Hon. Capri S.Cafaro is a TV Host, cookbook author, culinary podcast host, and TV commentator. Previously, Capri was a state senator in her native Ohio for a decade prior to her term ending due to mandated limits. During her tenure as a lawmaker, she also served as Minority Leader for almost 4 years. She graduated with a degree in American Studies from the prestigious Stanford University at aged 19 and holds two master’s degrees as well. When she is not on TV or in the kitchen, Capri is in the classroom as a professor at American University as well as a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.
Over the last 5 years, Capri has been a regular guest host and provided commentary on Fox News, the #1 rated cable news network In the United States. She was also a regular co-host on Outnumbered and appeared several times as a co-host on The Five, the top-rated show in key demos, with viewership anywhere from 1 to 2.8 million per show. Capri has guest anchored Bulls and Bears on the Fox Business Network, and been invited onto international including networks, including in the UK ITV’s GMB, BBC News & Sky News, CBC Canada and Newsnight Afrika in South Africa.
Capri’s lifelong passion for food and storytelling has led to a shift away from news and towards cooking programming and lifestyle talk shows. Capri is the host and creator of America the Bountiful, an original food & travel series exploring the regional food traditions of America’s heartland, showing that America’s Heartland is not just flyover country but is a rich cornucopia of cultures inspiring surprisingly diverse flavors on plates across the nation. The show was inspired in part by Capri’s degree in American Studies as well her time as an elected official when she served on the Senate Agriculture Committee and co-authored Ohio’s tourism promotion law.
In 2020, Capri’s debut cookbook, United We Eat, received international acclaim and features 50 recipes that tell America’s unique story, demonstrating how food can unite and bring people together. As part of her virtual book tour, Capri appeared on a variety of television cooking segments on stations across North America from Portland, OR to Tampa, FL as well as on Canada’s #1 morning show, Breakfast Television and Canada’s #1 daytime talk show, The Social.In November 2020, Capri and her cookbook were recognized at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Thanksgiving event, alongside acclaimed Chef Jose Andreas.
Capri is the host of her culinary podcast series Eat Your Heartland Out which features the intersection of food and culture in the American Midwest. Season 2 of Eat Your Heartland Out, starts in mid-January 2021, and will be also distributed on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, an entity that provides content to public radio affiliates across the United States.
Capri was also in front of the camera as a brand ambassador for UK based international retailer Karen Millen’s Women Who Can campaign and in front of a mic sharing her music knowledge as a guest DJ on SiriusXM’s Classic Vinyl and Ozzy’s Boneyard.
In addition to television and radio, Capri’s work and expertise has been featured in publications including, Variety, the Huffington Post, the Food Network, and Taste of Home online.