February 08, 2017
Jake Tapper, the CNN anchor you see grilling politicians in clips from his show "The Lead" on social media every day, stays true to his Philadelphia roots.
Tapper, 47, was born in New York City but grew up in Center City Philadelphia in the 1970s. So when Mediaite founder Colby Hall claimed to have seen Tapper wearing a Knicks jersey more than a decade ago, Tapper defended his Sixers fandom:
Tapper's allegiance to Philly teams is no surprise if you follow him on Twitter. During football season, he often posts about the Eagles and the team's frequently disappointing play. He even filmed a short video for the NFL explaining why he's a Birds fan.
When my son was born 6 years ago today, he was HUGE and looked ready for an Eagles tailgate. pic.twitter.com/F0T8hlqwFV— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 2, 2015
that was some pretty weak D, Eagles— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 20, 2016
Bradford = "NYPD Blue"-era David Caruso of quarterbacks #Eagles— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 27, 2016
Can you imagine if Tapper was asking Doug Pederson questions after a tough loss? No coach would survive.