Jake Tapper Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, CNN, Net Worth, Salary

Jake Tapper is an American correspondent, anchor, host, and cartoonist working at CNN. He has been working at the network since joining in January 2013.

Jake Tapper Biography

Jake Tapper is an American correspondent, anchor, host, and cartoonist working at CNN. He has been working at the network since joining in January 2013.

Jake Tapper Career

Tapper serves as chief Washington correspondent and the anchor of ” The Lead with Jake Tapper” at CNN. He has also hosted “State of the Union” every Sunday morning since June 2015. He, later on, started serving as the lead anchor for CNN for Washington, D.C. events in April 2021. Since joining CNN, he has enclosed several stories about money, politics, sports, popular culture, international news, health, and national news. He recently enclosed the 2020 USA general elections and lent his political expertise with expert analysis.

Tapper has also received tons of awards including a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award, the Los Angeles Press Club’s President’s Award, The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Tribute to Exemplary Journalism, and the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award. Moreover, he also won a People’s Choice Vetty during the 3rd Annual Vetty Awards. He is also the author of five books including The Hellfire Club, The Devil May Dance, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, and Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story.

Before joining ABC News, he previously worked at Salon.com where he served as the Washington correspondent and national correspondent. He started his journalism career serving as a reporter and writer at the Washington City Paper and some of his reporters have been published in The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Weekly Standard, The New York Times Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times among others.

Tapper went to Dartmouth College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Whenever he is not working, he enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends.

Jake Tapper ABC News

Prior to joining CNN, he previously worked at ABC News where he served as the senior White House correspondent. During his tenure at ABC News, he received the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for covering deadlines an unprecedented three times in a row. In addition to that, he was also among the network’s Emmy award-winning team for covering the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama. The team also received Murrow Award for covering the death of Osama bin Laden.

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During his tenure at ABC News, he enclosed several stories including the war in Iraq from Baghdad, visiting remote corners of Afghanistan, and the failure of the levee system as well as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He was also the lead reporter for the coverage of the 2018 general presidential election.

Jake Tapper Age

Tapper is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born on 12 March 1969 in New York, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 12th of March every year.

Jake Tapper Height

Tapper stands at a height of 6′ 0¾” (1.85 m).

Jake Tapper Family

Tapper is the son of Theodore S. “Ted” and Helen Anne (née Palmatier) Tapper. He retired as a psychiatric nurse in the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center his mother, who is originally from Canada. His father was a Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School graduate from South Philadelphia and an Associate Professor of Clinic of Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. He was also a Chicago-born doctor. He is Jewish by his parents, converted to Judaism by his mother, raised Presbyterian. As a child Tapper spent the summer at Camp Ramah in Poconos, a Jewish summer camp.

Jake Tapper Wife

Tapper is a married man. He is married to Jennifer Marie Brown, a former Planned Parenthood official. The couple married in 2006 in her home state of Missouri. They have two children and live in Washington, D.C.

Jake Tapper Net Worth

Tapper has an estimated net worth ranging from $8 Million – $10 Million which he has earned through being a  journalist, author, and cartoonist.

Jake Tapper Salary

Tapper earns an annual salary of $4 Million.

Jake Tapper CNN

Tapper works at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Roland Martin
  2. Sara Sidner
  3. Erin Mclaughlin
  4. Alex Marquardt
  5. Jean Casarez
  6. Dylan Byers
  7. Katrina Pierson
  8. Irin Carmon
  9. Natasha Curry
  10. Christi Paul
  11. Bob Van Dillen
  12. Reynolds Wolf
  13. Gloria Borger

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Tapper.

Who is Jake Tapper?

 He is an American journalist, author, and cartoonist

How old is Jake Tapper?

52 years old as of 2021

How tall is Elisa Navarro?

6′ 0¾”

Who is Jake Tapper married to?

Jennifer Marie Brown

How much money does Jake Tapper earn?

$4 Million

How much is Jake Tapper worth?

$8 Million – $10 Million

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