Jack Tapper Biography
Jake Tapper (Jacob Paul Tapper) is an American journalist, author, and cartoonist. He is currently working with CNN. He is the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper, and Sunday morning affairs program State of the Union. Jake has received numerous awards for his outstanding work.
He was honored as Senior White House Correspondent with ABC News with three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards for broadcast journalism. This was while working for ABC before joining CNN. He was honored by the White House Correspondents’ Association.
For his Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story, he was awarded an Emmy Award. This was in recognition of his contribution to the coverage of the inauguration of President Obama. Tapper was part of a team that was awarded an Edward R. Murrow award for Video: Breaking News for “Target bin Laden: The Death of Public Enemy #1.”
Apart from his work as a journalist, he has authored a number of books. In November 2012, his book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor ranked No. 10 on The New York Times Bestseller list for hardback non-fiction. He was awarded the “Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism. This was after his book and his reporting on the veterans and troops were cited. He was give the award by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
In September, 2015, Jake Tapper moderated the Republican primary debate. The debate, drew more than 23 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in the history of CNN. It was also the second-most watched primary debate ever. In March, the following year, he also moderated the Republican presidential debate in Miami. Though not as successful as his last one, the debate attracted 12 million viewers. According to sources, the debate garnered acclaim for its substance.
Jake Tapper was educated at Akiba Hebrew Academy. It is an independent Jewish day school. Formerly it was located in Merion, Pennsylvania. Later on, he attended Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1991. He graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a B.A. in History, modified by Visual Studies.
At Dartmouth, Tapper was a member of Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity. He briefly attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In 1992, he served as a Campaign Press Secretary for Democratic congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (PA-13). Later, he served as her congressional press secretary.
After writing several articles as a freelance writer, he then began his full-time journalism career in 1998. For two years, he was a Senior Writer for the Washington City Paper. While there, he wrote an article about going on a date with Monica Lewinsky. The article skewered Washington’s culture of scandal.
Jake Tapper won a Society of Professional Journalists award for his work at the Washington City Paper. He served as the Washington Correspondent for Salon.com from 1999 to 2002. His reports about Enron were nominated for a 2002 Columbia University School of Journalism online award.
Jake Tapper was an early questioner of the Bush administration’s claims about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. In 2001, Tapper was host of the CNN news talk show, Take Five. He was also a columnist for TALK Magazine, and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.
Jake Tapper Age
Jake Tapper was born in New York City, New York, United States of America. He was born on 12th March, 1969.
Jake Tapper Height
Jake Tapper is relatively tall. According to sources, he is 1.85 meters tall.
Jake Tapper Net Worth | Jake Tapper Salary
Journalism is a pretty awarding career. To be one, someone needs unmatched courage, determination, passion and mastery of content. Jake Tapper has all those. From his numerous awards and a pretty salary he receives at CNN, it is definite that he bags some huge cash. Under his current contract with CNN, Jake Tapper takes home an annual salary of $4 million. That sounds pretty huge but its a fruit of hard work.
In all his journalism career, Tapper has been highly successful. In September, 2015, he moderated the Republican primary debate that drew more than 23 million viewers. He has made his net worth mainly from his career. Jake Tapper has an approximated net worth of more than $10 million.
Jake Tapper Family
Born in New York City and raised in Queen Village, Philadelphia, Jake Tapper is the son of Theodore S. “Ted” and Helen Anne Tapper. His mother is a Canadian but was largely raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a retired psychiatric nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
His father comes from Chicago. He graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School. Later on, he went on to serve as the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics. He was also an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. There is no details about his siblings.
Jake Tapper Wife | Jake Tapper Children | Jake Tapper Daughter
Jake Tapper got married to his wife Jennifer Marie Brown in 2006. The two had been dating for a while before they finally decided to tie the knot. Details about how they met are not yet known. There is no information available too about his wife. The couple has two kids; A son and a Daughter. His son is called Aaron J. Hahn Tapper. The family resides in Washington, D.C.
Jake Tapper has an 11-year-old daughter called Alice Paul. She wrote a children’s book encouraging young girls to speak up and raise their hands in class. The book is titled “I pledge To Be Bold, To Be Brave And To Raise My Hand In Class” . She wrote the book after noticing that the girls did not raise up their hands like the boys did.
The 32-page illustrated book depicts her story and encourages her young readers “to follow Alice’s lead and raise their hand,” according to publisher Penguin House. She donates all her proceeds from the book to the girl scouts.
Jake Tapper Books
Jake Tapper has written a number of books. On 24th April, 2018, Little, Brown and Company published Tapper’s first novel, a political thriller entitled, The Hellfire Club. The novel is about discovering corruption and conspiracy in 1950s Washington. It has recieved numerous positive feed backs.
The Associated Press called The Hellfire Club “insightful…well-written and worthwhile.” Tablet Magazine called the novel “startlingly good.” USA Today said the author “sizzles” and “proves he has the page-turning knack in his entertaining debut novel.”
Tapper has also authored The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. It is a critically acclaimed book about U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Bob Woodward described the book as “Brilliant, dedicated reporting by a journalist who goes to ground to get the truth. A sad, real tale about this war, America and the brave warriors who live—and die—at the point of the spear”.
A Rod Lurie-directed film adaptation of The Outpost is in pre-production, starring Milo Gibson, Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood and Caleb Landry Jones. He is also the author of Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency. The novel is based on the 2000 Presidential election. The Washington Post called the book “lively”, the Chicago Tribune “a churning effusion well worth reading” and The Daily Telegraph “engrossing”.
Jake Tapper Cartoons
Jake Tapper has also contributed cartoons to a number of magazines. Among them include; The American Spectator magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. During the week of May 23, 2016, Tapper guest illustrated the Dilbert cartoon. The original drawings were auctioned online to raise money for the Homes for our Troops Foundation.
Jake Tapper New House
Jake Tapper is living the good life in one of the best neighborhoods in all of suburban D.C. He recently moved to certainly one of the nicest homes. He bought the home for almost $4 million. His family moved into the home a few weeks after Hillary’s 2016 presidential election defeat. The house is worth even more now.
Perhaps Tapper should have a cable news show on financial investments instead of D.C. politics. His meteoric rise through D.C. real estate alone is beyond impressive, as Tapper is among the richest land barons in the nation’s capital.
To put that into perspective, before his last home purchase — his first — he was living in a bare-walled bachelor’s pad in D.C.’s gritty Adams Morgan hood in an apartment wedged among the eclectic bars, music venues and international restaurants.