Who Is CNN Anchor Jake Tapper’s Wife? His Parents, Net Worth & Facts

Published Date: 21 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 21 Feb, 2020 By Celebs Podium

While working as a journalist in 2004, Jake Tapper met his future wife Jennifer. The couple who has been married for more than a decade is raising their two children so far.

Jake Tapper is an American journalist, who now serves as the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN. He appears as a host in the weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper and the Sunday morning affairs program State of the Union.

Jake Tapper Early Life, Parents, Education

Jacob Paul Tapper was born on 12 March 1969 to parents in New York City. He is the son of Dr. Theodore S. Tapper and Helen Anne Tapper. His father graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School and served as the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College.

Similarly, his mother worked as a psychiatric nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He grew up with his brother Aaron J. Hahn Tapper in Queen Village, Philadelphia. Tapper with a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.82 meters) attended Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania. He then went to Dartmouth College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a B.A. in History at the age of 22.

How Much Is Jake Tapper’s Net Worth?

Jake has been serving as the CNN correspondent, joining the network in 2013. He previously served ABC News from 2003 to 2011.


Jake Tapper serves as the CNN correspondent, joining the network in 2013 (Picture: CNN)

The veteran journalist currently enjoys the net worth of an estimated $8 million. He reportedly earns a yearly salary of $4 million from CNN. Besides, he was the owner of the lavish house located in Washington, D.C., which he sold for $1.4 million in April 2017. Tapper bought the house in June 2007 for nearly $1.25 million.

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Who Is Jake Tapper’s Wife? His Children

The 50-year-old is currently married to Jennifer Marie Brown for more than a decade. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on 3rd September 2006 at a ceremony held in Kansas City, Missouri. Jake and Jennifer first men in 2004 while he was working for ABC News during the 2004 election. They dated for almost two years and later got married.


Jake Tapper shares a picture with his wife Jennifer on the occasion of the Valentine’s Day 2020 (Picture: Jake’s Instagram)

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She worked as a regional field manager for Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. The couple is the parents of two children; a 12-year-old daughter named Alice and a 10-year-old son named Jack. His daughter Alice published a picture book “Raise Your Hand” in March of 2019.

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Some Interesting Facts About Jake Tapper

  • Jake received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism in 2013.
  • His parents are Jewish and they got married in March 1967. Tapper’s mother is originally from Canada and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • His brother is the Mae and Benjamin Swig Associate Professor in Jewish Studies and the Founder and Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.
  • He is a fan of his hometown sports teams, the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Philadelphia 76ers.
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