Quick facts about Jake Tapper Biography
First Name Jacob
Last Name Tapper
Date of birth January 23, 1970
Birth Place United States
Profession Journalist, Author, Cartoonist
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian

Jake Tapper Biography

Jacob Paul Tapper is an American author as well as a journalist. He was born on 12th March 1969 in New York City. He is an anchor of a weekly television show named The Lead with Jake Tapper of channel CNN. Before joining CNN he was Senior House Correspondent in ABC. At that time for broadcast journalism, he was also honored with three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards.

Early life

Jacob was raised in Queen Village. His mother, Helen Anne is a retired psychiatric nurse at Veterans Affairs Medical Centre. His father is Theodore S. “Ted”. He had attended Akiba Hebrew Academy and had completed graduation in 1991 from Dartmouth.


He had started a career since 1992. In 1992 he had worked as press secretary for a US Democratic party’s congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. After that, he worked for Handgun Control Inc. He then began his career in journalism as a senior writer and worked for Washington City Paper from 1998 to 1999. From 1999 to 2002 he served as the Washington correspondent for Salon.com. After that in 2003, he was hired by ABC News. From 2010 he had become an anchor of a program named This Week of channel ABC. In 5th November 2008, he was named as Senior White House Correspondent and the day after that the 2008 presidential election. In the same year, he was also awarded as 2008 for presidential coverage under deadline pressure. He had also replaced an anchor of a show named This Week. He had served regularly to “World News”, Good Morning America” and Nightline”. Jake had interviewed the President Obama many times as a senior White House correspondent. He had also reported a broadcast of “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and also he had won the 2005v Edward R. Murrow award for the best network newscast. In 2012 20th December Jake had joined CNN. There he anchored a new weekday program. For reporting the Lead with Jake Tapper won three National Headliner Awards in 2013. He had also run a “fake show” in anticipation of The Lead.

Jake Tapper

Jake had also written a book named The Outpost: An untold Story of American Valor. The book was about critically acclaimed about the US. The book was ranked 10th on the New York Times bestseller list. He is also an author of many books including Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency and Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story. Awards Being the senior news reporter Tapper was awarded three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards. In 2011 he had won an award for breaking the 2011 story that the rating agency was expected to downgrade the AAA rating for US government debt.

Personal life

Well, talking about his personal life he is a married man and has two children from his wife. He had married to Jennifer Marie Brown in Missouri in 2006. He has a son and a daughter. He is living happily with his wife and children. There is no other rumors or information about him being in relationship or dating. One can follow him on twitter, Facebook or on Instagram as he active in social medias. As of 2016, Jake Tapper has a net worth of $12.76 dollars.

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