I am Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent. Ask Me Anything.
Hey there, I’m a CNN anchor and the network’s chief Washington correspondent. I have a daily news show called The Lead with Jake Tapper, which airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, that attempts to examine and advance stories from headlines from around the country and the globe.
I’ve been a reporter in the nation’s capital for more than 14 years – I started at Washington City Paper and then wrote for Salon.com, back when the Internet was relatively new. Prior to CNN, I served as senior White House correspondent for ABC News. I recently wrote a book called The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, which debuted in the top 10 on The New York Times best-seller list and comes out in paperback later this month. I’m a prolific tweeter, to a fault, and once wanted to be a cartoonist. I live in Washington, D.C., with my wife, daughter, son, dog, and cat.
OK -- I HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK, FOLKS! thanks so much for the smart and interesting and lively questions.
CO-FOUNDER OF REDDIT ALEXIS OHANIAN WILL BE ON THE LEAD TODAY!!!!!
The Lead airs at 4 pm ET/1 pm Pacific every day
and this week we're also doing a special on the government shutdown/fiscal stand-off at 11 pm ET/8 pm Pacific...
The paperback of THE OUTPOST: AN UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN VALOR comes out on October 22, you can pre-order it here >
The show blog is at cnn.com/thelead and i'm at facebook.com/JakeTapperCNN and on twitter at @jaketapper
that's it! Be well! talk soon!
your pal, Jake
UPDATE: HERE'S OUR INTERVIEW WITH ALEXIS