ABCs Jake Tapper Is Going to CNN

AP

ABC News’ top White House correspondent Jake Tapper is moving to CNN, both networks announced Thursday.

Tapper will anchor a new weekday program and serve as CNN’s chief Washington correspondent.

“With CNN’s impeccable reporting during the elections and the exciting changes in the works for the network, this is a perfect time to join the CNN team,” Tapper said in a release. “I am excited about the prospect of working with both the new leadership and some old friends and colleagues.”

CNN said Tapper’s new role would be as a “key Washington, D.C. anchor and correspondent for CNN.”

“We are thrilled to have Jake join CNN and take the helm of a brand new weekday program,” CNN U.S. Executive Vice President Ken Jautz said. “Jake is an exceptional reporter and communicator, and we look forward to developing a program that takes advantage of all of his strengths, his passion and his knowledge of national issues and events.”

ABC praised Tapper as having “set the pace for the White House press corps,” calling him a “ferocious reporter” who has “built a reputation as one of the most prolific and multi-talented journalists on the beat.”

Tapper tweeted out word of his new role, posting, “Some news” and a link to CNN’s release.

​This post has been updated.