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journalist , photojournalist

Tabitha L. Soren, American photojournalist, journalist. Recipient Peabody Journalism award University Georgia, 1993, Leadership award National League Women Voters, 1993.


Soren, Tabitha L. was born on August 19, 1967 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Daughter of John Thomas and Mary Jane (Quinn) Sornberger.


Bachelor cum laude in Journalism, New York University, 1989.


She is perhaps best known as the public face for MTV's "Choose or Lose" campaign designed to inspire young people to vote. As a 19-year-old college student at New York University, she appeared in a 1987 video for "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" by the Beastie Boys. She graduated with a B.A. in journalism.

At the age of 23, Soren was the face of MTV's Choose or Lose campaign, which focused on encouraging young adults to vote. Clips of Soren's interviews with Tupac Shakur were included in the 2003 documentary film Tupac: Resurrection. Soren is mentioned in the 1998 film American History X, and also did a cameo in the movie The Cable Guy as herself.

In October 2008, she interviewed Ralph Nader for C-SPAN. Soren exhibits her photographs throughout the United States. Her show at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art opened on June 1, 2012. She studied photography at Stanford University and the California College of the Arts.

She played herself in an episode of Portlandia on January 4, 2013.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to various periodicals.


John Thomas Sornberger

Mary Jane (Quinn) Sornberger