- Began his journalism career in 1972 in the Tel Aviv Bureau of Reuters.
- Worked as a correspondent for the Jerusalem Post in Washington D.C.
- Published his first book Between Washington and Jerusalem: A Reporter's Notebook, in 1985 .
- Traveled to Moscow in 1991 to cover the collapse of the Soviet Union.
- Was CNN's senior White House correspondent from 1992 to 1999.
- Received the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award.
- Is the eighth recipient of the Urbino Press Award from the Italian Embassy.
- In 2014, was awarded the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism by the National Press Foundation.
- Has interviewed many prominent political figures, including Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev.
- Lynn Blitzer — Wife
- Ilana Blitzer Gendelman — Daughter
- David Blitzer — Father
- Helena — Sister
- Cesia Blitzer — Mother
- State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, United States (BA in History, 1970); John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States (MA in International Relations, 1972)
- Birth Name: Wolf Isaac Blitzer
- Birth Place: Augsburg, Germany
- Profession: Host, Journalist
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