|The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer|
|Presented by||Wolf Blitzer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production location||CNN Studios Washington, D.C.|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||August 8, 2005 –|
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (also simply The Situation Room) is a daily newscast on CNN hosted by Wolf Blitzer that first aired on August 8, 2005.
The show currently airs weekdays live from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm ET from CNN's studios in Washington D.C.
A Saturday edition, recapping the news of the week, was formerly produced from 2008 to 2013. It was cancelled as Blitzer would anchor the 1PM hour of CNN Newsroom.
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/(insert name (used on guest hosted episodes when Blitzer is off tonight)), (and) You're in the Situation Room" 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 Abby Phillip, Laura Coates, Doug Jones, Dana Bash, Bakari Sellers, John Kasich, Ana Navarro, Miles Taylor, Jamie Gangel, John Harwood (journalist), Gloria Borger, and John King.
By 2012, CNN's Washington D.C. studios were completely redesigned giving The Situation Room a newly updated look.
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.
In January 2021, CNN announced that the show would shift from two hours to one hour, airing from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on weekdays from April 2021. The Lead with Jake Tapper will take over the former first hour of the show.