Jake Tapper CNN, ABC News, Bio, Age Wiki, Salary, Net Worth

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Jake Tapper Biography and Wiki

Jake Tapper is a cartoonist, author, and journalist from the United States. He is the principal Washington anchor of CNN, as well as the host of the weekday news show The Lead with Jake Tapper and the Sunday morning public affairs program State of the Union. Tapper previously worked for ABC News as the senior White House correspondent.

Jake Tapper Education

He studied history and visual studies at ‘Dartmouth College’, graduating “magna cum laude” in 1991. He was a member of ‘Phi Beta Kappa’. Tapper enrolled at the ‘University of Southern California’ to study film, but quickly learned that this was not his cup of tea. He dropped out after one semester.

jake tapper age

How old is Jake? His age is 53 years as of 2022. He was born as Jacob Paul Tapper on 12 March 1969 in New York, New York, United States.

Jake Tapper Height

Tapper stands at a height of 6’1″ (185 cm). Read also: Lisa Emery

Jake Tapper Family and Parents

Tapper was born on 12 March 1969 in Staten Island, New York. Theodore S. Tapper, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Helen Anne Palmetier, was a nurse. Aaron Joshua Hahn Tapper, his younger brother, is a noted academic and author. His parents divorced when he was young, and he spent his childhood moving between both of his parents’ homes in Philadelphia.

Jake Tapper Wife and Children

Who is Jake’s wife? Jennifer Marie Brown, Tapper, and his wife, former Planned Parenthood official Jennifer Marie Brown, married in 2006, and have two children together: Alice Paul Tapper, a published author, and Jack Tapper. They are all residents of Washington, DC. In 2004, the couple met at a hotel bar.

Jake Tapper Salary

Tappers earn a salary of $4 million annually.

Jake Tapper net worth

His estimated net worth is $10 million.

Jake Tapper CNN Career

Tapper’s political and press career began in 1992, when he joined the Congressional campaign of a family friend, Marjorie Margolis. He was the press secretary for her. Margolis recalls writing press releases faster than anyone else and smiling at everyone in the office during her time there. For three years he worked for Powell Tate, a Washington-based public relations firm. He also served as a spokesperson for Handgun Control Inc. Tapper’s skills as a cartoonist and his political experiences were combined in ‘Roll Call’ in a cartoon strip called ‘Capital Hell’. From 1994 to 2003, he was a regular contributor. Tapper also provided cartoons for the Los Angeles Times.

Before joining ABC News, Tapper worked for The Washington Reporter, then national correspondent, Salon.com. At the Washington City Paper, he began his journalism career and his work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Daily, The Washington Daily, The Los Angeles Times and The Weekly Standard, among others. For the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, he has created caricatures and sketches, and his comic strip, “Capital Hell”, ran in Roll Call from 1994 to 2003.

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He wrote for several other publications including “The Washington Post,” “Entertainment Weekly,” and “Moment,” and had bylines. Tapper began working as a senior writer for the Washington City Paper in 1998. During this time, he published an article about how he once dated Monica Lewinsky. He wrote a sympathetic article about him and expressed his displeasure at the mud-slinging happening at that time. Tapper was the Washington correspondent for the online magazine ‘salon.com’ from 1999 to 2002. He covered the bankruptcy of Enron Corporation. In 2001, he hosted a TV show called ‘Take 5’ on CNN. It was a weekend talk show inviting young journalists to discuss politics and pop culture.

In 2003, Tapper began working for ABC News. He covered the Iraq War for the ABC’s Baghdad Bureau. He was among the first to question the Bush administration’s claim of “weapons of mass destruction”. Tapper also traveled to and reported from Afghanistan while working for ABC. He returned home and wrote about the aftermath of ‘Hurricane Katrina’. During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Tapper was ABC’s chief political reporter. He talked to candidates like Barack Obama and John McCain. He was promoted to senior ‘White House’ correspondent after the presidential election. In 2013, Tapper became CNN’s chief Washington correspondent. He also began hosting the weekday afternoon show The Lead with Jake Tapper, which featured Breaking News.

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