Jennifer Marie Brown is a born writer in her own right and currently works as an advocacy consultant and mentor to members of the Americorps, she is best known for her marriage to the ace broadcaster, moderator, CNN show host and author, Jake Tapper. Marriage might have plunged her into the limelight but Brown is much more than a wife of a celebrated broadcaster. Here is what you should know about her beyond her marriage.
Who Is Jennifer Marie Brown?
Jennifer Marie Brown was born in Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, the United States on May 11, 1977, to parents Thomas and Linda Brown. Her father was a businessman who ran a general merchandise store by the name US 1 Dollar in Lenexa, Kansas. Her mother worked with Southwest Airlines as a customer service supervisor at the Kansas City International Airport. She was raised in Platte City, Missouri, where she attended elementary and high school. Following her graduation from high school, Marie proceeded to the University of Missouri in Kansas City.
Career-wise, her earliest working history dates back to her days as a writer for a newspaper company. She worked there for four years.
Jennifer Marie later began working as a regional field manager in the Washington D.C office of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. There, her work requires her to recruit, educate and organize support systems for the organization’s employees. She eventually changed roles and has since moved on to work as an advocacy consultant. Coupled with that, she volunteers for the AmeriCorps Reading Partners’ Program. There, she assists with the teaching and training first and second graders, by coaching them to read.
In all these, she has not been left without the support of her amiable husband, Jake Tapper. Tapper has worked for ABC News and CNN. He currently hosts his show— The Lead with Jake Tapper—on CNN and serves as the network’s Chief Washington Correspondent. Tapper’s dogged work has earned him multiple awards including an Emmy Award and the Merriman Smith Memorial Award. Like his wife, Tapper is also a published author of several best selling books such as The Hellfire Club, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.
6 Things You Need to Know About Jennifer Marie Brown
1. Jenifer Marie Brown is Quite a Wordsmith
Jennifer Marie Brown is not only an author but a best selling one. In 2009, Jennifer Marie went on to publish her first book; a novel titled Hate List, published by Little Brown Books. The book was a phenomenal success.
She has gone on to publish several other novels including the Bitter End, Perfect Escape, Thousand Words, Torn Away, Dare You, Break us, Say Something and lots more. She intelligently blends for adults, children, and teens. In 2013, Jennifer Marie Brown began writing women’s fiction under the pen name, Jennifer Scott. Some books in this genre include The Sister Season and The Accidental Book Club. Some of her children books include Traitors and Missy the Cruel.
2. She Is Worth A Few Millions
As of 2019, sources put Jennifer Marie Brown’s Net Worth at around $4 million, much of which has come from her professional advocacy career and royalties from books she authored over the years. $4 million may seem like much, but it quickly shrinks when compared to her husband’s over $12 million fortune. Jack Tapper receives $4 million annually as salary and it is well deserved. Tapper has covered top events like the inauguration of President Obama which earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story.
3. She Is A Mother
As of this writing, Jennifer Marie Brown has been married to Jake Tapper since 2006. The two first met during the 2004 election when Jake Tapper was covering the Democratic primary caucuses in Des Moines, Iowa, for ABC News. The chemistry was almost instant and they dated two years until they tied the knot in a private wedding on September 3, 2006, in Kansas City; in Marie’s home state of Missouri. Together, they have two children— Alice and Jack.
4. Her Daughter, Alice, is a Published Author
Talk about a family of published authors. Alice’s picture book Raise Your Hand was published in March 2019. Based on the summary on Amazon, Alice talked about how she wanted to encourage more girls in her class to be bold about answering questions in school more often. She created a Girl Scout badge which participants could earn by being more confident in the classroom.
5. She wasn’t Jake Tapper’s first shot at Nuptial Bliss
Before meeting Jennifer Marie Brown, Jake Tapper had been in a relationship with the famous Monica Lewinsky. Yes! We’re not sure when or how they met. We know it was before Clinton.
6. Height and Body Measurements
Now in over forty, Jennifer Marie Brown still maintains a slim figure. She has light brown hair and blue eyes. She stands 4 feet 11 inches and weighs 60 kg.