Jake Tapper Profile
Jake Tapper is an American journalist, author, and cartoonist working as the CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent. Tapper joined the network in January 2013.
Jake Tapper Education
Tapper went to the Philadelphia School, a progressive, independent elementary school known for its weekly out-of-classroom excursions to farms and other locations. He did a comic strip for a local free weekly paper in eighth grade.
He later enrolled at Akiba Hebrew Academy, an independent 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. Tapper was a member of the fraternity Alpha Chi Alpha at Dartmouth. He attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a short time.
Jake Tapper CNN
Tapper anchors a two-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper. Since June 2015, he has hosted CNN’s Sunday morning show, State of the Union. In April 2021, he was named CNN’s lead anchor for events in Washington, D.C. On State of the Union, Tapper shares his political knowledge by conducting interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy, covering Washington, the country, and the world.
The Lead covers breaking news in politics and world events, as well as health, faith, politics, money, sports, and popular culture from around the country and the world. Tapper most recently contributed his political expertise to CNN’s 2020 election coverage, where he played a key role in the network’s extensive coverage of the race with expert analysis.
Tapper most recently contributed his political expertise to CNN’s 2020 election coverage, where he played a key role in the network’s extended coverage of the race, providing expert analysis on projections throughout the unprecedented week-long event. The New York Times described Tapper as “tough and quick” and “a staunch defender of facts in the Trump era.”
Quick Facts About Jake Tapper
|Age||52 years old as of 2021|
|Spouse||Jennifer Marie Brown|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Tapper has been praised for standing up for truth and decency in a nonpartisan manner during a period when both were in short supply in the United States political world. Tapper has been a well-known reporter in the nation’s capital for over 20 years. His coverage of the 2016 election has earned him a number of honors, including a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award.
His coverage of the 2016 election also earned him 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 Radio Television Digital News Association’s John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, as well as The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Tribute to Exemplary Journalism.
Tapper has written five books, including his debut novel The Hellfire Club, which was published in 2018, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, which was published in 2012, Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, which was published in 2001, and Body Slam, which was published in 2004.
Tapper has also been an outspoken advocate for veterans’ issues. Since 2017, he has organized an annual celebrity eBay auction to fund the construction of specially designed mortgage-free houses for severely injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through the top-rated charity Homes for Our Troops, for which he is an ambassador.
During the 3rd Annual Vetty Awards, an annual award ceremony presented by the Academy of United States Veterans, he received a People’s Choice Vetty in 2018. Tapper’s book and reporting on veterans and troops were recognized in 2014 when the Congressional Medal of Honor Society presented him with the “Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Tapper previously worked for Salon.com as a Washington correspondent, then as a national correspondent. He began his journalism career with the Washington City Paper, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Weekly Standard, among other publications.
He’s also done caricatures and illustrations for the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and his comic strip “Capitol Hell” ran in Roll Call from 1994 to 2003. In 2001, he also hosted CNN’s Take 5, a weekend program featuring young journalists discussing politics and pop culture. In 1991, he received his Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude diploma from Dartmouth College.
Jake Tapper Age
Tapper is 52 years old as of 2021. He 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 Height
Tapper stands at a height of 6 feet 0¾ inches (1.85 m).
Jake Tapper Family
He was born to Theodore S. “Ted” Tapper and Helen Anne (née Palmatier) Tapper. Jake’s mother, who is originally from Canada, retired from the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a psychiatric nurse. His father, who was born in Chicago, attended Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School before becoming the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics and an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. His parents are Jewish, and his mother, who grew up Presbyterian, converted to Judaism. Tapper also spent his summers as a child at the Jewish summer camp Camp Ramah in the Poconos.
Jake Tapper siblings
Tapper was raised alongside his brother by the name of Aaron J. Hahn Tapper. Aaron is the Mae and Benjamin Swig Associate Professor in Jewish Studies and the Founder and Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.
Jake Tapper Wife
Tapper married Jennifer Marie Brown, a former Planned Parenthood employee, in her home state of Missouri in 2006. The couple is also blessed with two children by the names of Alice and Jack and together reside in Washington, D.C.
Jake Tapper Children|Daughter
Tapper and his wife, Jennifer are blessed with two children by the names of Alice and Jack. Their firstborn daughter, Alice, is the founder of a Girl Scout Raise Your Hand patch, and wrote a related New York Times Op-Ed. So as to encourage girls to be more confident in school, she also authored a picture book by the name of Raise Your Hand.
Jake Tapper Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN Tapper earns an annual salary ranging from $13 Million.
Jake Tapper’s Net Worth
Tapper has an estimated net worth of between $7 Million and $10 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist, cartoonist, and author.
Jake Tapper’s new House
Tapper sold his Washington, D.C. residence for $1.4 million. The award-winning broadcast journalist, a prolific Twitter user and outspoken critic of President Trump and his administration, acquired the residence in June 2007 for not quite $1.25 million.
Nestled into a densely wooded cul-de-sac about five miles due north of the White House in the Forest Hills neighborhood, the clapboard-sided residence has three and up to five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in just under 3,000-square-feet.
Jake Tapper ABC News
Tapper came to CNN from ABC News, where he was most recently senior White House correspondent, a position he was appointed to immediately after the 2008 presidential election as well as where he received the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for outstanding reporting on deadlines an unprecedented three times in a row.
He was also a key figure in ABC News’ Emmy-winning coverage of President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and its Murrow-Award-winning coverage of Osama bin Laden’s death.
Tapper covered a wide range of stories during his more than nine years at ABC News, visiting remote corners of Afghanistan, covering the war in Iraq from Baghdad, and spending time in New Orleans.
Tapper covered a wide range of stories during his more than nine years at ABC News, 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. In 2008, he was the lead political reporter for the presidential election coverage.
Jake Tapper Cartoons
Tapper has also spent some time contributing to cartoons including the Los Angeles Times, The American Spectator magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He also guest illustrated the Dilbert cartoon during the week of May 23, 2016.
Jake Tapper Books
Tapper has also managed to author quite a number of books including ;
- The Hellfire Club, published in 2018
- 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
- Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story, which was published in 1999
Tapper’s book, The Outpost, was in the top 10 on The New York Times bestseller list. His book on the troops and veterans was also cited when the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and he was awarded the “Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Jake Tapper CNN
At CNN Tapper works alongside
- Brianna Keilar
- Brian Stelter
- Ana Cabrera
- Victor Blackwell
- Anna Stewart
- Vedika Sud
- Jake Tapper
- Patrick Snell
- Isa Soares
- Nick Valencia
- Derek Van Dam
- Bob Van Dillen