Jake Tapper Biography
A native of New York City, New York Jake Tapper is an American journalist, author, and cartoonist. He was born on March 12, 1969. Jake is the lead Washington anchor for CNN, and hosts the weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper as well as hosts the Sunday morning public affairs program State of the Union.
Before joining CNN, Jake worked for ABC News as Senior White House Correspondent, where Jake received three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards from the White House Correspondents’ Association.
Jake helped with the coverage of the inauguration of President Obama that earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story. He was part of a team that was awarded an Edward R. Murrow Award for Video: Breaking News (Target bin Laden: The Death of Public Enemy #1).
Jake’s book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor debuted at number 10 in November 2012 on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardback non-fiction. Jake’s book and his reporting on the veterans and troops were cited when the Congressional Medal of Honor Society awarded him the “Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism.
The Republican primary debate Tapper moderated in September 2015 drew more than twenty-three million viewers, making it the most-watched program in the history of CNN and the second-most-watched primary debate ever.
Jake also moderated the Republican presidential debate in Miami on March 10, 2016, which drew almost 12 million viewers and, according to Variety, (garnered acclaim for its substance).
Jake Tapper Age
Jake is 52 years old as of 2021, he was born on March 12, 1969, in New York City, New York, the United States as Jacob Paul Tapper.
Jake Tapper Height
Jake stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.85 meters) tall and he has a weight of 68 kgs (150 Ibs).
Jake Tapper Education
Jake attended the Philadelphia School, a progressive, independent elementary school known for its weekly out-of-classroom excursions to farms, etc. In 8th grade, Jake did a comic strip for a local free weekly paper.
Jake later enrolled at Akiba Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school formerly located in Merion, Pennsylvania, as well as attended Dartmouth College, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a B.A. in History, modified by Visual Studies, in the year 1991.
At Dartmouth, Jake was a member of the Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity. Jake briefly attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Jake Tapper Family
Jake is the son of Theodore S. Ted and Helen Anne Tapper. He was born in New York City and was raised in Queen Village, Philadelphia. Jake’s mother, who is originally from Canada, retired as a psychiatric nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Jake’s father, from Chicago, graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School and went on to serve as the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics as well as associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College.
Jake’s parents are Jewish; his mother, who was raised Presbyterian, converted to Judaism. When Jake was a kid he spent summers attending the Jewish summer camp Camp Ramah in the Poconos.
Jake Tapper Wife
Jake is married to his beloved wife Jennifer Marie Brown, a former Planned Parenthood official, in her home state of Missouri since 2006.
The couples reside in Washington, D.C. with their two children Alice along with Jack. Alice at age of 9 to 11 created a Girl Scout Raise Your Hand patch, wrote a related New York Times Op-Ed as well as a picture book, Raise Your Hand, to encourage girls to be more confident in school.
Jake Tapper Children
Jake and his wife have two children, Alice, and Jack Tapper. His daughter Alice is a published author at just 12-years-old with a picture book titled Raise Your Hand.
Jake Tapper Salary
Jake receives an annual salary of $4 million under his current CNN contract. Jake is one of the renowned CNN reporters, there is no doubt, therefore, he earns a decent salary.
Jake Tapper Net Worth
Jake has a net worth of $16 million dollars.
Jake Tapper CNN
On December 20, 2012, it was announced that Jake would join CNN and would anchor a new weekday program as well as the network’s chief Washington correspondent. Jake commenced at CNN in January 2013, hosting his own program, The Lead with Jake Tapper.
Additionally, Jake is an anchor of the Sunday morning series State of the Union. Previously, Tapper worked with ABC News as Senior White House Correspondent and received three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards. Moreover, Jake received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the inauguration of President Obama and won an Edward R. Murrow Award.
Jake moderated the 2015 Republican Presidential primary debate. Moreover, the debate attracted 23 million viewers which made it the most-watched program in CNN’s history, and the second-most-watched primary of all time.
Jake Tapper Outpost
Jake wrote a book by the name The Outpost. It is an Untold Story of American Valor about the troops in Afghanistan.
Jake Tapper The Lead
Jake is currently the Chief Washington correspondent for CNN. At CNN Jake hosts a weekly TV show called The Lead.