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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer is an afternoon, early evening newscast on CNN hosted by Wolf Blitzer that first aired on August 8, 2005.

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer title card.jpg
Logo used from 2015-present
Presented byWolf Blitzer
Country of originUnited States
Production location(s)CNN Studios Washington, D.C.
Running time120 minutes
Original networkCNN
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 8, 2005 (2005-08-08) –
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The show currently airs weekdays live from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET from CNN's studios in Washington D.C.


Secretary of State John Kerry with Wolf Blitzer.
Former logo used from 2012-2015.

The show begins with the following opening: "Happening Now ..... We want to welcome our viewers in the United States and around the world. I'm Wolf Blitzer, and You're in the Situation Room", which includes highlights of what the show will discuss. During the program current events, breaking news, political headlines and reports are all discussed.

The show also makes use of CNN journalists from across the network and political analysts. They include Brian Todd, Gloria Borger, and John King.

By 2012, CNN's Washington D.C. studios were completely redesigned giving The Situation Room a newly updated look.[1]

Former Situation Room main contributors include Lisa Sylvester who showcased reports and headlines, Jack Cafferty who presented The Cafferty File, and Kate Bolduan who briefly co-hosted part of the program with Wolf Blitzer.


  1. ^ Newscast Studio (10 September 2012). "CNN debuts sleek new studio in Washington". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

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