Jake Tapper Bio, CNN, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Salary, Books, Awards, Parents

JakeTapper Biography and Wiki

Jacob Paul Tapper is a renowned American journalist, author, and cartoonist. He is the lead Washington anchor for CNN, hosts the weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper, and hosts the Sunday morning public affairs program State of the Union.

Jake Tapper’s Age and Birthday

Tapper was born on March 12, 1969, in New York, United States, and grew up in Queens Village, Philadelphia. Tapper is 54 years.

Jake Tapper’s Height 

Tapper stands at an average height of 1.85 m.

Jake Tapper Family | Parents

Tapper was born in New York City to a Jewish family. He is the son of Theodore S. Tapper and Helen Anne. 

Jake Tapper Education

Tapper started his education at Philadelphia elementary school and later enrolled at Akiba Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish school. He then attended Dartmouth College and graduated  Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a B.A. in History in 1991.

Jake Tapper’s Wife and Children

Tapper is happily married to Jennifer Marie Brown, a former Planned Parenthood official. The couple got married in 2006. They are blessed with two children, a daughter named Alice and a son named Jack. The family currently resides in Washington D.C.

Jake Tapper Career | CNN

Tapper has had an impressive career. He joined ABC News in 2003 and was the senior political correspondent based in Washington, D.C., bureau. He was named Senior White House Correspondent on November 5, 2008, a day after the 2008 presidential election.

Tapper’s tenure at CNN started in January 2013, hosting his own program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which won three National Headliner Awards for its reporting the same year. In June 2015, Tapper became the host of CNN’s Sunday political show, State of the Union with Jake Tapper. In January 2021, CNN announced that Tapper would become the lead anchor for all major Washington events including election nights.

Jake Tapper’s Books

  • His first novel The Hellfire Club is a political thriller.
  • The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.
  • Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, based on the 2000 Presidential election.

Jake Tapper Awards

Tapper has received various awards over his career including;

  • 2010, 2011, 2012 Merriman Smith Memorial Awards for broadcast journalism.
  • Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism in 2017.
  • Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) JOHN F. Hogan Distinguishing Service Award (2017).
  • Robert S. Greenberger Journalism Award by Moment Magazine (2017).
  • The 2017 Los Angeles Press Club President Award for Impact in Media.

Jake Tapper Salary

The lead Washington anchor for CNN receives an annual salary of about $4 million.

Jake Tapper’s Net Worth

Tapper has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2023.

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