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Who Is Wolf Blitzer’s Wife, Lynn Greenfield? Are They Still Together?

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Lynn Greenfield is popular for her marital ties with veteran CNN news reporter, Wolf Blitzer. Active in the network since 1990, her husband also served as the official White House reporter for seven years. The wife of a Grammy laureate has been hard to get by since the marriage.

Their romantic allegiance is set to celebrate five decades come 2023. And every now and then, people have desired to know a thing or two about Blitzer’s missus. Yet the internet has only been able to dig so little about her.

But down below lies all the things there’s to know about Lynn’s life with her man. Including the early romance, marriage, parenthood, and even her struggle with her husband’s mental illness.

When Did Lynn Greenfield and Wolf Blitzer Marry?

Lynn Greenfield married Wolf Blitzer in 1973. Owing to his extensive amount of traveling, she has lived quite an itinerant life. Be it Blitzer’s post-cold war struggle or his reporting days in Israel, Lynn has been by his side for as long as one could look back.

Wolf Blitzer's wife Lynn Greenfield (far left) with Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Kent Blake at the BET Honor pre-dinner.
Wolf Blitzer’s wife Lynn Greenfield (far left) with Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Kent Blake at the BET Honor pre-dinner. Source: Getty

Of all the ups and downs the couple might have had throughout their marriage, the reporter’s wife once chose to share the time when her beloved was going through a psychological toll. In an interview, she revealed her husband struggled with dementia. Lynn recounted the event at a zoo, where Wolf called a giraffe a “damned socialist” for stealing his lolly.

Greenfield’s spouse was born in Augsburg, Germany, and her in-laws were the survivors of the Holocaust. Her husband graduated from the State University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in history. He earned his master’s from the John Hopkins University in Advanced International Studies.

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Their one and only child, Ilana Blitzer, now 40, is the editor of Health Magazine and All You Magazine. She is married to David Snider with a son of her own named, Ruben Daniel, born, August 2016. Lynn’s daughter was formerly in a marital kinship with Joseph Orrin Gendelman, president of the Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services. Apparently, she parted with him due to irreconcilable differences.

How Famous Is Lynn Greenfield’s Husband?

Wolf Blitzer made his move to CNN in 1990. During his time at Washington, he won an Emmy award for his coverage of the Oklahoma City Bombing. His other reporting gigs include Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, Wolf Blitzer Reportsand The Situation Room.

Lynn Greenfield's husband Wolf Blitzer has been with CNN since 1990
Lynn Greenfield’s husband Wolf Blitzer has been with CNN since 1990. Source: CNN

Throughout his professional span, Blitzer Q & A-ed some of history’s most notable figures, including U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford. He has also exchanged talks with foreign leaders, such as the Dalai Lama, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Blitzer also guests appeared on the Netflix show, House of Cards. Additionally, he made a cameo in hits like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Mission Impossible.

What Is Lynn Greenfield Doing Now?

Despite her hubby being one of the famous faces of the news industry, Lynn lives a relatively low-profile life.

Nonetheless, reports claim, Lynn works as a personal shopper at the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Chevy Chase. She has been described as someone who has a good sense of fashion especially when it comes to clients’ professional surroundings.

Lynn married her husband Wolf Blitzer in 1973.
Lynn Greenfield married her husband Wolf Blitzer in 1973.

In fact, it was she who had chosen her husband’s bomber jacket during his Kuwait adventure. The apparel ultimately became his signature persona while in the field of reporting. In addition, she also picks out his neckties.

The pair reside in Bethesda, Maryland.

What Is Lynn Greenfield’s Net Worth?

The Blitzer couple has been living quite a luxurious life for years. Their nest in Maryland which they had initially bought for $710,000 has now reached a value of around $1.5million.

Lynn's daughter Ilana Blitzer is the editor at the Health Magazine
Lynn Greenfield’s daughter Ilana Blitzer is the editor at the Health Magazine. Source: Instagram

While her husband is one of the top paid anchors in the states, Lynn’s personal net worth is still a difficult subject to delve into. Due to her mild fame, the specifics relating to her wealth is a bit cloak and dagger thing. On the other hand, her partner boasts a significant fortune; here and there of $16 to $20million with his salary in the range of $5million or so.