As boring as news can be most times, one amazing fella breaks the boundaries to make it fun. Jake Tapper has made news interesting on CNN as almost everyone is obsessed with the way he anchors his news show on the acclaimed channel. He has an exceptional charisma and has made a real impact on audiences with his methods of keeping even the uninterested glued to their seats till he is done.
Jacob Paul Tapper is a journalist, cartoonist, and author born on March 12, 1969, to Theodore S, an associate Clinical professor of paediatrics at Jefferson Medical College by his wife Helen Anne, a psychiatric nurse who is retired now. Jake attended Akiba Hebrew Academy and Dartmouth College where he graduated from with an A.B. in History in 1991 after which he briefly attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Jake Tapper’s CNN Career
Jake Tapper didn’t begin his career with CNN, he started with ABC News in 2003, hosting his own program ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’. He killed it and was soon made the Senior White House Correspondent on November 5, 2008; he also became the anchor to the television show This Week from March to July 2010. Having soared with excellence, his zeal helped him win the Merriam Smith Memorial Award three times before his time with the network came to an end.
In January 2013, Jake joined the CNN family, however, prior to when the deal was sealed, his employment had already been announced on December 20, 2012. More so, Tapper had a history with the network as he had hosted the program ‘Take Five’ on CNN in 2001. After he was employed fully, he was assigned to anchor a weekly program in addition to being the Network’s Chief Washington Correspondent. By 2013, he got to host his own shown known as The Lead with Jake Tapper.
Jake Tapper was among the four-man team CNN created in 2018 that won the Merriman Smith Award for broadcast on White House under pressure, among his team was Carl Bernstein, Jim Sciutto, and Evan Perez. This was Tapper’s fourth Merriman award.
He further led a three National headline Award in 2013 and as he focused his gaze on success and through excellent team spirit, his team won the first prize for his coverage to Boston Marathon. In recognition of his efforts, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism awarded him with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence iTelevisionon Political Journalism in 2017. He also received John Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the Radio/television Digital News Association.
He further led a team that was honoured for a report on academic fraud at the University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. In June 2015, he became the host of State of the Union with Jake Tapper where he challenged world leaders on controversial issues. Some of the most famous politicians who have felt the brunt of his talent are Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and of course, the lord of all controversies himself, Donald Trump.
In his archive of success, Jake Tapper was the moderator for the Republican Primary debates in Simi Valley California, which had a tremendous viewership of about 23.1 million; making it the most watched show since the inauguration of CNN.
His Salary and Net Worth
For someone who is seen as one of the best in his field of work, Jake Tapper has surely not done badly for himself as regards his salary and net worth. The excellent host is said to have a net worth of $4 million and earns about $300 thousand per annum.
Other than his work as a journalist, his other ventures as a cartoonist and a published author contributed to the overall sum of his net worth.
Jake Tapper’s Family – Wife & Children
Meeting your soulmate on a campaign ground may sound very awkward but for Jake Tapper, it was a moment he would not give up or change. As the story goes, he met Jennifer while organizing the 2004 presidential campaign coverage for ABC. They hit it off and started dating but it was not until two years later that they took the relationship to the next level.
Jake and Jennifer Marie Brown got married in 2006 at Missouri and the couple currently resides in Washington D.C and has been blessed with two children; a daughter named Alice and a son Jack. The family practices Judaism as a religion.
Jennifer Marie was born on 11 May 1977 in Kansas City Missouri to Thomas; who owned and operated a general merchandise store US$1 and Linda Marie brown; who worked as a customer service supervisor at Kansas City for Southwest Airlines; both of white ethnicity.
She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, given the obvious fact that she has lived all her life in Missouri. Being on the not so tall side, Jennifer Marie is about 4ft and 4 inches tall and worked in the customer service center of the Southwest Airlines at Kansas City airport as a starter. She further advanced her working with the Planned Parenthood in Washington D.C as a Regional Field Manager. She also once worked as a writer for a newspaper company. However, she currently works for an Advocacy consultant and in addition to that, she engages herself by teaching those who are in line with the Americorps.
Jennifer has also tilted her career towards being an author, her first book ‘The Hate List’ took the height of popularity and fame after it was published. She went further and wrote a teen fiction novel under the pen name Jennifer Scott. She wrote other books including Bitter End, Perfect Escape, Thousand words and so many others. She didn’t limit herself to writing adult novels alone, she also wrote children books, some of which include Life on Mars, How Lunchbox Jones saved me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel.
Ironically Jennifer has played her life in the hidden, she is not vibrant on any social media platform, neither has there been records of illicit acts to her name. Jake Tapper is proud of his wife and has mentioned that she is the strength that keeps him going in his success story.
How Tall is He?
Jake Tapper is hot and has an attractive body build, especially when he suits up. He is 5 ft 7 inches tall and weighs about 68kg with brown eyes and hair.