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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.

Lynn Greenfield Early Life and Wiki

She was born on September 16th, 1950, in the United States. As someone who only got into fame after marrying Wolf, there is not a single piece of information available about her parents.

Lynn belongs to the English surname and has American nationality. Her natural hair color is brunette and she has dark brown eyes.

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 John Hopkins University in Advanced International Studies.

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How many children does Lynn have? She has a grandchild

The lovely pair welcomed their first and only child Ilana Blitzer on October 7th, 1981. She was born in Bethesda, Maryland.

Currently, Lynn is married to David A Snider, a fellow Jew. They tied the knot in June 2015 in Terrytown, New York. From their relationship, Lynn Greenfield has a grandson named Ruben Daniel, born in August 2016.

Lynn’s daughter was formerly in a marital kinship with Joseph Orrin Gendelman, president of Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services. They married in November 2008 in Mandarin Oriental in Washington. At the time of her marriage, she was working at Family Circle in NY.

Unfortunately, their relationship wasn’t meant to last and they divorced some times later. Apparently, she parted with him due to irreconcilable differences.

Their one and only child, Ilana, now 41, is the editor of Health Magazine and All You Magazine.

Who is Lynn Greenfield’ Husband?

Wolf Blitzer made his move to CNN in 1990. During his time in 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 Reports, and 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 jacket during his Kuwait adventure. During an interview with What’s my Logo, he revealed the story behind his attire.

Apparently, while reporting the Kuwait War, Wolf wore a bomber jacket with collars turned up and down. The apparel ultimately became his signature persona while in the field of reporting. In addition, she also picks out his neckties. Afterward, it was reported that Lynn was the one who suggested him to wear the attire. Moreover, all the eccentric ties Wolf has worn over the years were all suggested by his spouse.

The pair currently 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 $1.5 million.

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 $20 million with his salary in the range of $5 million or so.