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CNN’s Blitzer receiving Lifetime EMMY Award

August 23, 2023

By Chris Forrester

CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer, a 33-year veteran on the news channel, is to receive a Lifetime EMMY Award. His award will be presented at a special ceremony on September 27th.  The EMMY citation says that Blitzer has made a deep impact in the world of television.

Blitzer currently hosts The Situation Room on CNN. He has already received numerous honours, including the American News Women’s Club Excellence in Journalism Award in 2019. In March 2014, the National Press Foundation awarded him the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. In 2013, he was recognised as the eighth recipient of the Urbino Press Award from the Italian Embassy for his excellence in journalism. In 2011, Blitzer received the distinguished Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award from The Radio & Television Digital News Foundation and The Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Jefferson-Lincoln Award.

Blitzer said he was “truly honoured to receive this esteemed award from the Academy. When Ted Turner hired me, he told me, ‘Wolf, at CNN, the news comes first’ and that has been my guiding light these 33 years and continues to be my advice to young journalists today. I consider myself incredibly fortunate that I still get up every morning and look forward to going to work and reporting the news with some of the smartest people I know. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of so many talented journalists whom I have worked with, been mentored by, and learned from during my career.”

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