The high-profile CNN journalist has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association with the 2017 John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an individual’s contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press. Tapper, who joined the network in 2013, hosts the one-hour weekday show “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” and has hosted CNN’s Sunday morning show, “State of the Union,” since June 2015. Most recently, Tapper lent his political expertise to CNN’s 2016 election coverage and moderated two Presidential Primary debates.
“When it comes to political reporting in today’s tumultuous times, Jake Tapper has become a fixture,” said Vincent Duffy, RTDNA Chairman. “He pulls no punches and pushes politicians from all sides to get to the core of the issues facing this country.”
The award will be presented on Friday, September 8 at 4:30pm PT at Excellence in Journalism 2017, at the Anaheim Marriott. The ceremony will be followed by a reception.