A self-described fan of Italian culture, Wolf Blitzer is looking forward to calling himself a "citizen of Urbino" when he travels to Italy this June to accept the Urbino Press Award for "excellence in journalism."

CNN's "The Situation Room" host referred to the Boston Marathon coverage in his speech at the Embassy of Italy on Thursday night as a "heartbreaking experience that I had over the last few days."

Jon Stewart lampooned CNN for misreporting an arrest the previous day, but Blitzer said he accepted the award on behalf of his organization, calling CNN deeply committed to getting out the news internationally.