Best known for being the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, Jake Tapper is a journalist, cartoonist and an author from the United States. Former ABC correspondent, Tapper is also famous for being an anchor of the show The Lead with Jake Tapper.
Jake Tapper was born as Jacob Paul Tapper in New York City, New York, United States of America to Theodore S. "Ted" and Helen Anne (née Palmatier) Tapper. His mother is a retired psychiatric nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and father served as the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College.
He is an American and is of white ethnicity. Tapper is a Jewish.
Jake received his formal education at Akiba Hebrew Academy and got enrolled at Dartmouth College later. He also studied at the University Of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.
He has been pursuing his professional career since the early 1990s. In 1992, he served Democratic congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky as her Campaign Press Secretary. In the mid-1990s, he worked at Powell Tate and Handgun Control, Inc.
n 2003, he joined ABC News and began covering several hot topics from all around the world. In early 2010, he worked on ABC's This Week as its interim anchor till 2012.
His notable contribution in ABC includes interviews with Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, and Barack Obama, D-Ill., as well as other White House hopefuls including former Sen. John Edwards, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
For his work, he was honored with Merriman Smith Memorial Awards for 3 times by the White House Correspondents' Association.
At the end of 2012, he joined CNN and currently works as the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN and anchor of the CNN weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper. He is also the anchor of the CNN and CNN International Sunday morning affairs program State of the Union.
Talking about his personal life, Jake Tapper is a married man. During his late 30s, in 2006, Jake got married to a beautiful lady Jennifer Marie Brown. Their wedding ceremony was held at Kansas City, Missouri, United States.
With his wife, Jake Tapper shares 2 children together: Alice Paul Tapper and Jack Tapper. The family together currently resides in Washington D.C. Apart from his married life, there is no any information about their extra affairs and divorce.
As of 2018, Tapper's net worth is under review, though in 2017, his net worth was reported to be $4 million. Jake Tapper's annual salary is alleged to be around $1 million.