Wolf Blitzer

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Wolf Blitzer is the lead political anchor for CNN; he formerly was their White House correspondent, and began as their senior military affairs reporter in 1990.[1] Blitzer was born in Germany but grew up in Buffalo, New York and attended the University of Buffalo, according to its alumni newsletter. [2]

He began reporting with Reuters in 1972, based in Tel Aviv, and then spent 15 years as the Washington, D.C. correspondent for the Jerusalem Post.

Awards

Individual

  • 1996 Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing
  • Golden CableACE from the National Academy of Cable Programming for his and CNN's coverage of the Gulf War
  • 2004 Journalist Pillar of Justice Award from the Respect for Law Alliance
  • 2003 Daniel Pearl Award from the Chicago Press Veterans Association
  • 2002, Ernie Pyle Journalism Award for excellence in military reporting,
  • 2000, Anti-Defamation League's Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize
  • 1999,International Platform Association's Lowell Thomas Broadcast Journalism Award for outstanding contributions to broadcast journalism.

Team

  • Anchor for CNN's Emmy-award winning live coverage of the 2006 Election Day.
  • George Foster Peabody award for Hurricane Katrina coverage
  • Alfred I. duPont Award for coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia
  • Edward R. Murrow Award for CNN's coverage of 9-11 Attack
  • 1994, American Journalism Review cited him and CNN as the overwhelming choice of readers for the coveted Best in the Business Award for "best network coverage of the Clinton administration."

Critics

On August 7, 2006, radio "shock jock" Michael Savage said of him,
That's why the department store dummy named Wolf Blitzer, a Jew who was born in Israel, will do the astonishing act of being the type that would stick Jewish children into a gas chamber to stay alive another day. He's probably the most despicable man in the media next to Larry King, who takes a close runner-up by the hair of a nose. The two of them together look like the type that would have pushed Jewish children into the oven to stay alive one more day to entertain the Nazis.[3]

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