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How MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff Is Making His Mark on Campaign 2016

25 July 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Philadelphia — When he was not even three years old, Jacob Soboroff drew some dials on a cardboard box, cut a hole to create a “screen” and popped himself inside to air his first news report — chirping something about life on the beach in Santa Monica.

The through line from that moment more than three decades ago to this week’s Democratic National Convention is not crystal clear, but it is there. Los Angeles-native Soboroff is one of a breakthrough group of reporters who have made their mark in Campaign 2016 – weaned on political campaigns, including his dad’s run for L.A. mayor in 2000, molded by the new millennium’s multi-channel online and TV landscape and tempered by an election cycle as unpredictable as any in memory.

The Harvard-Westlake and Nyu grad’s dispatches from around America have the vibe of a hipper, latter-day Charles Kuralt — commiserating with a hover boat driver in the Everglades and an ice »

- James Rainey

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Brian Williams Apologizes After Woman Says Va Is ‘F—ed Up’ Live on MSNBC (Video)

1 February 2016 6:44 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Brian Williams is sorry. In his return to primetime TV, anchoring MSNBC’s Iowa caucuses coverage, the former “NBC Nightly News” anchor had to apologize after a young, impassioned Iowa voter yelled on-camera that the Veterans Administration is “f—ed up.” “We apologize,” Williams said on behalf of himself, MSNBC and reporter Jacob Soboroff, who was in a gym watching the exchange between the woman and Sanders supporters who were trying to get her to join them. Also Read: Iowa Caucuses: Who Do You Think Will Win? (Poll) The Sanders supporters stressed that their candidate would help veterans, to which the woman said she was. »

- Tim Molloy

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