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Wolf Blitzer

Posted on January 16, 2015

From his birth in Augsburg, Germany to his successful career as a CNN news anchor and journalist, Wolf Blitzer is one of the most recognized faces of American news.

March 22, 1948
Wolf Blitzer is born in Augsburg, Germany to Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors from Poland.

Receives a B.A. in History from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Receives an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

He marries Lynn Greenfield.

His daughter Ilana Blitzer Gendelman is born.

Is hired by CNN as a military-affairs reporter.

Publishes his first book, Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter’s Notebook with Oxford University Press.

Is asked to play himself in both Crimson Tide and The American President, but declines both offers.

Publishes his second book, Territory of Lies, with Harper and Row.

He earns an Emmy Award for his coverage of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

He anchors CNN’s coverage of the 2004 presidential election.

Aug. 8, 2005
Wolf Blitzer begins hosting The Situation Room, a CNN show airing from 3pm to 6pm EST weekdays.

May 20, 2007
He is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by George Washington University.

He anchors CNN’s coverage of the 2008 presidential election.

Sept. 17, 2009
He competes in an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! and loses to Andy Richter.

May 23, 2010
He is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Niagara University.

Sept. 25, 2011
He is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Hartford.

He anchors CNN’s coverage of the 2012 presidential election.

He begins anchoring the 1pm ET time slot of CNN Newsroom.

His time slot on CNN Newsroom is renamed Wolf.

May 10, 2014
He receives an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Howard University.


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