Jake Tapper Biography
Jake Tapper is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN as an anchor and chief Washington correspondent. He joined the news team in January 2013. Currently, he anchors a two-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which was launched in March 2013.
In addition, he has hosted CNN’s Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015. He became the lead anchor for CNN for Washington, D.C. events in April 2021.
Jake Tapper Age|Birthday
How old is Tapper? He is 54 years old as of 2023. Tapper was born Jacob Paul Tapper on 12 March 1969 in New York, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 12 March every year.
Jake Tapper Education
Tapper enrolled at Philadelphia School, a progressive, private elementary school known for its regular out-of-classroom trips to farms and other locations. He did a comic strip for a local free weekly newspaper in eighth grade. He later attended Akiba Hebrew Academy, a private Jewish day school formerly located in Merion, Pennsylvania, and attended Dartmouth College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a B.A. In 1991, History was modified by Visual Studies.
Jake Tapper Height|Weight
Tapper stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Jake Tapper Family|Parents|Siblings
He is the son of Theodore S. “Ted” Tapper and Helen Anne (née Palmatier) Tapper. His mother, who is a native of Canada, retired from the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a psychiatric nurse. Tapper’s father, who was born in Chicago, attended Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School prior to becoming the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics and an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. Tapper’s parents are Jewish, and his mother, who grew up Presbyterian, converted to Judaism. Most of his summers as a child were spent at the Jewish summer camp Camp Ramah in the Poconos.
Jake Tapper Wife|Married
Tapper is happily married to Jennifer Marie Brown, a former Planned Parenthood employee, in her home state of Missouri in 2006. They and their two children live in Washington, D.C.
Jake Tapper Children
They are blessed with two children, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his kids. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Jake Tapper Career
Prior to joining CNN, he worked at ABC News, where he most recently served as senior White House correspondent, a position he was given immediately following the 2008 presidential election and won the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for outstanding reporting on deadlines an unprecedented three times in a row. In addition, he played a key role in ABC News’ Emmy award-winning coverage of the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, and its Murrow-Award-winning coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden.
In his more than nine years at ABC News, Tapper covered several stories, visiting remote corners of Afghanistan, covering the war in Iraq from Baghdad, and spending time in New Orleans to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the levee system during his nine years at ABC News. He served as a head political reporter for the coverage of the presidential election in 2008.
Previously, he worked as a Washington correspondent, then a national correspondent, for Salon.com. He started his broadcasting career at the Washington City Paper and his reporting has been published in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Weekly Standard, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine,d, among others.
Jake Tapper CNN
He has sketched parodies and illustrations for the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and his comic strip, “Capitol Hell,” appeared in Roll Call from 1994 to 2003. In 2001, he hosted the CNN show Take 5, a weekend program that featured young journalists discussing politics and pop culture.
He recounts his political expertise on State of the Union by leading interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy, covering Washington, the country, and the world. The Lead reports headlines from around the country and the globe, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports, and popular culture, and concentrates on bringing stories that aren’t found on front pages —buried leads— to the forefront.
For more than 2 decades, he has been a well-respected reporter in the nation’s capital. As a result of his reporting on the 2016 election has been recognized with a number of awards, including a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, the Los Angeles Press Club’s President’s Award for Impact on Media, the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association, and The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Tribute to perfect Journalism.
Jake Tapper Awards
Apart from his career as an anchor, he is the author of five books, including his launched novel The Hellfire Club, published in 2018, its sequel, The Devil May Dance, published in 2021, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, published in 2012, Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, which was published in 2001, and Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story, which was published in 1999. The Outpost was established in the top 10 on The New York Times bestseller list, and he was one of the executive producers of the critically acclaimed film version of The Outpost, directed by Rod Lurie and released in 2020.
Jake Tapper Salary|Net Worth
Tapper has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Jake Tapper Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 3.3M followers on Twitter, 217k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.