Jake Tapper is a correspondent for ABC News in Washington, DC.
Before joining ABC News, Tapper worked for three years at Powell Tate, a Washington, DC, public relations firm run by former George H.W. Bush and Nancy Reagan press secetary Sheila Tate and Jimmy Carter press secretary Jody Powell, and for six months at Handgun Control Inc. (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence) in 1997.
He is the author of the books Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency on the 2000 Presidential election and Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story.
His comic strip Capitol Hell appeared in Roll Call from 1994 to 2003. He has also contributed cartoons to the conservative American Spectator magazine, the Los Angeles Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.