Jake Tapper : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education, Salary and Books

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Jake Tapper : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education, Salary and Books
Jake Tapper
  Bio
Name Jake Tapper
Birthdate ( Age) 12 March 1969
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Jennifer Marie Brown (m. 2006)
Children Two
Parents Theodore S. TedHelen Anne Tapper
Education Dartmouth College, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Profession American journalist, author, and cartoonist
Net Worth $10 Million
Last Update October 2021

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

Jake Tapper and Wife Jennifer Marie Brown

Jake Tapper and Wife Jennifer Marie Brown

His book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor debuted at number 10 in November 2012 on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardback non-fiction. 

Early Life and Family

Tapper was born in New York City and was raised in Queen Village, Philadelphia.He is the son of Theodore S. "Ted" and Helen Anne (née Palmatier) Tapper. His mother, who is originally from Canada,retired as a psychiatric nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.His father, from Chicago, graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School,and went on to serve as the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College.

Tapper attended the Philadelphia School, a progressive, independent elementary school known for its weekly out of classroom excursions to farms, etc.In eighth grade he did a comic strip for a local free weekly paper.He later enrolled at Akiba Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school formerly located in Merion, Pennsylvania, and attended Dartmouth College, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a B.A. in History, modified by Visual Studies, in 1991.At Dartmouth, Tapper was a member of Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity. He briefly attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Jake Tapper Wife

In 2006, Tapper married Jennifer Marie Brown, a former Planned Parenthood official,in her home state of Missouri.They reside in Washington, D.C. with their two children Alice and Jack.Alice at age 9-11 created a Girl Scout Raise Your Hand patch, wrote a related New York Times Op-Ed and a picture book, Raise Your Hand, to encourage girls to be more confident in school.

Jake Tapper Net Worth

Jacob Paul Tapper is an American journalist, author, and cartoonist has an estimated Net Worth around $10 Million in 2021.Jake Tapper salary: Jake's annual salary under his current CNN contract is $4 million.

Professional Career

In 1992, Tapper served as a Campaign Press Secretary for Democratic congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (PA-13) and later served as her congressional press secretary. Tapper also worked for Powell Tate, a Washington, D.C., public relations firm run by Democrat Jody Powell and Republican Sheila Tate. Tapper also worked briefly for Handgun Control, Inc. in 1997.

Tapper wrote several articles as a freelance writer and then began his full-time journalism career in 1998; for two years, he was a Senior Writer for the Washington City Paper. While there, Tapper wrote an article about going on a date with Monica Lewinsky,which skewered Washington's culture of scandal. Tapper won a Society of Professional Journalists award for his work at the Washington City Paper.

ABC News hired Tapper in 2003. While working there, Tapper covered a range of topics including work in the ABC News Baghdad bureau, from New Orleans after the failure of the levees after Hurricane Katrina, and from Afghanistan.From March to July 2010, Tapper was interim anchor of ABC's This Week, hosting the program until Christiane Amanpour became This Week's anchor.Tapper was named Senior White House Correspondent on November 5, 2008, the day after the 2008 presidential election. 

It was announced December 20, 2012, that Tapper would join CNN and would anchor a new weekday program and serve as the network's chief Washington correspondent.He began with CNN in January 2013, hosting his own program, The Lead with Jake Tapper.

The Lead with Jake Tapper won three National Headliner Awards for its reporting in 2013. Among broadcast television networks, cable networks and syndicators, The Lead with Jake Tapper won first prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and second prize for its coverage of the Oklahoma tornadoes in the category of "Coverage of a major news event." It won third prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing in the category of "Continuing coverage of a major news event."

In 2014, The Lead was honored for a series of reports on academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by correspondent Sara Ganim with a Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for Investigative Reporting.

In January 2021, before the Inauguration of Joe Biden, CNN announced that Tapper's role would expand to be the network's "lead anchor for all major Washington events," including election nights. Additionally, they announced that Dana Bash would join Tapper as a co-host on State of the Union, alternating hosting weeks.