Mo Rocca, the eclectic correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning,” will stay for at least two more years at the venerable CBS News program, under the terms of a new deal struck between his representatives and the CBS Corp. unit.
Rocca, who is represented by United Talent Agency and attorney Peter Grant of Grubman Shire & Meiselas, has been with the program, anchored by Jane Pauley, since 2008. His portfolio of work often emphasizes presidential history, but has also included stories on taking a trip down the Mississippi River or Justice Scalia’s legacy at the Supreme Court.
Rocca, who was once a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” has several projects about to launch. The second season of his “Mobituaries” podcast will kick off in November of 2019. A book, “Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving,” will be released by CBS publishing arm Simon & Schuster on November 5, 2019. A live show based on the concept will start this fall.
Rocca is also known for his contributions as a panelist to the NPR quiz show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” He hosts the weekly documentary series “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation” on CBS, and recently closed a deal to continue to host the program for the next four years. He created and hosted the Cooking Channel program “MY Grandmother’s Ravioli.”