Jacob Soboroff has quickly become the go-to news anchor for the millennial generation by successfully launching multiple news and entertainment sources that have become information hubs for today’s youth. Named the “Media World’s New Favorite Nerd-Hunk” by Paper Magazine, Soboroff currently co-hosts the newly minted nightly news/pop culture show, TakePart Live after being recruited to Pivot, the network of eBay pioneer and Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll. The show is co-hosted by Meghan McCain and Baratunde Thurston and produced by Embassy Row (Watch What Happens Live, Talking Dead). Soboroff was also handpicked by Jeffrey Katzenberg to host YouTube Nation, a daily web show highlighting must-see videos, amassing over 2 million subscribers and 48 million views to date.
In 2012, Arianna Huffington personally tapped Soboroff to become a founding host and producer of HuffPost Live, the live streaming network on The Huffington Post where he interviewed a wide range of newsmakers and celebrities. He led HuffPost Live’s weeklong coverage of Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, as well as special live broadcasts following the 2012 presidential debates and party conventions. Additionally, Soboroff contributed to MTV’s 2012 election coverage, appearing with candidate Mitt Romney. Soboroff has also contributed to CNN, PBS, NPR and KCET.
Soboroff is an active member of the City Year Los Angeles Associates Board, helping to bridge the gap between what students need to succeed and what schools are designed to provide. He is also a service ambassador for Points of Light, working to create positive change in our country through community service. A passionate advocate for election reform, Soboroff’s TED Talk about increasing American voter participation was featured on the conference’s main stage.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Soboroff graduated from New York University with a B.A. in politics and a M.A. in political theory and philosophy. While attending NYU, Soboroff worked as an aide to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and presidential candidate Howard Dean.
Soboroff currently lives in Echo Park with his wife, Nicole Cari.
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