The Lead with Jake Tapper

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The Lead with Jake Tapper
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Presented by Jake Tapper
Country of origin United States
Executive producer(s) Federico S. Quadrani
Location(s) CNN Studios Washington, D.C.
Running time 60 minutes weekdays
Original channel CNN
Picture format 480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original release March 18, 2013 (2013-03-18) – present
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The Lead with Jake Tapper is an afternoon, early evening newscast on CNN hosted by Jake Tapper that first aired on March 18, 2013.

The show currently airs weekdays live from 4:00PM to 5:00PM ET from CNN's studios in Washington D.C.

The show contains a "Lead" for different subjects. They are the National, Political, Money, Buried, Sports, World, and Pop lead.

In 2013, the show was given a week primetime run at 10pm ET. That week, terrorists bombed the Boston marathon causing Tapper's primetime run to be cancelled in favor of a live edition of Anderson Cooper 360.

Following Piers Morgan's departure from CNN in March 2014, CNN President Jeff Zucker had various anchors fill the 9pm ET slot as a test run. Among them was "The Lead with Jake Tapper" airing at 9pm ET for the weeks of April 7 and April 14.

Preceded by
CNN Newsroom
The Lead
4:00PM–5:00PM ET
Succeeded by
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer


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