In 2008, Mo covered the Democratic Convention for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Mo contributes to AOL Newsbloggers. His blog is entitled Mo Rocca 180°, Only Half as Tedious as the Regular News.
Mo loves the play "Cats" and knows all the songs from the show. When he worked as an usher for the show, and sat through the performance 40 times, he grew to dislike the show.
Mo lives in New York City.
Mo worked as a consulting editor for the men's magazine "Perfect 10".
Mo started off in television by working as a writer and producer for the show Wishbone.
Mo has written a book titled "All The President's Pets: The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over."
Mo has appeared in the Broadway play "The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee" as Vice Principal Douglas Panch. He also was involved in the play "Grease" that toured southeast Asia.
Mo has said if he went back to college he would major in history.
Mo was accepted to Boston College, the University of Virginia, William and Mary, Williams, Columbia and Harvard. He was rejected by Amherst and Juilliard.
During college, Mo volunteered at a prison teaching reading and GED prep.
Mo was involved in Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and was president of the group his senior year in college.
Mo earned a degree in English from Harvard. He wanted to major in theater, but that major was unavailable.
His trademarks are wearing a bow tie and thick framed glasses.
Mo spoke on the campus of the University of North Carolina as the 2005 Senior Class speaker.
Mo: (About his work on The Daily Show) Honestly we never lied to people about who we were. Usually the wackier interviews came to pass because the interview subjects, aware that we were Comedy Central, just wanted to get their stories out.
Mo: I'm in fact a hair under six feet, but I'm very svelte. People would never see me if I turned sideways.
Mo: The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny. If you don't think it's funny, but you're convinced that other people will think it is, well they won't.
Mo: I'd rather call myself a mischief-maker, an imp, rather than a satirist. Satirist sounds so self important. Plus no one is calling himself an imp right now. It makes me feel special.
Mo: I know a lot about a few things-mostly useless things.
Mo: I have been on Telemundo 'cause I'm half-Columbian. I have not been on BET because I am especially pale right now.
Mo: (On his thoughts on why he was rejected from some colleges) Juilliard - an 18-year-old auditioning for a drama school with a monologue from Othello's Iago is, in retrospect, pretty ridiculous
Mo: (On the biggest obstacle he overcame in college) My vanity. I wore a thinly lined blue parka from L.L. Bean that I thought looked good. It wasn't warm enough, though, so I suffered through four brutal winters. (So I guess I didn't overcome my vanity.)
Mo: (On his study habits at Harvard) I was a spaz. I was way too hyperactive to study for long. I would freak out, then crash, then be too tired to read or write. I really should have had less sugar.