Jake Tapper, host of CNN’s weekday news program “The Lead,” will also take over “State of the Union” on Sundays. (Screen shot)
CNN announced Friday that chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will be the new host of , the network’s Sunday talk show, creating an all-white male lineup of anchors on the major Sunday shows.
Tapper takes over from senior political correspondent Candy Crowley, who had hosted the show since 2010. She stepped down from CNN in December. Tapper will start the new post in June, but will continue his weekday news program for CNN as well.