Wolf Blitzer

German-American journalist and television news anchor

Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is an American journalist and television news anchor. He has been a CNN reporter since 1990. He is the senior anchor of all CNN programs currently in production. Blitzer is currently the host of The Situation Room. He is CNN's lead political anchor.

Wolf Blitzer in May 2011

Blitzer was born on March 22, 1948 in Augsburg, Germany to Polish-American parents. His parents were Jewish refugees.[1][2] He was raised in Buffalo, New York.

Blitzer studied at Kenmore West Senior High School, at the University at Buffalo, at Johns Hopkins University, and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[3]

Blitzer has been married to Lynn Greenfield since 1973. They have one daughter, Ilana (born 1981). He now lives in Bethesda, Maryland.[4]


  1. Encyclopedia of television news, By Michael D. Murray, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999, ISBN 978-1-57356-108-2
  2. Profile from University at Buffalo alumni magazine
  3. 20 questions with Wolf Blitzer at The Hill.com
  4. Wolf Blitzer bio Archived 2008-05-28 at the Wayback Machine at Daviddovit.com

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