Jake Tapper Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Jake Tapper Bio, Wiki

Jake Tapper is an American journalist, author, and cartoonist working for CNN serving the station as an anchor and chief Washington correspondent. He has been working with this station since 2013. 

Jake Tapper Age

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

Jake Tapper Height

Tapper stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Jake Tapper Education

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 1991 and lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, daughter, and son.

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Jake Tapper Career

Tapper CNN’s anchor and chief Washington correspondent joined the network in January 2013. He lately anchors a two-hour weekday program, in March 2013 The Lead with Jake Tapper debuted. Since June 2015 he has hosted CNN’s Sunday morning show, State of the Union. He became the lead anchor for CNN for Washington, D.C. events in April 2021.

Tapper worked as a Washington reporter, then a national reporter, for Salon.com. before joining ABC News. At the Washington City Paper s where he started his journalism career and his coverage has been published in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, The Weekly Standard, and The Los Angeles Times, among others. Tapper hosted the CNN show Take 5, a weekend program that featured young journalists talking about politics and pop culture in 2001.

The Lead reports headlines from around the country and the globe, international news, health, money, the top stories in national popular culture, sports, and the environment, and focuses on bringing stories that aren’t found on front pages —buried leads— to the forefront.

Tapper reported a wide range of stories, reporting the war in Iraq from Baghdad, visiting remote corners of Afghanistan, the failure of the levee system, and spending time in New Orleans to report the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in his past nine years at ABC News. He worked as a lead political reporter for the reporting of the presidential election in 2008.

After working for ABC News he joined CNN, where he presently worked as a senior White House reporter, a role he was named to immediately following the 2008 presidential election and where he was awarded the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for outstanding reporting on deadline and unprecedented three times in a row.

On the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, and its Murrow-Award-winning reporting of the death of Osama bin Laden he participated in ABC News’ Emmy award-winning reporting. Tapper has also written five books, like The Devil May Dance, published in 2021, his debut novel The Hellfire Club, published in 2018, its sequel, Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, which was published in 2001, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, published in 2012, and Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story, which was published in 1999.

Tapper has been a widely-respected correspondent in the nation’s capital for over 20 years. His reporting on the 2016 election has earned recognition with a number of awards, including the Los Angeles Press Club’s President’s Award for Impact on Media, the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Tribute to Exemplary Journalism and the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Lately, Tapper lent his political expertise to CNN’s 2020 election reporting, playing an important role in the network’s extended reporting of the race with expert analysis on projections throughout the unprecedented, week-long event. He has organized an annual celebrity eBay auction to build specially-designed mortgage-free houses for seriously injured veterans of the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq via the top-rated charity Homes for Our Troops, a group for which he works as an ambassador since 2017.

 In 2018, during the 3rd Annual Vetty Awards, he was awarded a People’s Choice Vetty an annual award ceremony presented by the Academy of United States Veterans. Tapper’s book and his reporting on the veterans and troops were cited when the Congressional Medal of Honor Society awarded him the “Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2014.

Jake Tapper CNN

Tapper works at CNN where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Abby Phillip
  2. Bianca Nobilo
  3. Robin Meade
  4. Christina Macfarlane
  5. Chris Wallace
  6. Anderson Cooper
  7. Alisyn Camerota
  8. Ana Cabrera
  9. Zain Asher
  10. John Berman

Jake Tapper’s Net Worth

In Tapper’s career as an anchor and chief Washington correspondent, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Jake Tapper Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Jake Tapper’s Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Tapper is the son of Theodore S. ”Ted”and Hellen Tapper. His mother is originally from Canada and retired as a psychiatric nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His father from Chicago graduated from Dartmouth College and Havard Medical School and went to work as the president of south Philadelphia Pediatrics and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. His parents divorced in 1997. He manages to keep information regarding his siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Jake Tapper Wife/ Spouse

Tapper is married to Jennifer Marie Brown who worked as a regional field manager in Washington, for the planned parenthood federation of America and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City she is the daughter of Thomas. H. Brown, the former owner of a U.S 1 Dollar an independent general merchandise store in Lenexa, Kansas, and Linda M Brown formerly a customer service supervisor for southwest airlines.

Jake Tapper Kids

Tapper and Brown have two kids a daughter Alice Paul Tapper, already a published author, and a son Jack. Alice is the founder of a Girl Scout Raise Your Hand, Patch.

Jake Tapper’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on her social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 3.2Mfollowers, around 219K followers on her Facebook page, and about 277K followers on his Instagram account.