Net Worth and Salary

Net Worth and Salary

Podcast Host television host

Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria

Who is Cara Santa Maria?

Cara Santa Maria is a neuroscientist, podcaster, and television host from the United States. Cara Santa Maria is most known for hosting The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe and Techknown.

Cara Santa Maria – Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Cara Santa Maria was born in Plano, Texas on October 19, 1983

She will be 39 years old in 2023. 

Her faith is Christianity, and she is a Libra.

Her father is an Italian engineer, and her mother is of Puerto Rican descent and a teacher. 

Her parents were raised in Catholic backgrounds and converted to Mormonism together.

Cara’s parents split when she was 16, although her parents’ names are unknown. 

She has one sibling, an older sister.

Cara was a jazz vocalist who auditioned for the season of American Idol but was not chosen. 

She then opted to further her education.

Cara received her bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of North Texas in 2004.

She received her master’s degree in biological science with an emphasis in neurology in 2007.

Cara enrolled in a doctoral program at Queens College, CUNY, in 2020, where she worked as an adjunct professor and laboratory researcher.

Net Worth of Cara Santa Maria? Salary, Earning

Cara Santa Maria’s net worth is expected to be $1 million in 2023.

She does, however, make a lot of money from her multiple jobs.

Facts of Cara Santa Maria

Full Name Cara Santa Maria
Occupation Host
Age 39
Date of Birth October 19, 1983
Place of Birth Plano, TX
Star Sign Libra
Country United States
Gender Female
Net Worth $1 million

Relationship, Married life, Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Cara Santa Maria’s current dating status is unknown.

She previously had a love relationship with her partner, Bill Maher, who is a TV personality, comedian, actor, and other things. 

Her ex-boyfriend is also considered to be a savvy man with several relationship escapades.

Cara Santa Maria is with Bill Maher. Source: UPI

The couple began dating in 2009, and they have been seen together at various events and programs. 

The couple split up in 2011 after two years of dating, although they never revealed the reason for their split.

Cara has not officially confirmed their relationship since then.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Color

Cara Santa Maria stands at 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs an undetermined amount. 

She also adopted a lip-piercing ring. She has brown hair as well as brown eyes. 

Furthermore, no information about her other physical measurements is provided.

Cara Santa Maria – Professional Career

Before joining the television industry, Santa Maria worked as the laboratory manager and chief cell culture technician at the Center for Network Neuroscience. 

Cara co-produced and hosted a pilot called Talk Nerdy to Me on HBO in 2009, but it never aired.

Cara is the scientific journalist for the popular National Geographic television series Brain Games. 

She has also been on other programs such as Larry King Live, Geraldo at Large (Fox News), Parker Spitzer (CNN), and others.

She also co-wrote the book Skeptics Guide to the Universe.

She is the National Geographic Almanac 2019 and 2020 spokesperson.

She is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Social Justice and Diversity from Fielding Graduate University.

Nominations & Awards

Cara received the Knight Innovation Give Forward Award in 2014.

In 2016, she won the 66th Annual Golden Mike Awards.

Cara won the Los Angeles Area Emmy Award in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Cara Santa Maria – Social Media Status

With almost 22.7k followers on Instagram, the television host Cara is active. 

Similarly, she joined Twitter in January 2010 and now has over 76.9k followers. 

She also has more than 59k Facebook followers.

She also has a YouTube channel, however, she has yet to publish any videos. 

Despite this, her YouTube channel has over 4.02k subscribers.

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Quick Facts of Cara Santa Maria

  • Cara is an American television presenter, podcaster, and neuroscientist.
  • She is better known as the co-host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe and Techknown.
  • Cara is the science correspondent on National Geographic’s popular television series, Brain Games.
  • The television presenter was rumored to be in a relationship with Seth MacFarlane in 2011.
  • Cara has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2023.