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Is CNN Trying to Poach Jake Tapper From ABC?

Our sister site FishbowlDC reported this morning that CNN is actively pursing Jake Tapper, the senior white house correspondent for ABC News. Although Tapper is currently under contract with ABC, network execs at CNN — including SVP Amy Entelis, who joined CNN in January after 30 years at ABC — have their eye on him, Betsy Rothstein reports.

Tapper responded this afternoon, calling his current gig “a dream job.” “I couldn’t be happier where I am right now,” he told FishbowlDC.

“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,” ABC News SVP Jeffrey Schneider said. “We are thrilled Jake works for ABC News and expect him to have a leadership role here for a long time to come.”

A spokesperson for CNN declined to comment.

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