24 Facts About Jake Tapper

1. Jake Tapper hosts State of the Union on Sunday mornings from 9 am to 10 am ET.

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2. Jake Tapper began his full-time journalism career for Washington City Paper as a Senior Writer in 1998.

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3. Jake Tapper posited that theory Wednesday afternoon on The Lead.

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4. Jake Tapper remains a mainstay of the annual list, most recently recognized in 2018 for his "ability to hold Republicans and Democrats to account equally" and "his 2018 noteworthy moments; the harrowing Parkland town hall, a stellar one-on-one with James Comey, and his regular sparring matches with Trump officials.

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5. Jake Tapper moderated the March 10, 2016 Republican presidential debate in Miami, which drew almost 12 million viewers and according to Variety "garnered acclaim for its substance.

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6. Jake Tapper contributed a report to a broadcast of World News Tonight with Peter Jennings that won the 2005 Edward R Murrow Award for best network newscast.

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7. Jake Tapper was passed over again when Stephanopoulous decided he wanted to return to the position.

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8. Jake Tapper was a key part of the ABC News coverage of the inauguration of President Obama that was awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story.

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9. Jake Tapper moderated the Republican presidential debate in Miami on March 10, 2016, which drew almost 12 million viewers and, according to Variety, "garnered acclaim for its substance".

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10. Jake Tapper is a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Philadelphia 76ers.

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11. In 2006, Jake Tapper married Jennifer Marie Brown in her home state of Missouri.

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12. In 2018, Jake Tapper won a Vetty, recognizing his coverage of veteran's issues.

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13. In 2017, Jake Tapper won several awards, including the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism.

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14. Jake Tapper is the author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, a critically acclaimed book about US troops in Afghanistan that debuted at number 10 on The New York Times bestseller list for hardback non-fiction.

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15. Jake Tapper served as the interim anchor until Amanpour took over the show on August 1, 2010.

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16. Jake Tapper was passed over as a candidate to replace George Stephanopoulos as anchor of This Week when Stephanopoulos was chosen to replace Diane Sawyer as co-host of Good Morning America after she became the anchor of World News.

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17. Jake Tapper was named Senior White House Correspondent on November 5, 2008, the day after the 2008 presidential election.

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18. While working there, Jake Tapper covered a range of topics including work in the ABC News Baghdad bureau, from New Orleans after the failure of the levees after Hurricane Katrina, and from Afghanistan.

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19. Jake Tapper was a frequent contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered and his work was included in "The Best American Political Writing 2002.

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20. Jake Tapper wrote several articles as a freelance writer and then began his full-time journalism career in 1998; for two years, he was a Senior Writer for the Washington City Paper.

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21. Jake Tapper worked briefly for Handgun Control, Inc in 1997.

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22. Jake Tapper spent summers attending the Jewish summer camp Camp Ramah in the Poconos.

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23. Jake Tapper was born in New York City and was raised in Queen Village, Philadelphia.

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24. Jake 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.

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