One of the most celebrated and longest tenured anchors in cable news history is receiving one of the TV business’ highest honors, reports TV Newser.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will be a Lifetime Achievement Honoree at the 44th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Blitzer, who is based in D.C., will be honored for is long career in news, and will receive his honor at the News ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Palladium Times Square in New York.
“I am truly honored to receive this esteemed award from the Academy,” Blitzer said in a statement. “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.”