Jake Tapper Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Education, CNN, Abc News, Salary, Net Worth

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Jake Tapper Biography

Jake Tapper is an American journalist who works for CNN as their anchor and chief Washington correspondent. He started to work for the network in January 2013. Nowadays, he anchors a two-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which premiered in March 2013. At CNN, Tapper has hosted a Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015. Most recently, he became the lead anchor for CNN for Washington, D.C. events in April 2021.

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Jake Tapper Age

Jake Tapper was born on 12 March 1969, in New York, New York, United States. He is 53 years old.

Jake Tapper Height

Tapper is 1.85 m tall and weighs 174 lb (79 kg).

Jake Tapper Family

Born in New York City, Tapper was later brought up in Queen Village, Philadelphia. His parents are Helen Anne (née Palmatier) Tapper and Theodore S. “Ted”. Tapper’s mother, who is a native of Canada, stopped working as a psychiatric nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Aside from that, his father is originally from Chicago. Theodore graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School. From there Theodore served as the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. His parents are Jewish; his mother, raised in Presbyterian, transformed to Judaism. As a kid, Tapper spent summers attending the Jewish summer camp Camp Ramah located in the Poconos.

Jake Tapper’s Wife and Children

To begin with, Tapper dated Monica Lewinsky in the fall of 1997, several weeks prior to breaking news of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. He went on to author about the experience in a Jan. 1998 issue of the Washington City Paper and the pair then discussed the date in the year 2021 on the 5th Oct. episode of his CNN program well-known as The Lead With Jake Tapper.

Tapper’s wife is Jennifer Marie Brown and they have been married since 2006. Marie Brown is an ex-Planned Parenthood official, in her home state of Missouri. They live in Washington, D.C. with their two children named Alice and Jack. At ages 9 through 11, Alice, invented a Girl Scout Raise Your Hand patch, and authored an associate New York Times Op-Ed and a picture book, Raise Your Hand, to motivate girls to be more courageous in school.

Besides that, Tapper is an avid supporter of the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Phillies. Tracking Super Bowl LII, where the Eagles thrashed the New England Patriots 41–33, Tapper, who had gone to watch the match in person, called into New Day with both John Berman and Alisyn Camerota as a “mystery guest” to gloat regarding the Eagles’ win to Berman (a Massachusetts native and lifelong Patriots supporter). Berman appreciated Tapper on the Eagles’ victory.

Jake Tapper Education

Tapper attended the Philadelphia School, a developed, independent elementary school famous for its weekly out-of-classroom excursions to farms, and-so-on. he did a comic strip for a regional free weekly paper when in eighth grade.

Tapper later matriculated at Akiba Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school previously located in Merion, Pennsylvania. Eventually, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History, modified by Visual Studies, in 1991 from Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth, he was part of the Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity. Tapper attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts briefly.

Jake Tapper CNN

Jake Tapper is a journalist who works for CNN, a multinational news-based pay television channel, as their anchor and chief Washington correspondent. He started to work for the network in January 2013. Nowadays, he anchors a two-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which premiered in March 2013. At CNN, Tapper has hosted a Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015. Most recently, he became the lead anchor for CNN for Washington, D.C. events in April 2021.

Tapper addressed his political expert skill on State of the Union by doing interviews with leading journalists on politics and policy, focusing on Washington, the country and the globe. His weekday program, The Lead covers headlines within the nation and the world, the leading stories in national and international news, sports, the environment, money, health, politics, as well as well-known culture, and focuses on getting stories that aren’t seen on front pages —buried leads— to the forefront.

Tapper most recently loaned his political expertise to the TV channel’s 2020 election coverage, playing a key role in the station’s comprehensive coverage of the race with special analysis on projections all over the unprecedented, seven-day event. Named “tough and quick” and also “a stalwart defender of realities in the Trump era” by The New York Times, Tapper has been praised for standing up in a nonpartisan way for facts and decency during a stint where the United States political world has witnessed shortages of both.

Tapper has been associated with bringing attention and aid to veterans’ matters. Since 2017 he has managed a yearly celebrity eBay auction to construct specially-designed mortgage-free houses for severely injured veterans of the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq through the top-ranked charity Homes for Our Troops, a company for which he is an ambassador. He was awarded a People’s Choice Vetty during the third Annual Vetty Awards in 2018, a yearly award ceremony given by the Academy of US. Veterans. Previously in 2014, his book and his reporting on the veterans and troops were rewarded when the Congressional Medal of Honor Society awarded Tapper the “Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism.

In 2001, Tapper hosted the CNN show Take 5, a program televised on weekends that featured young newsmakers discussing politics and pop culture.

Jake Tapper ABC News

Tapper joined CNN after leaving ABC News. At ABC News, he most recently worked as the lead White House correspondent. In addition, he held the position to which he was named straight after the 2008 presidential election and at the same role he was awarded the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for excellent reporting on deadlines and an unprecedented 3-times in succession. He was also pivotal in ABC News’ Emmy award-winning coverage of the 2009 inauguration of former US. President Barack Obama, as well as its Murrow-Award-winning coverage of the passing of Osama bin Laden.

Tapper has spent almost a decade at ABC News, he covered a wide variety of stories, traveling to suburbs of Afghanistan, reporting the war in Iraq from Baghdad, and was briefly posted in New Orleans to cover the aftereffect of Hurricane Katrina and the collapse of the levee system. In 2008, he was a chief political reporter for the coverage of the presidential election.

Jake Tapper Salon.com

Before he started to work for ABC News, Tapper was a Washington correspondent, followed by a national correspondent, for Salon.com. He started his journalism career at the Washington City Paper and his reporting has been published in The Weekly Standard, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. He has drawn illustrations and caricatures for the Washington Post and also the Los Angeles Times, and his comic strip, “Capitol Hell,” occurred in Roll Call from 1994 until 2003.

Jake Tapper Books

In addition to his reporting, Veteran correspondent, Tapper has also written 5 books.

  • His first novel The Hellfire Club, (p. 2018)
  • Its sequel, The Devil May Dance, (p. 2021)
  • The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, (p 2012)
  • Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, which was (p 2001)
  • Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story, which was (p. 1999)

The Outpost debuted in the leading ten on The New York Times best-seller list, and Tapper was among the administrative producers of the critically acclaimed film version of The Outpost, directed by Rod Lurie and premiered in 2020.

Jake Tapper Awards

For more than 2 decades, Tapper has been a widely-respected reporter in the country’s municipality. His report on the 2016 election has been identified with several accolades, for instance,

  1. 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
  2. The Los Angeles Press Club’s Presidents Award for Impact on Media.
  3. The John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
  4. Tribute to Exemplary Journalism from The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s

Was Jake Tapper leaving Journalism to Join CNN?

It was just a prank at a fun-filled Correspondents dinner party and not a gathering of cynics. Veteran journalist Jake Tapper joined the fun with laughter, which confirmed he was not insulted. Oftentimes, the tone makes the music. The way President Obama said regarding Jake Tapper leaving journalism was not offensive, just a harmless prank.

Jake Tapper Salary

Jake Tapper earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500.

Jake Tapper’s Net Worth

Jake Tapper has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million.

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