Mini Bio (1)
Jake Sasseville grew up in Lewiston, Maine and moved to New York City at the age of 19. As a teenager in Maine, he felt there wasn't any television programming available to him that really captured the essence of America. As a sophomore at Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine, he created and was host to the first episodes of "The Edge with Jake Sasseville" on the local cable-access station, Great Falls TV. His staff consisted entirely of teenagers.
His work was featured on a number of Maine television news programs and the state's largest publications, earning local fame by the age of 18. His first major guest on "The Edge with Jake Sasseville" was Mark Mathabane, a best-selling author who had appeared on other programs, including "Oprah." He also interviewed local celebrities.
Sasseville's big break came in the spring of 2004 when he and a crew visited NBC's "Will and Grace" to interview the crew and tape backstage footage. The program aired on the Maine Fox affiliate and produced substantial revenue for Sasseville's production company, Foot in Mouth, Inc. From there, Sasseville grew "The Edge" into a national, once-weekly program that was syndicated on about 40 stations throughout the United States. He served as executive producer and host.
"The Edge" continued until 2010, when Sasseville ended production and began a new late-night program, "Late Night Republic," that was also syndicated nationally. Sasseville told press at the time that the show better reflected his maturity. The first guest was comedian Michael Ian Black. The show featured extensive sponsor integration, including integration of its flagship sponsor, the Proctor and Gamble Pringles Xtreme brand. Sasseville has indicated a desire to move the program toward a curated crowd sourced format in 2011.
He attended the New York Institute of Technology and Marymount Manhattan University, both in New York City, but left college to pursue his business interests full-time.
He enjoys exotic travel, skydiving, reading, spirituality, and river rafting. He resides in New York City and San Francisco.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Edge with Jake Sasseville