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Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is an American journalist and author. He has been a CNN reporter since 1990, and is currently the host of the nightly newscast Wolf Blitzer Reports and the Sunday talk show Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer will become the anchor of CNN's afternoon newscast, The Situation Room, in the summer of 2005.

Blitzer grew up in Syracuse, New York. He received a B.A. degree in history from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1970, and an M.A. degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1972.

His career in journalism began in 1972, in the Tel Aviv bureau of the Reuters news agency. He soon moved to Washington, D.C., where he was White House correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. In 1990 he was hired by CNN as a military-affairs reporter. His team's coverage of the first Gulf War in Kuwait won a CableACE award and made him a household name. He became CNN's White House correspondent and later co-anchored the daily show The World Today. His coverage of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing earned him an Emmy Award. In 2000, he began hosting the CNN interview programs Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, and Wolf Blitzer Reports.

Blitzer is the author of two books: Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter's Notebook (Oxford University Press, 1985) and Territory of Lies (Harper and Row, 1989). He has written under the aliases Ze'ev Blitzer and Ze'ev Barak.


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