Jake Tapper Interview

TVNewser’s Gail Shister interviews Jake Tapper…

If all goes well, could this be a prelude to Tapper breaking into the prime-time lineup?

“It’s a little premature, but anything’s possible,” he explains. “Jeff says he wants to do a lot of different things. Everything’s on the table. But maybe 4 p.m. will ultimately be a great place to be. It’s when viewers start getting serious about news. It’s valuable real estate.”

It’s also the first show for Tapper, 43, who as ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent became known for his confrontational style at press briefings. In his new milieu, he expects to be “a little looser.”

“The show shouldn’t just be a quote, unquote Serious Anchorman feeding you your Brussels sprouts. It needs to be engaging, with some humor, some back and forth, some compelling dialogue with newsmakers.”

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