Born and raised in New York City, Nev Schulman is a passionate lover of the arts and active advocate for safe and responsible social media use. He has spent the last four years traveling around the U.S. as the executive producer and host of CATFISH: THE TV SHOW. The hit series was inspired by the critically acclaimed 2010 documentary CATFISH which featured Nev and his story of online love and deception.In addition to his work on CATFISH, Nev has been a guest speaker at many universities and corporate conferences.In 2014, Nev published his first book, In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age. He is a regular contributor to ATTN, Glamour, and MTV.com. Also an active fundraiser for charity, Nev is a member of the Young Leadership Committee for Leave Out ViolencE and recently completed the New York City Marathon as a member of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization team.Nev’s media appearances include Ellen, 20/20, The View, Anderson 360, and Chelsea Lately.
iO is an artist, activist, writer, speaker, actor, and social scientist. iO’s work primarily deals with identity, be it through fine art portraiture, or ongoing activism campaign, Self Evident Truths. iO has exhibited artwork internationally, and has published several Limited addition art books. iO is a public speaker, who regularly travels the country lecturing at events and schools, encouraging people to broaden their 'circle of normalcy', and expand their sphere of empathy. iO’s TED talk, "Fifty Shades of Gay" has been viewed by over 2.3 million people and is considered a key element of the growing international discussion of sexuality and gender. iO was a professional film and theater actor until the age of 20. iO published a Street Art magazine, Overspray, for five years, and has also directed several independent music videos. iO is currently working on reaching 10,000 portraits for Self Evident Truths, a feature film screenplay, and a forthcoming memoir, to be published by Ecco Books, (an imprint of Harper Collins), in 2016.