Takepart Live: Cast
is Co-Host of “TakePart Live,” Pivot’s new late-night talk show. A skilled host, interviewer, producer and public speaker, PAPER Magazine called him “the media world’s new favorite nerd-hunk” in January 2013.
Previously, Jacob was a host and producer at HuffPost Live, the streaming network of The Huffington Post. He has interviewed a wide range of newsmakers and celebrities, from the mayors of New York and Los Angeles, to Bill Maher and Tyler Perry, to survivors of sexual assault in the U.S. military.
Jacob co-anchored HuffPost Live’s weeklong breaking news coverage of Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, as well special live broadcasts following the 2012 presidential debates and party conventions.
In 2012, Jacob contributed to MTV’s election coverage, appearing with candidate Mitt Romney. He also hosted the web series “Civics In A Minute” for Participant Media, a Webby Award honoree. That same year, his TED Talk about American voter participation was featured on the main stage of the prestigious conference.
Jacob co-hosted NBC’s proactive school makeover show “School Pride” in 2010, a seven-episode series executive produced by actress Cheryl Hines. The following year he hosted SoCal Wanderer, a series about outdoor life in Southern California for KCET, the nation’s largest independent TV network.
In 2008, Jacob was hired as the face of AMC, hosting coverage of new movies and film festivals for the critically acclaimed network. Also for AMC, Jacob narrated the documentary “Committed," which he executive produced with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.
After the election of Barack Obama, Jacob developed a documentary for Participant Media about voting in America based on his work running the nonprofit Why Tuesday? organization.
Jacob has also contributed to CNN, NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and the PBS series “WIRED Science.” While a student at NYU, he was an advance man to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and presidential candidate Howard Dean.
Jacob is married to Nicole Cari and they live in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
is the co-host of “TakePart Live,” Pivot’s new late-night talk show. Previously, Cara worked as the Senior Science Correspondent for The Huffington Post, where she produced and hosted a science web series called "Talk Nerdy To Me." She’s also served as co-host on the Weather Channel original series/specials "Hacking the Planet" and "The Truth About Twisters," as well as host at “The Young Turks Networks.”
When Cara was a child, she dug up her backyard hoping to find the next great dinosaur discovery. She hasn’t managed to outgrow her love of the prehistoric, as shown by a tattoo of Archaeopteryx lithographica she proudly bears on her forearm.
From 2004 until 2009, Cara taught biology and psychology courses to high school students and college undergraduates in Texas and New York. She has a passion for science education. It is her mission to make the fascination she feels for the natural world accessible to as many people as possible. She has also performed clinical and laboratory research on various topics, ranging from the neuropsychology of blindness to computational neurophysiology to adult neurogenesis in songbirds.
At twenty years old, Cara graduated with honors from the University of North Texas, where she studied psychology and philosophy. She went on to earn her M.S. in neurobiology in 2007.
Cara has appeared on “Larry King Live” (CNN), “Parker/Spitzer” (CNN), “Geraldo at Large” (Fox News), “I Kid” (TLC), “The War Room” (Current TV), “The Nerdist” (BBC America), “The Young Turks” (Current TV), and “Attack of the Show” (G4). She co-produced/hosted a pilot for HBO, and she has been a guest on multiple episodes of “StarTalk Radio with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson,” “The Joe Rogan Experience,” and “The Nerdist” podcasts.