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CNN Interviews Alleged ISIS Fighter

Tuesday afternoon on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” CNN international correspondent Ivan Watson interviewed alleged ISIS fighters in a makeshift Kurdish prison in Syria. In the footage, the alleged ISIS members are blindfolded and led from their cells into a holding room, where they sit down to speak with Watson. Show More Summary

CNN Partnering with WJXT for Gubernatorial Debate

With the midterm elections just around the corner, CNN is teaming up with Jacksonville, Fla Independent station WJXT to host a live gubernatorial showdown. CNN’s Jake Tapper (chief Washington correspondent and anchor of The Lead) will co-host the one-hour debate with WJXT anchor and reporter Kent Justice. Show More Summary

CNN: 'Controversial' Wasserman Comments Not Going Away

CNN’s “The Lead” anchor Jake Tapper and chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash discussed Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s (D-FL) remarks, in which she said, “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. Show More Summary

Report: Philadelphia Police Confiscating Thousands of Families Homes

Monday on CNN's "The Lead With Jake Tapper," CNN justice correspondent Pamela Brown reported on Philadelphia police and prosecutors seizing the homes of people with no criminal charges. The report highlighted a family who's 22-year-old...Show More Summary

CNN’s Jake Tapper Speaks to WSJ Reporter in Gaza on Strike that Left 4 Children Dead

4 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

On this afternoon’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” the CNN host spoke over the phone with The Wall Street Journal’s Middle East correspondent Nick Casey for what proved to be a very intense interview. Casey was located near where a recent...Show More Summary

Jake Tapper Leaps From the D.C. Beat to the Anchor's Chair

Specs Who Jake Tapper New gig Anchor, chief Washington, D.C., correspondent, CNN Old gig Senior national political correspondent, ABC News Twitter @jaketapper Age 45 I know being a beat reporter is a lot of fun—do you miss any of that...Show More Summary

Obama Imitates Richard Sherman to Whine About Reporters

Adopting his stand-up comic persona, Barack Obama used the opportunity of the White House Correspondents' Dinner to whine about how he is treated by reporters, in particular Jake Tapper of CNN. Referring to Richard Sherman, the All-Pro...Show More Summary

Mark Leibovich: WHCD Sends ‘Troubling Message’ About D.C.

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

Most of D.C. is excited for the White House Correspondents Dinner tonight, but the man who chronicled This Town isn't that big a fan. Journalist Mark Leibovich told Jake Tapper on Friday he's amazed that "#nerdprom" still exists because of how reviled the nation's capital is.

Joel McHale Previews WHCD: These People ‘Have Enough Power to Never Laugh Again’

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

Joel McHale is hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night, and gave CNN's Jake Tapper a preview of his remarks and explained why all the powerful people he'll be roasting unrepentantly will enjoy being on the serving end of the jokes.

WATCH: Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper Join Joel McHale on The Soup

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

With Joel McHale set to host this Saturday night's White House Correspondents Dinner, he decided to take his E! show The Soup down to Washington, D.C. for a special political-themed episode Wednesday night. Joining McHale will be rival cable news anchors Chuck Todd from MSNBC and Jake Tapper from CNN.

Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper & 'Scandal's' Katie Lowes on Tonight's Episode of E!'s 'The Soup'

The host of everyone’s favorite clip show is taking on our nation’s capital with a very tongue-in-cheek political heavy show as he gets ready to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Tapper’s Book Headed to the Big Screen

10 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, Oscar nominated screenwriters of The Fighter, have acquired the rights to The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, written by CNN chief Washington correspondent and host of “The Lead,” Jake Tapper. Show More Summary

‘Fighter’ Scribes In Ring With CNN White House Correspondent Jake Tapper On Afghanistan Siege Tale ‘The Outpost’

EXCLUSIVE: The Fighter scribes Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, have used their own money to option The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. They will adapt the 2012 Little, Brown book written by Jake Tapper, CNN’s chief Washington correspondent and host of the news network’s show The Lead. Show More Summary

Ryan: 'Not closing my options' on 2016

(CNN) – Conservative Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan isn't shutting any doors to 2016. "I'm not closing my options," the 2012 vice Republican presidential nominee told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper in an interview appearing on "The Lead" Thursday. "But I'm just not focusing on that right now.” CNN exclusive: Obama says Walmart, Apple, […]

Tapper measures the state of Jelly

(CNN) – CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper asked people on the new social media app Jelly to weigh in on President Obama's State of the Union address.  Jelly is a new app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone that let's users ask a question using images. Replies can be drawn on the image a la Perez […]

Will Christie take his own advice?

(CNN) – On Election Day 2013, CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie how he would advise President Obama, who at the time was embroiled in a controversy about whether he misled the American people over being able to keep their health plans. "Here's what my suggestion would be to […]

CNN’s Tapper on Gosnell Interview: ‘Is He a Mad Man?’

The media are finally taking the hint: Kermit Gosnell is a figure worthy of attention. CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed Philadelphia Magazine’s Steve Volk on his in-depth correspondence with Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Tapper...Show More Summary

CNN’s Jake Tapper gets soapy on ‘All My Children’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

How, exactly, did CNN’s chief Washington correspondent end up with a part on All My Children‘s online reboot? Let the

Second Medal of Honor for fierce Afghan battle

Editor's note: Jake Tapper is an anchor and chief Washington correspondent for CNN. He is author of the best-selling book about Afghanistan, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor." It was a devastating Taliban attack, launched on an eastern Afghanistan outpost positioned so poorly it was nearly indefensible. Combat Outpost Keating was tucked in […]

CNN’s Jake Tapper Set To Guest Star In Soap Opera All My Children

last yearNews : Mediaite

Jake Tapper has been a White House correspondent, a CNN news anchor, an author, and a prolific tweeter. In several months he can add to that resumé: soap opera actor. The host of CNN’s The Lead is slated to appear in a mid-August episode of The OnLine Network's rebooted All My Children. He will play a "pushy" TV investigative reporter named Spencer Phillips.

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