January 28th, 2014

CNN’s Jake Tapper to Interview President Barack Obama

CNN anchor Jake Tapper will talk exclusively with President Obama about a wide range of topics, including the economy, immigration, jobs, national security and foreign policy. This will be the president’s first interview coming off of tonight’s State of the Union address.

Tapper’s interview will air Friday, Jan. 31 on New Day, which begins at 6 a.m., ET and during The Lead with Jake Tapper at 4 p.m., ET.

Anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joined CNN in January 2013.  His one-hour weekday program The Lead with Jake Tapper debuted in March 2013. Tapper joined CNN from ABC News, where he covered President Obama extensively as senior White House correspondent and congressional correspondent. While at ABC News, Tapper was honored with the Merriman Smith Award for Excellence in Presidential Coverage for three consecutive years.

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