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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Wolf Blitzer is CNNís lead political anchor and the anchor of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNNís fast-paced, political news program that provides up-to-the minute coverage of the dayís events. The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer airs every weekday and in an abbreviated format on Saturday evenings. The program celebrated its sixth anniversary in August 2011.
Blitzer, who has been with the network for more than 20 years, spearheaded CNNís Peabody Award-winning coverage of the 2008 presidential election. In addition to politics, Blitzer is known for his in-depth reporting on international news. In December 2010, he traveled to North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as tensions mounted between North and South Korea. He took viewers inside the totalitarian regime with footage and reported from the rarely seen streets of Pyongyang, government meetings and Kim II-Sung University.
Blitzer began his career in 1972 with the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv and later spent 15 years as a Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Jerusalem Post. Blitzer joined CNN in 1990 as the networkís military-affairs correspondent. He served as CNNís senior White House correspondent covering President Bill Clinton from his election in November 1992 until 1999.
Over the decades, Blitzer has reported on a wide range of stories around the world. He has interviewed seven U.S. Presidents and many foreign leaders, including the Dalai Lama, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and former South African President Nelson Mandela. In 2011, Blitzer received the distinguished Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award from The Radio-Television Digital News Foundation.