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The Lead with Jake Tapper


CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront. read less

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The Lead with Jake Tapper is the audio version of Tapper's popular CNN afternoon news show. Listeners can get a more complete picture of what's happening in the world. They can stay up to date on the latest news here. Tapper has top newsmakers on his show. He also has unique insight as he explores some stories not found on the front pages. This weekday podcast has the top stories from national and international news. It also includes stories on the Oscars, the NFL season, and pop culture issues.

Tapper is CNN's lead Washington, DC anchor and its chief Washington correspondent. The Lead with Jake Tapper features news and his opinion. Every day on this show is different. That's the nature of a daily news show. But listeners will know that Tapper makes complicated topics easy to understand. He is also an amiable host who is easy to listen to.

The Lead with Jake Tapper is a two-hour-long TV show. This podcast has all the moments from the program, but in an audio format. Listeners can get the latest news and updates here.

Tapper got his start in journalism writing for alternative newspapers and websites in the 1990s. Then he worked for CNN, ABC News, and CNN again. He has hosted The Lead with Jake Tapper since 2013. The TV show has aired on CNN at various times of the day, including in the evenings. It is now an afternoon show. Listeners who want to keep track of the day's news may like this podcast.

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