Tapper tapped for CNN's SOTU

CNN has anointed Jake Tapper the next anchor of their Sunday morning political interview program State of the Union. Tapper is currently the network's chief Washington correspondent as well as anchor of the weekday afternoon newscast The Lead, roles in which he'll continue even after he takes over SOTU in June.

"Humbled and excited," he tweets, in response to which Politico's Jack Shafer teases, "Has anybody ever seen @jaketapper humbled? Is there video?"

In slightly more serious reactions: "There were rave reviews when Tapper anchored @ThisWeekABC in 2010. Back then, I wrote about how he added fact-checks," shares colleague Brian Stelter, while The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald offers this response: "Looking forward to @JakeTapper's effort to revive and innovate the dreary, moribund, CW-spewing Sunday morning format."

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