trimmed bread, mysterious looks and killer smile make him even more desirable among females. Being multi-millionaire, Wolf lives quite a luxurious life which consists of branded clothes, expensive shoes, watches/accessories, exotic vacation, and many others.
3. Professional Career
Wolf Blitzer started his journalism career in 1972 through the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv. Wolf was then appointed as a Washington reporter for the English language Israeli newspaper.
Wolf joined CNN network in 1990 as the channel’s military-affairs reporter at the Pentagon. Shortly afterward, he was appointed as the CNN’s chief White House Correspondent, covering Bill Clinton presidential election from 1992 until 1999.
- 1973- Joined the English language Israeli newspaper and served till 1990
- 1985- Published his first book, ‘Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter’s Notebook’
- 1986- Caught worldwide recognition for his coverage of the arrest & trail of ‘Jonathan Pollard’
- 1998- Started hosting CNN’s morning interview show, ‘Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer
- 2005- Started hosting CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’, a role which he still holds
In his first decade at CNN, Wolf has covered and reported on a wide range of grounding breaking stores throughout the world that has shaped the international political landscape. Wolf’s team coverage of the first ‘Gulf War’ in Kuwait received a CableACE Awards, making him a household name.
His report on 1995’s Oklahoma City bombing’s coverage earned him an Emmy Award. Wolf started hosting his own eponymous show, ‘Wolf Blitzer Reports’ in 2000. And, since August 2005, he has anchored ‘The Situation Room’ on CNN. Currently, he also hosts CNN’s ‘Wolf’ show, which was earlier named as ‘CNN Newsroom’.
4. Salary and Net Worth 2018
Wolf Blitzer estimated net worth is around $16 million and salary around $5 million annually. Wolf’s million dollars net worth is the upshot of his hard work and dedication.
Multi-millionaire, Wolf has amassed most of his fortune through his 17-years long career with CNN, his hosting job on ‘The Situation Room’ and others reporting ventures. With his career spanning over 50 years, Wolf is one the veteran and expertise journalist from America.
- Salary: $5 million
- Net Worth: $16 million