Out100: Mo Rocca

11.11.2013

By Out.com Editors

Writer and TV Host

Photography by Danielle Levitt

Ask Rocca and he will tell you he has the best job in the world. The CBS Sunday Morning correspondent’s reports have ranged from “The Darker Side of Jelly Beans” to “Love and Sex with Robots,” with interviews with everyone from Sally Field to Roseanne Barr. “It’s like going back to college and taking only electives,” Rocca says. “Every week it’s a wildly different story. Once I was simultaneously working on the career of Susan Lucci and the assassination of James Garfield. Your mind plays tricks on you, and you’re imagining Erica Kane traveling back in time and killing the president.” Rocca’s latest elective, his Cooking Channel show My Grandmother’s Ravioli, follows him around the country as he learns to cook from grandparents in their kitchens. “So much of nonscripted, so-called reality TV is about sideshow freaks,” he says. “I thought, I want to do a show with people I like and want to be related to.”

Photographed at the Skyline Hotel in New York City on August 21, 2013

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