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 Jacob Soboroff has created and hosted programming for some of the most well-known networks in the United States. MTV News asked Jacob to report on the 2012 presidential primary election, for which he spoke with Mitt Romney about America's young voters. As the AMC News correspondent, Jacob interviews actors and filmmakers at the world's most prestigious film festivals for the critically-acclaimed network. Also for AMC, Jacob narrated the documentary "Committed," which he produced with Oscar and Emmy nominee Morgan Spurlock. Jacob co-hosted NBC's proactive school makeover show School Pride and has contributed reporting to CNN, NPR's Weekend Edition and the PBS series WIRED Science. Jacob serves as the executive director of Why Tuesday, a nonpartisan group working to increase American voter participation, and as a member of the City Year Los Angeles associates board. His talk about increasing American voter turnout was featured on the main stage at TED 2012 in Long Beach. In college, Jacob was an aide to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

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