Mo Rocca Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, CBS News, Net Worth, and Salary

Mo Rocca Biography

Mo Rocca is an American Emmy award-winning journalist, correspondent, humorist, and actor working for CBS News. He joined the network as a contributor in 2006 and currently serves the network as a correspondent.

Mo Rocca Education

Rocca attended Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit boys’ school in North Bethesda, Maryland where he earned his Diploma in General Education. From there, he had to further his education. He joined Harvard University to pursue his career course. After completing his studies there, he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature.

While in college, he served as president of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals, performing in four of the company’s notorious burlesques and co-authoring one. In addition to that, he played Seymour in a Little Shop of Horrors production, which co-starred current Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Mo Rocca Career

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning,” where he reports on a wide range of topics for the top-rated Sunday morning news program. He also hosts the CBS Saturday morning series “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.” In 2011, he was named a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning.”

During his tenure anchoring for “CBS Sunday Morning,” he reported on a diverse range of issues, from gerrymandering to the Vatican, for which he interviewed Pope Francis. He also profiled Hollywood legends such as Mitzi Gaynor and Angie Dickenson. In addition, he has done historical portraits of most of America’s past presidents, with a particular fondness for the lowest-ranked ones.

He is also a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” Prior to that, he created and hosted Cooking Channel’s “My Grandmother’s Ravioli.” Rocca learned to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. Before that, he spent four seasons as a correspondent on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Mo Rocca
Mo Rocca

His career began in TV as a producer and writer. He covered the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS children’s series “Wishbone.” He went on to write and produce for other kids’ series including Nickelodeon’s “The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss” and ABC’s “Pepper Ann.”

Mo Rocca Age

Rocca is 53 years old as of 2022. He was born (Maurice Alberto Rocca) on January 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C., United States. Rocca celebrates his birthday on the 28th of January.

Mo Rocca Height

Rocca stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches.

Mo Rocca Family

Rocca was born and raised in Washington, D.C, United States to his father Marcel Rocca, and his mother. He was brought up along with his two brothers, Frank Rocca who is a cast of “The Francis Effect,” and Larry Rocca who is a former Newsday sportswriter. His mother immigrated to Washington, D.C. from Bogotá, Colombia in 1956 at age 28, and his father was a third-generation Italian-American from Leominster, Massachusetts.

Mo Rocca Partner/Gay

Rocca is openly gay, he never married. In July 2011, he finally came out as gay on a podcast, and ever since he has embraced his sexual identity and was praised by the gay community for appearing in the 2015 Mass of Pope Francis. In addition to that, he said it is only in his 40s he become comfortable with being gay and mentioned having a boyfriend in another one of his interviews in 2017 but kept his identity a secret. He lives in New York.

Mo Rocca Net Worth

Rocca has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a humorist, journalist, correspondent, and actor.

Mo Rocca Salary

Rocca earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


Throughout his career, he has won several awards and honors. In 2020, he won a primetime Emmy as a writer for the 64th Annual Tony Awards. He earned Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on “CBS Sunday Morning” and “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.”


Apart from his journalism career job, he is also an author. He authored a satirical book “All the Presidents’ Pets, The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over,” a historical novel about White House pets and their role in presidential decision-making.


Rocca, parlaying from his Mobituaries podcast, authored Mobituaries in 2019, a book about underappreciated people in history such as Elizabeth Jennings Graham.

Mo Rocca CBS News

Rocca works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. John Dickerson
  2. Seth Doane
  3. Tony Dokoupil
  4. Jericka Duncan
  5. Vladimir Duthiers
  6. Carter Evans
  7. Pamela Falk
  8. Major Garrett
  9. Jeff Glor
  10. Catherine Herridge
  11. Caitlin Huey-Burns
  12. Ramy Inocencio
  13. Dana Jacobson
  14. Gayle King
  15. Ian Lee
  16. Lilia Luciano
  17. Michelle Miller
  18. Erin Moriarty
  19. Ed O’Keefe
  20. Meg Oliver
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