An Untold Story of American Valor: Jake Tapper '91
When: Tuesday, February 19 2013, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
Contact : Dickey Center 603-646-2023

The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

Jake Tapper '91 

CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

4:30-6:00pm Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Free and open to all, book signing to follow event. 




Jake Tapper

CNN anchor and Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joined the network in January 2013; his one-hour weekday program will debut in spring of 2013. Tapper has been a widely-respected reporter in the nation’s capital for more than 14 years. His most recent book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, debuted in the Top 10 on The New York Times best seller list.


Tapper joined CNN from ABC News, where he most recently served as senior White House correspondent, a position he was named to immediately following the 2008 presidential election. In this role, Tapper contributed regularly to Good Morning America, Nightline and World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, in addition to serving as substitute host of This Week and writing for his blog, Political Punch on Tapper has earned the coveted Merriman Smith Award for presidential coverage from the White House Correspondents’ Association an unprecedented three consecutive times. He also played a key role in ABC News’ Emmy award winning coverage of the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, and its Murrow-Award winning coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden.


In his more than nine years at ABC News, Tapper covered a wide range of stories, visiting remote corners of Afghanistan, covering the war in Iraq from Baghdad, and spending time in New Orleans to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the levee system. In 2008, he served as the lead political reporter for the coverage of the presidential election. He traveled to early voting states across the country for interviews with the candidates, including the eventual Democratic and Republican nominees, then-Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain.



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