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Jacob Paul Tapper

Current Location:: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, Richmond County, New York, United States
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Son of Dr. Theodore S. Tapper and Private
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Occupation: Journalist
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About Jake Tapper

Jacob Paul "Jake" Tapper (born March 12, 1969) is an American journalist, cartoonist, and author. As of 2016, Tapper is the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, anchor of the CNN weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper, and anchor of the Sunday morning affairs program State of the Union. In 2016, The Lead was honored with two National Headliner Awards: Best Newscast (Broadcast television networks, cable networks and syndicators) and Best Coverage of a Major News Event (Broadcast television networks, cable networks and syndicators newscast) for the show's coverage of the Paris terrorist attacks in 2015.

Prior to working for CNN, Tapper worked for ABC News. The White House Correspondents' Association honored his work as Senior White House Correspondent with ABC News with three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards for broadcast journalism, an unprecedented three times in a row.

Tapper contributed to 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 Bestseller 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.

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Jake Tapper's Timeline

1969
March 12, 1969
Staten Island, New York, Richmond County, New York, United States