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Jake Tapper is an American journalist. Born in New York City on March 12, 1969, he was raised in Philadelphia. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa 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. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), was founded in 1880 and is Californias oldest private research university, and is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ...


Currently an ABC News correspondent in the Washington, DC, bureau, Tapper has reported on a wide range of stories, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the investigation into the disclosure of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity, and the debate over Terri Schiavo. He spent time in Baghdad covering the war in Iraq. During the 2004 presidential election, Tapper reported on charges by the Swift Boat Vets and POWs for Truth against Senator John Kerry and also manned the Fact Check desk during ABC News' debate and election coverage. He also reported on the California recall election. Tapper frequently reports on breaking national stories, politics, faith in America, and the culture wars. ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company television and radio networks (ABC). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa) Damages $75 billion (2005 USD) (costliest Atlantic hurricane in history) Fatalities ≥1,836 total Areas affected Bahamas, South Florida, Cuba, Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, most of eastern North America Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Katrina was the... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... For detail on the political scandal, see Plame affair Valerie Elise Plame Wilson (born April 19, 1963 in Anchorage, Alaska) was a United States Central Intelligence Agency officer, who was identified as a CIA operative in a newspaper column by Robert Novak on July 14, 2003. ... Terri Schiavo before her 1990 collapse. ... Location of Baghdad within Iraq Baghdad (Arabic: ‎ translit: , Kurdish: Bexda, from Persian Baagh-daad or Bag-Da-Du meaning “Garden of God” [1]) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... The 2003 California recall was a special election permitted under California law. ...


Before joining ABC News, Tapper was employed by Handgun Control Inc. (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in 1997, was a senior writer for the Washington City Paper from 1998 to 1999 and 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. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States is a not-for-profit organization headed by James Brady, former U.S. White House Press Secretary to President Ronald W. Reagan. ... The Washington City Paper is an alternative weekly newspaper serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Screenshot of Salon. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... GQ can refer to several things: Gentlemens Quarterly, a mens magazine The ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Equatorial Guinea GQ, a replacement Quake 1 game engine This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Weekly Standard is an American Conservative political magazine published 48 times per year. ... All Things Considered, sometimes abbreviated ATC, is a news radio program in the United States, broadcast on the National Public Radio network. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... ... The Cable News Network, usually referred to as CNN, is a cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner [1][2]. It is a division of the Turner Broadcasting System, owned by Time Warner. ... VH1 (spelled VH-1 (Video Hits One) until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (then a division of Warner Communications and then-current owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ... Sundance Channel logo used from 1996 to 2002. ...


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. Jesse The Body Ventura (born July 15, 1951, as James George Janos) was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota on November 3, 1998, after a career as Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, actor, mayor, and radio talk show host. ...


His comic strip Capitol Hell appeared in Roll Call from 1994 to 2003. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... A roll call is the process of checking who is in attendance, usually by calling out and checking off their names. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tapper has served as a substitute anchor on Nightline and contributed a report to a broadcast of World News Tonight that won the 2005 Edward R. Murrow award for best network newscast. His Salon.com stories about Enron were nominated for a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism online journalism award. At Washington City Paper he won a Society of Professional Journalists award. Nightline is a late-night hard news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... ABC World News Tonight is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... Edward R. Murrow, U.S. newscaster, pioneer in broadcast journalism Edward R. Ed Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow), (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist. ... Enron Corporation Enron Corporation is an energy trading and communications company based in Houston, Texas that employed around 21,000 people in mid-2001 (before bankruptcy). ... The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is one of the most prestigious schools of journalism in the United States. ... The Washington City Paper is an alternative weekly newspaper serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. ... SPJ logo, taken from a cropped photo of a sign at the Region 10 SPJ Conference, March 2006 The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the United States, debuting in 1909. ...


External links

  • ABC News biography
  • Jake Tapper's website
  • Jake Tapper's "ABC News Shuffle" podcast
  • Jake Tapper's blog -- on hiatus
  • "Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency" at Amazon.com
  • Jake Tapper's Salon.com archive
  • Jake Tapper speaks at his alma mater, Dartmouth College

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ABC News: Jake Tapper (707 words)
Jake Tapper reports for "Good Morning America", "World News with Charles Gibson", "Nightline" and ABC News digital platforms as ABC News' senior national correspondent and serves as senior political correspondent during the 2008 elections.
Jake Tapper was named ABC News' senior national correspondent in May 2006.
Tapper was the Washington correspondent for Salon.com from March 1999 to March 2002.
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