Jake Tapper


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 News in Washington, DC.

Tapper was born in New York City and 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 laude from Dartmouth College in 1991 with a B.A. in history modified by visual studies. He briefly attended graduate school at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.

Tapper worked as a political activist for Powell Tate, a Washington, DC, public relations firm run by Sheila Tate and 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 1998 to 1999 and then as the Washington correspondent for Salon.com from 1999 to 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 CNN called "Take Five" in which young journalists and commentators discussed politics and pop culture. In 2002 he hosted a series of entertainment news specials on VH1 and 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 Jesse Ventura Story".

His comic strip "Capitol Hell" appeared in "Roll Call" from 1994 to 2003. He has also contributed cartoons to the American Spectator magazine, the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Philadelphia Inquirer".

External links

* [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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