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Jake Tapper Wins Cronkite Award For ‘Relentlessness’

CNN’s Jake Tapper, who has made a name for himself as a tough critic of President Trump, just got recognized for his tireless efforts to keep the White House accountable.

Tapper won the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in television political journalism, given biannually by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

The award was given to Tapper for his “fearless advocacy for the truth throughout the election cycle” and for his “relentlessness” in holding officials accountable. The jurors also praised Tapper’s “tenacious commitment to sorting fact from fiction, a quality essential to journalism.”

Contact Nathan Guttman at guttman@forward.com or on Twitter @nathanguttman

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