CNN (hearts) Jake Tapper…
Tapper and senior vice president and spokesman for ABC News Jeffrey Schneider, both released statements to The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone. Tapper said, “Being the White House correspondent for ABC News is a dream job, one I’m focused on 100 percent. I couldn’t be happier where I am right now.”
Schneider echoed Tapper’s sentiment. “Hardly surprised to read about all kinds of poachers being interested in Jake Tapper. That’s what happens when you are at the top of your profession. We’re thrilled Jake works for ABC News and expect him to have a leadership role for a long time to come,” he said.
If ABC is serious about keeping Tapper it’s going to have to boot George Stephanopoulos out of the This Week chair after the election and put Tapper in it. Otherwise it puts the odds of Tapper jumping elsewhere at better than 50-50, especially after ABC passed him over not once but twice for the position.