CNN Host To Dartmouth Grads: Focus On Meaning, Not Memes

Jun 12, 2017

CNN anchor Jake Tapper addresses graduates of Dartmouth College at the school's commencement ceremony June 11.
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CNN anchor Jake Tapper reflected on his career in journalism in a commencement address to graduates of Dartmouth College Sunday.

Tapper has been in the spotlight recently for his pointed, and at times combative, back-and-forths with members of the Trump administration. But he said his 2012 book detailing a deadly battle in Afghanistan remains his proudest accomplishment.

"It is not what has resulted in the most Twitter memes, but it is the most meaningful," he said. "It was the one least about me, and it may be one professional achievement - maybe, perhaps - that has a chance of outlasting me."

Tapper himself is a 1991 graduate of the Dartmouth College.