|Wolf Blitzer Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||March 22, 1948|
Wolf Blitzer is a German-born American journalist, television news anchor, and author who started working as a CNN reporter in 1990. He has also served as one of the principal anchors at CNN as well as served as the network’s lead political anchor until 2021. Moreover, he started hosting CNN’s daily newscast The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer in 2005. Over the years, he has also been a part of several other shows and movies such as Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Graves, Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace, Skyfall, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, House of Cards, Money Monster, The Brink, Alpha House, At This Hour with Kate Bolduan, Anderson Cooper 360°, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Person Who Changed My Life, Piers Morgan Live, Jeopardy!, and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
Wolf Isaac Blitzer
Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Washington, D.C., United States
Wolf Blitzer graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School in New York. Afterward, he enrolled at the State University of New York at Buffalo (commonly called the University at Buffalo (UB) and sometimes called SUNY Buffalo) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1970. He was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi.
He then attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and earned a Master of Arts in International Relations in 1972. During his time there, he also studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and learned Hebrew.
Journalist, Television News Anchor, Author
- Father – David Blitzer (Home Builder)
- Mother – Cesia Blitzer (née Zylberfuden) (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Helena Blitzer (Sister)
- Others – Isaak Blitzer (Paternal Grandfather), Chaya Scheer (Paternal Grandmother), Wolf/Volf Velvel Zylberfuden (Maternal Grandfather), Chaja/Chaya Shalit (Maternal Grandmother)
Wolf Blitzer has been signed with CNN, Company, Washington, D.C., United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $25 Million as of 2023.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Wolf Blitzer has dated –
- Lynn Greenfield (1973-Present) – He got married to Lynn Greenfield in the year 1973 and the duo has been blessed with one child, a daughter.
Race / Ethnicity
Wolf Blitzer is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Wolf Blitzer Favorite Things
- Journalism Movie – All the President’s Men (1976)
Source – Jewish Journal
Wolf Blitzer Facts
- He was born to a Polish Jewish refugee couple from German-occupied Poland who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp.
- Wolf’s grandparents, two uncles, and two aunts on his father’s side were all murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp while his maternal grandparents were rounded up in Poland and sent to a labor camp to make ammunition for the German war effort and they eventually died of typhoid fever.
- Under the provisions of the 1948 Displaced Persons Act, his family immigrated to the United States and he spent his childhood years growing up in Buffalo, New York.
- His first name “Wolf” comes from the name of his maternal grandfather while his middle name “Isaac” comes from the name of his paternal grandfather.
- Along with Jimmy Carter, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Henry Kissinger, Andre Azoulay, Leon Charney, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, Wolf Blitzer co-starred in the documentary film Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace in 2009.
- Reportedly, he was offered to appear as himself in the action thriller film Crimson Tide (1995) as well as in the romantic comedy-drama film The American President (1995) but he turned down the offers.
- Wolf Blitzer is a fan of the NFL team the Buffalo Bills.
- He does not like eating octopus and squid.
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