Jake Tapper to leave ABC News for CNN

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Jake Tapper, ABC News’ White House correspondent, is leaving the network to work for CNN.

Tapper will be CNN’s chief White House correspondent and will host a weekday program.

“A ferocious reporter – and now a best-selling author – he has built a reputation as one of the most prolific and multi-talented journalists on the beat, scoring scoop after scoop,” said ABC News President Ben Sherwood.

Jonathan Karl was named as the chief White House correspondent for ABC News.

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