Mo Rocca Biography
Mo Rocca is an American humorist, actor, and journalist. He is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, the host and creator of My Grandmother’s Ravioli on the Cooking Channel, and also the host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation on CBS.
He is the moderator of the National Geographic Society’s National Geographic Bee. He is the host of the podcast Mobituaries with Mo Rocca from CBS News.
Mo Rocca Age
He was born Maurice Alberto Rocca on January 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C.
Mo Rocca Wife
He has no known wife.
Mo Rocca Background and early work
He was born in Washington D.C. His father was a third-generation Italian-American from Leominster, Massachusetts and mother immigrated from Bogota, Columbia in 1956. He attended Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit boys’ school in North Bethesda, Maryland.
In 1991 he graduated from Havard University with a bachelor of arts degree in literature. He also served as president of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, performing in four of the company’s notorious burlesques and co-authoring one (Suede Expectations).
Mo Rocca Career
Writing and producing
In 1993 he began his career acting on stage in the Southeast Asia tour of musical Grease and Paper Milli Playhouse’s South Pacific. His first television work was as a writer and producer for television series Wishbone an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning children.
He also wrote for The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss on the Nickelodeon TV channel and Pepper Ann on the ABC TV network. He won an Emmy Award as a writer for the 64th Annual Tony Awards in 2011.
Mo Rocca satire and journalism
He was a regular correspondent for The Daily Show, which gave him his start in television from 1998 to 2003. His work included campaign coverage for Indecision 2000 and a regular feature called “That’s Quite Interesting.”
He served as a convention-floor correspondent for Larry King Live at the Democratic and Republican party conventions in 2004. From 2004 to 2008, he was a regular correspondent for The Tonight Show on the NBC TV network and also covered the 2008 election for NBC.
Alongside Jane Pauley, he is a regular correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. He is also a regular panelist on the quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! on the NPR radio network. He became a regular contributor to the then-new CBS This Morning in 2012.
His other television works and food
He created the program My Grandmother’s Ravioli on the Cooking Channel and has hosted it’s since its debut in 2012. He travels across the United States, learning to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers in their kitchens. On the Food Network, he was a regular judge on Iron Chef America and he previously hosted Food (ography) on the Cooking Channel.
He was a commentator on VH1’s I Love the ’70s and I Love the ’80s. He hosted host Bravo’s Things I Hate About You channel and Whoa! Sunday, which premiered in 2005 on the Animal Planet TV channel.
In 2008 he made guest appearances for the Law & Order television franchise in the episodes “Authority” (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and “Contract” (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). On Saturdays since 2014. he has hosted the weekly The Henry Ford’s innovation Nation program.
He served as Lector during the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on September 25, 2015.
Film and other media
In 2005 he appeared in the film Bewitched and in the independent science-fiction family comedy I’ll Believe You with fellow Daily Show alumnus Ed Helms in 2007. He was the narrator of the documentary Electoral Dysfunction, a movie which satirically analyzes the American voting system and which aired on PBS in 2012 and 2016.
He also shared a scripture that he delivered while serving as Lector during Pope Francis’s 2015 Mass at Madison Square Garden on social media in Spanish. His contribution to AOL Newsbloggers was titled Mo Rocca 180°: Only Half as Tedious as the Regular News.
He appeared on a celebrity episode of Jeopardy! and came in second to CNN correspondent John Berman, amassing a total of $41,600 on May 13, 2015. In 2016 he began moderating the finals of the National Geographic Bee.
Mo Rocca Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.