Jake Tapper

Jacob Paul Tapper, who is popularly known as Jake Tapper, is an American Journalist, cartoonist, and author. He is currently working with CNN as the Lead Washington Anchor. He also hosts a weekdays TV news show known as “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” He is also a co-host of “State of the Union,” a Sunday morning public affair program. He had worked with ABC News before he joined CNN and was the Senior White House Correspondent. He was responsible for the coverage of President Obama’s inauguration and received an Emmy Award.

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Biography and Early Life

Jake Tapper was born on 12 March 1969 in New York City. He is the son of Theodore and Helen Anne, who was brought up in Queen Village, Philadelphia. His father served as the president of South Philadelphia Paediatrics. He also worked at Jefferson Medical College as an associate clinical professor. His mother is a retired psychiatric nurse who worked at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jake Tapper in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jake Tapper’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 12 March 1969. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.


Tapper schooled at Philadelphia School for his elementary education and later went to Akiba Hebrew Academy. He enrolled at Dartmouth College, where he earned magma cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated with B.A. in History. He also briefly went to the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Tapper is a family man. He got married in 2006 to Jennifer Marie Brown, who formerly worked as a Planned Parenthood official. They have two children and currently live in Washington, D.C.

Is Jake Tapper Gay?

No. Tapper is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. He is a married man with a wife and two children. He has not had any issues in his marriage life.

Professional Career

Tapper started working for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky in 1992 as Campaign Press Secretary. He has also worked with a public relations firm in Washington D.C. ran by Jody Powell, a Democrat, and Sheila Tate, who is a republican. Before he began his full-time journalism career in 1998, he worked as a freelance writer. He wrote for Washington City Paper for two years as a senior writer. Between 1999 and 2002, he worked for as a correspondent. He hosted the 2001 CN talk show “Take Five.” He was a columnist for TALK Magazine and several other publications.

In 2003, he was hired by ABC News to cover such topics as the Baghdad bureau. He became ABC’s interim anchor in 2010 to host This Week’s program but was later succeeded by Christiane Amanpour. On 5 August 2008, he became the Senior Whitehouse Correspondent. While with ABC News, he hosted other shows like Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, and Nighttime. He interviewed President Obama on several occasions while working as senior Whitehouse Correspondent.

On 20 December 2012, an announcement about Jake joining CNN to report a new program emerged. From January 2013, he began hosting his own show, “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” on CNN. This show won three National Headliner Awards in 2013. He started hosting another show, “State of the Union with Jake Tapper,” which was a Sunday political show in June 2015.

He was known for challenging politicians of all kinds. He was in charge of two Republican primary debates on 16 September 2015from Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. He was the lead anchor from January 2021 for the inauguration of Joe Biden.

Tapper is a writer as well, and his first novel, “The Hellfire Club,” was published on 24 April 2018 by Little, Brown, and Company. He is also the author of “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.” He authored “Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency.” He has contributed to the cartoons of The American Spectator, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times.


Tapper has received various awards and honors from his career. He is the recipient of three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards. He won several awards in 2017, including Walter Cronkite Award, RTDNA’s John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, and CJF’s Tribute Award. He won Vetty in 2018 for his coverage of Veteran’s issues. He has won two honorary degrees, one from UMass Amherst and the other one from Dartmouth.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jake Tapper in 2021

As of 2021, Jake’s estimated net worth is $12 million. Much of his income is from his journalism career, having worked with ABC News and CNN. He also worked as a columnist and also an actor, which has also contributed to his earning. He is the author of several books and a cartoonist. He has contributed to various magazines for their cartoon works.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He supports such teams as the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, and Philadelphia Phillies.
  • He has moderated several political debated in the United States, some of which gained more than 23 million viewers.

Jake Tapper is a hardworking man who did not tire up to reach his destiny. Before he landed his journalism career, he did several other jobs, but today, he is a very popular man in his anchoring job. His career mainly focuses on politics on many occasions.


Facts of Jacob Paul Tapper

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJacob Paul Tapper
  • birthplaceNew York, United States
  • Date of Birth March 12, 1969
  • Age 55 years 3 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionUnknown
  • net worth$12 million
  • professionJournalist, author, cartoonist
  • weightIn Kilograms – 78 Kg, In Pounds – 172 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 185 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • hair colorLight brown
  • eye colorDark brown
  • high schoolPhiladelphia School and Akiba Hebrew Academy

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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