Jake Tapper is a famous American journalist working for CNN as the chief correspondent of Washington DC. Jake Tapper can be seen in several weekday shows of CNN (Cable News Network).  Jake's first book 'The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor' became one of the New York's most sold book in 2012. Besides that, he has also published comic strip and has continued his cartoonist career in many leading magazines and newspaper.  



  • American
  • 5.6
  • 12 March 1969
  • Journalist and Author
  • Jennifer Marie Brown
  • $4 million
  • Two
  • White
  • New York City

Personal Life

Jake Trapper was born on 12 March 1969 in New York City, the United States of America.  He spent his childhood in Queen Village which is a residential neighboring city of Philadelphia. His parents are Theodore S. and Helen Anne Tapper. His father is a graduate of the Dartmouth College and he went for serving as president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics as well as associate clinical professor of the pediatrics at the Jefferson Medical College whereas his mother is a retired psychiatric nurse. She served at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Jake Trapper's father was a Jewish religion and mother was a Presbyterian (later Judaism): he was raised with Jewish norms and value. Jake got is primary education from the Akiba Hebrew Academy and then got graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the Dartmouth College. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in history, modified by the visual studies in the year 1991. During his time in Dartmouth, he was a part of Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity. Jake later attended the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.

Jake Tapper and his wife Jennifer Marie Brown met each other in the year 2004. It was when Jake was covering the Presidential campaign for the ABC News. According to Heavy, in Jennifer bio, their first child name is Alice and second son is Jack, whose age is nine and six respectively.

Talking about wife Jennifer Marie Brown she previously used to work as a regional field manager for Planned Parenthood in Washington D.C. She is the graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The couple tied their knot in the year 2006 in her home state of Missouri. At present, Jake Trapper and his wife along with their family are residing in Washington D. C.

Professional Life

Jake Trapper started his tenure in CNN from the year 2012, before that he worked for well-known media house like ABC News, Washington City Paper, and others. He even served as a Campaign Press Secretary and a public relation officer for many political Democratic leaders. 

He was the senior writer for the Washington City Paper, for two years, there her won a Society of Professional Journalists award. After that, from 1999 till 2002, he was a Washington correspondent for Salon.com. Later in 2003, he was hired by the ABC in which he had made his appearance in multiple TV shows s such as Imus in the Morning, This Week, World News, Good Morning America, Nightline, World News with Diane Sawyer and more.

After several years of working with ABC New Jake trapper rejoined on 20 December of 2012, it was announced that Jake would join the CNN as an anchor new weekday program as well as serve as the Chief Washington Correspondent of the network. Prior to that, Tepper has also contributed to the GQ, The New York Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Weekly Standard, as well as The Washington Post. Besides that, he is also the moderator of second Republican Primary debate.


Net Worth and Salary

Jake Tapper is currently working as a correspondent for the CNN and even the anchor for the CNN weekday television new shows. He is very popular with several of the shows he does on the CNN.

In 2015 Jake was in the Republican primary debate which became the most-watched program in the CNN's history. Currently, Jake Trapper has the estimated net worth of $4 million



Social Media

Jake Tapper is very much active on his Twitter. He has also linked the Facebook account of his book he has written titled 'The Outpost – An Untold Story of American Valor'. On the Facebook page, we can be able to read several pieces of stuff which are very much informational. Some of Jake Trapper follower wants to see him in shirtless pictures.

He has 1.34 million followers on his Twitter page and 149 thousand tweets till now.



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