ABC News Names Jake Tapper New Chief White House Correspondent

tapper110508 ABC News Names Jake Tapper New Chief White House CorrespondentToday, ABC News named prolific reporter Jake Tapper as the network’s new Chief White House Correspondent.

In addition to his on air duties, Mr. Tapper also writes Polical Punch, which is arguably the best political blog by anyone in TV News. Presumably, he’ll keep writing the blog after shifting over to the White House beat.

ABC News President David Westin also announced two other changes today. Martha Raddatz will become the network’s new Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and Jonathan Karl will become ABC’s Senior Congressional Correspondent.

"As we begin the transition to a new administration, we are fortunate to have in Jake, Martha and Jon three of the best beat reporters in journalism covering the White House, the foreign policy establishment, and Congress," said Mr. Westin in a press release. "Each brings uncommon expertise and reporting skills that will ensure our audiences learn all that they want to know about where our government seeks to lead us."