Jake Tapper is an American journalist, author, and cartoonist know all about Jake Tapper Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education, Salary, Books.
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 hosts the Sunday morning public affairs program State of the Union.
Jake Tapper Family, Parents, Education
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 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. His parents are Jewish; his mother, who was raised Presbyterian, converted to Judaism. When Tapper was a kid he spent summers attending the Jewish summer camp Camp Ramah in the Poconos.
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, Children
In 2006, Tapper wed Jennifer Marie Brown, a former official at Planned Parenthood. The couple has two children named Alice and Jack, and resides in Washington, DC.
Jake Tapper Net Worth, Salary
Jake Tapper first started working with CNN in 2012, his salary was $2 Million dollars.
|Net Worth||$78 Million|
|CNN News Salary||$13 Million|
Jake Tapper Books
As an author, Tapper has penned both fiction and non-fiction works. His first novel, the political thriller “The Hellfire Club,” was published in 2018; a sequel entitled “The Devil May Dance” came out in 2021. He also wrote “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” a non-fiction book focused on US troops in Afghanistan. Critically acclaimed, the book was later turned into a film directed by Rod Lurie. Tapper’s other books include “Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency,” about the 2000 presidential election; and “Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story,” about the titular professional wrestler and politician.
Tapper is also a cartoonist, having created the comic strip “Capitol Hell” for the newspaper Roll Call. Further, he has contributed cartoons to the Los Angeles Time, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the American Spectator.
Jake Tapper Career
Before joining CNN, Tapper worked for ABC News as Senior White House Correspondent, where he received three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards from the White House Correspondents’ Association.
Tapper helped with the coverage of the inauguration of President Obama that earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story. 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”. 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. 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.
The Republican primary debate Tapper moderated in September 2015 drew more than 23 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in the history of CNN and the second-most watched primary debate ever.He also moderated the Republican presidential debate in Miami on March 10, 2016, which drew almost 12 million viewers and, according to Variety, “garnered acclaim for its substance”.
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