Jake Tapper, ABC’s senior White House correspondent, is leaving for CNN–where he will be the anchor of a new weekday program and CNN’s chief Washington correspondent.
The news was first reported in a press release from ABC that announced a number of staffing changes at the network.
The Dog Days have come early to this year’s presidential race with the revelation by the Daily Caller that our president was fed dog meat by his stepfather as a boy living in Indonesia. President Obama disclosed this information in his little-known TIME Magazine top 100 non-fiction bestseller, Dreams from My Father, a 1995 memoir of his well-traveled youth.
If the Obama White House feels moved to complain about the hay their opponents are making (the Twitter hash tag #ObamaDogRecipes trended across party lines Tuesday night) out of this unfortunate nugget from his book they may have only themselves to blame. As ABC newsman Jake Tapper pointed out, Democrats have been relentless in promoting the tale of Mitt Romney’s unfortunate dog Seamus, who reportedly rode on the roof of the Romney family vehicle from Boston to Canada in 1983:
This Sunday, Bill Adair, Washington bureau chief of the St. Petersburg Times and editor of PolitiFact, will join ABC News to fact check the newsmakers (Hillary Clinton! Robert Gates! Rudy Giuliani!) appearing on ABC’s This Week.
Jake Tapper will be hosting.
Mr. Tapper and Mr. Adair know each other from “fact-checking Read More
In the end, perhaps somewhat predictably, David Westin went with the biggest star.
Today, Mr. Westin, the president of ABC News, officially announced that the network had hired Christiane Amanpour as the new anchor of the Sunday public affairs program, This Week.
The high-profile D.C. gig has been vacant since the fall when George Stephanopoulos replaced Read More
“Old anchormen don’t go away, they keep coming back for more,” Walter Cronkite said in his last broadcast, as the Observer‘s Felix Gillette reminded his Twitter followers this morning.
And so, here comes Ted Koppel. Maybe.
Politico reports that Mr. Koppel–who friends say would prefer to be secretary of state–is in talks with Read More
The Best of the Best from TV news interviews, July 11 to July 17:
“Body language Czarina” Tonya Reiman spoke to Fox News about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s blinking patterns and less animated hand gestures during the confirmation hearings.
U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd told CNBC’s John Harwood that he was “uneasy Read More
Encyclopedic TV News critic Andrew Tyndall recently published his annual year in review, in which, among other things, he totals up all the air time racked up over the past year by correspondents on the network evening newscasts.
This year’s big winner? Andrea Mitchell!
According to Mr. Tyndall’s calculations, NBC’s Ms. Mitchell pulled Read More
Today, 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 Read More
It’s August, and George Stephanopolous is apparently on vacation.
So, who’ll fill in for Mr. Stephanopolous on his upcoming public affairs program on Sunday Morning?
Jake Tapper, of course.
Mr. Tapper broke the news this afternoon on his ABC political blog Political Punch.
"We have some great guests," Read More
For the first two months of 2008, the Manhattan landscape for big-building sales has been an arid one, as rattled lenders and wary sellers sit tight amid the credit drought.
Manhattan has seen only one sale over $400 million since the end of 2007, a year when such sales poured forth on a monthly, Read More