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

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Jake Tapper Biography and Wiki

Jake Tapper is a cartoonist, author, and journalist from the United States. He is CNN’s lead Washington anchor, 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 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 discovered that it was not his cup of tea. He dropped out after one semester.

Jake Tapper Age

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

Jake Tapper Height

Tapper stands at a height of 6’1″ (185 cm). ALSO, READ: Lisa Emery

Jake Tapper Family and Parents

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

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: Alice Paul Tapper, a published author, and Jack Tapper. They are all residents of Washington, D.C. In 2004, the couple met in a hotel bar.

Jake Tapper Salary

Tapper earns a salary of $4 Million yearly.

Jake Tapper Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $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 Margolies. He was the press secretary for her. Margolies recalls writing press releases faster than anyone else and making everyone in the office smile during his time there. For three years, he worked for the Washington-based public relations firm ‘Powell Tate.’ He also served as a spokesperson for ‘Handgun Control Inc.’ Tapper’s skills as a cartoonist and his political experiences were combined in a cartoon strip called ‘Capitol Hell’ in ‘Roll Call.’ From 1994 to 2003, he was a regular contributor. Tapper also provided caricatures for the ‘Los Angeles Times.’

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

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He did write for and have bylines in a number of other publications, including ‘The Washington Post,’ ‘Entertainment Weekly,’ and ‘Moment.’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 piece about her and expressed his displeasure with the mudslinging that was going on at the 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 that invited young journalists to discuss politics and pop culture.

In 2003, Tapper began working for ‘ABC News.’ He covered the Iraq war for ABC’s Baghdad bureau. He was among the first to call the Bush administration’s claim of “weapons of mass destruction” into question. Tapper also traveled and reported from Afghanistan while working at ‘ABC.’ He returned home and wrote about the aftermath of ‘Hurricane Katrina.’ During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Tapper was ABC’s lead political reporter. He spoke with candidates like Barack Obama and John McCain. He was promoted to senior ‘White House’ correspondent following 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 covered breaking news.