Christof Putzel Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Salary

Christof Putzel Biography

Christof Putzel is an American journalist who currently works for Travel Channel as a correspondent. He worked for Al Jazeera America’s news magazine America Tonight and Current TV’s investigative documentary series Vanguard.

Putzel began his career as a producer while still a student at Connecticut College, where he created his first documentary, Left Behind, about AIDS orphans in Kenya. The film earned over a dozen accolades at film festivals, including a Student Academy Award, the David Wolper Award from the International Documentary Association, and HBO Films’ Best Student Film Award.

Christof began working for Current TV in 2005 as one of the network’s first employees. The following year, he was nominated for his first Emmy for his coverage of the emergence and fall of the Islamic Court Union in Mogadishu, Somalia. He trekked through the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo to report on the exploitation of child gold miners, crossed the desert with migrants trying to reach American soil, and camped on the southern shores of Yemen, where he discovered the bodies of more than two dozen refugees who drowned attempting to flee Somalia’s violence.


Moreover, his documentary, “From Russia with Hate,” about the emergence of neo-Nazi skinhead attacks on immigrants in Moscow, won the Alfred I. DuPont Award from Columbia University and the coveted Livingston Award for International Reporting. For “Lost in Democracy,” a documentary on the first democratic elections held in the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, he was nominated for his third Emmy.

In addition, after revealing Philip Morris’s marketing techniques in the developing countries, the documentary “Sex, Lies, and Cigarettes,” focusing on Aldi, “the Indonesian smoking baby,” went viral in 2012. Fortunately, it received an Overseas Press Club Award, a PRISM Award, and an Emmy nomination.

Putzel also received his second Alfred I. DuPont–Columbia University Award in 2013 for his documentary “Arming the Mexican Cartels,” which investigated gun trafficking into Mexico from the United States. Putzel also became a senior correspondent for Al Jazeera Media’s main news magazine, AMericaTonight, after Current Tv was sold to Al Jazeera Media in 2013.

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Christof Putzel Age

How old is Christof Putzel? Putzel is around 42-43 years old as of 2022. He was born in 1979 in Washington, D.C. However, he has not disclosed his exact dates of birth in the limelight. Therefore, it is difficult to know when he celebrates his birthday. We guarantee to keep you posted as soon as possible.

Christof Putzel Family

Putzel is a third-generation news reporter. His father, Michael Putzel, covered the Vietnam War and the White House for the Associated Press while his mother, Ann Blackman, was a correspondent for Time and a reporter for the Associated Press. Moreover, his grandfather, Samuel G. Blackman, was a top editor for the Associated Press.

Christof Putzel Wife

Putzel was married to Julia Taft, a great-granddaughter of late Robert A. Taft, a Republican senator from Oio, and a great-great-granddaughter of President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. However, Christof and Julia divorced in 2014.

Christof Putzel’s Height

Putzel is a man of average boy stature and moderate height. However, his exact height and weight details are currently under review. We promise to keep you updated as soon as possible.

Christof Putzel Net Worth

Putzel has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million as of 2022. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a journalist.

Christof Putzel Salary

Putzel receives an estimated annual salary ranging from $55,700 – $135,500.

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