- Jake Tapper
Jake Tapper (born March 12, 1969) is an American print and television
journalist, currently the Senior National Correspondent and Senior Political Correspondent for ABC Newsin Washington, DC.
Tapper was born in
New York Cityand was raised in Philadelphia. For high school, he attended Akiba Hebrew Academy. [http://www.aeispeakers.com/speakerbio.php?SpeakerID=1713 Jake Tapper] , AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS BUREAU] He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laudefrom Dartmouth Collegein 1991with a B.A. in history modified by visual studies. He briefly attended graduate school at the University of Southern CaliforniaSchool of Cinema-Television.
Tapper worked as a
political activistfor Powell Tate, a Washington, DC, public relations firm run by Sheila Tateand Jody Powell, and Handgun Control Inc. (now the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. in 1997. His journalism career began full time as a senior writer for the " Washington City Paper" from 1998to 1999and then as the Washington correspondent for Salon.comfrom 1999to 2002. He has also contributed to " GQ", the " Weekly Standard", NPR's " All Things Considered", " The New York Times", and " The Washington Post". In 2001 he hosted a TV show on CNNcalled "Take Five" in which young journalists and commentators discussed politics and pop culture. In 2002 he hosted a series of entertainment news specials on VH1and in 2003 he hosted shows focused on independent film on the Sundance Channel.
He is the author of the books "Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency" on the 2000 Presidential election and "Body Slam: The
comic strip"Capitol Hell" appeared in " Roll Call" from 1994to 2003. He has also contributed cartoons to the American Spectatormagazine, the " Los Angeles Times" and " The Philadelphia Inquirer".
* [http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=127673 ABC News biography]
* [http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch Political Punch] Tapper's daily blog
* [http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/tags/jake_tapper Stories on Tapper] from
Media Matters for America
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