Nessa Diab Biography
Nessa Diab is an extremely talented American radio and television personality who made her way to the hearts of people with her sheer creative geniuses and influential style. Born during the Gulf War days, Nessa’s fate turned when she moved to the U.S. for a degree in Mass Communication.
The opportunity allowed her to break free from her war-impinged early years and come out as a superstar in her own right.
While studying at UC, Berkeley, Nessa first bagged a show on the WILD 94.9 KYLD airwaves. Ever since then, there was no looking back for the spirited girl who climbed up the ladder of success, one at a time.
The magnum opus of Nessa’s already successful career came in when she bagged a primetime show at San Francisco’s Wild 94.4’s ‘Nessa’s Night Show’.
Taking her success story further, she clutched an appointment at New York City’s iconic Hot97, to become ‘The Voice of New York’.
She even has served as the host of several popular American television shows. In 2015, Nessa was invited to the United Nation’s celebration of ‘Women’s History Month’ to talk about the status of women in media.
Nessa Diab Age
Diab was born on May 6, 1981, and is currently 41 years old as of 2022. Her birth sign is Taurus.
She stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall.
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Nessa’s Family| Early Life
Nessa Diab was born on May 6, 1981, in Southern California. She was raised as a Muslim by her Egyptian father and Middle Eastern mother.
Moreover, she has two brothers. Due to the nature of her father’s job, the family shifted base to Saudi Arabia when Nessa was young. However, they traveled frequently in and out of California.
Born at a time when the Middle East was embroiled in the Gulf War, Nessa, from an early age, had a first-hand experience of the war and the tragedies that resulted from it.
She wore gas masks to school. War sirens, bloody combats, gory battlefields, and innocent death was the environment that Nessa grew up in.
It was due to this that she wanted to break out of this lifestyle and breathe free. Nessa got the chance when she enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley for a degree in Mass Communication.
Before her career took off, Nessa was into creating music and writing songs. She even remixed music. In fact, much before officially being in radio, one of Nessa’s remixed songs, ‘Rydaz’ of the Destiny Child song ‘Soldier’, was played on air.
Nessa Diab Boyfriend
On the romantic front, Nessa dated Aldon Smith before getting to a relationship with football quarterback Colin Kaepernick in July 2015.
It was almost a year later on February 2016 that they made their relationship official, publicly announcing in media.
Diab has a net worth of approximately $2.5 Million as of 2023.
She began working on a news show on WILD 94.9 KYLD. Not the one to be satisfied easily, She grabbed another show on POWER 106 KPWR called ‘West Coast Report’.
With this, she became a handful of the lot who was concurrently an on-air personality in the two largest radio markets on the West Coast.
Diab then changed her home station from WILD 94.9 to ENERGY 92.7 in San Francisco but she returned to WILD 94.9 for station’s overnight show during weekdays.
Diab next bagged a weekday night show for 101.5 JAMZ in Phoenix, Arizona.
Maneuvering her way through the radio ranks, her next stop was for San Francisco’s Wild 94.4 primetime radio show ‘Nessa’s Night Show’.
The show proved to be the biggest breakthrough in her career. Her celebrity interviews helped her rise to prominence not just in San Francisco airwaves but also on YouTube.
Such was the admiration and appreciation that MTV offered her the opportunity to host the popular TV show ‘Girl CodeM’.
Her career peaked to meteoric heights in 2015 when she replaced Angie Martinez on the drivetime slot on New York City’s iconic Hot97, thus becoming ‘The Voice of New York’.
As a jockey in one of the biggest and most influential hip hop stations in the world, Nessa’s popularity rose ten-folds.
Currently, she also serves as the host of The Nessa Show on Host 97, which airs on the radio station WQHT KMVQ.
Besides her successful radio career, She has also hosted the television shows, such as ‘Ain’t That America’, ‘iHeartRadio Music Festival’, ‘VH1 Big Morning Buzz’, ‘Teen Mom Aftershow’, and ‘Real Talk’.
Nessa Diab and Jenelle Evans
Jenelle Evans walked out of Monday’s Teen Mom 2 reunion in tears after being confronted by host Nessa Diab over the reality star’s negative comments about her boyfriend Colin Kaepernick.
Tension sparked between the women when Evans explained her issues with costar Amber Portwood came to a boiling point when Portwood called her husband David Eason abusive.
That’s when Diab, 38, explained Evans did the same to her. “You posed hateful comments on social media about my family. My man, Colin Kaepernick,” Nessa stated.
Evans quickly denied she ever said anything nasty about Kaepernick, 31, forcing Diab to share her comments with the audience.
Back in September, Evans expressed disappointment in Nike on Facebook after the brand revealed Kaepernick was the face of their “Just Do It” campaign.
Kaepernick, who has been a Nike athlete since 2011, made headlines in August 2016. When he declined to stand for the anthem when it was played before games. Instead of standing, he kneeled to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
In response to Nike’s announcement, Evans wrote “‘Let’s choose the most disrespected guy in the NFL for our promos.
Let’s add a slogan about sacrificing, everyone will love it,’” Evans wrote mocking Nike. “Let’s choose the man that kneels at our flag,’ YOU’RE WRONG.”
“I will not be buying Nike anymore. Chris Kyle’s wife wrote a huge letter about how she feels and I couldn’t agree more.
HER husband actually DID sacrifice A LOT. Nike should change their ‘motto’ immediately. Nike needs a new PR person pronto.”
Evans also used the ad to show her support for President Donald Trump. “Donald J. Trump’s unemployment rate is so low, even Colin Kaepernick found a job! MERICA.!”
Addressing those comments on the reunion, Diab told the reality star. “Please understand something — my man uses his platform to peacefully protest systemic oppression in this country. Specifically, police brutality against black people.”
“Men, women, and children are dying — wrongfully dying,” Nessa explained to Evans after her Facebook appeared on a screen for the audience to see.
“And people who are doing this are not being held accountable. That is the issue. It has nothing to do with military men, military women, OK? Because they fought for our constitution to peacefully protest.
All of us. I would have appreciated if you had contacted me. I would’ve been more than happy, Jenelle, to have a healthy conversation.”
Before fleeing the stage, Evans claimed to not know anything about Kaepernick. “I’m done with this bulls—,” Evans said as she stormed off crying.
“This is about my storyline and you want to bring up your issues. You want to bring up Teen Mom to bring up your issues.”
Nessa Diab and Colin Kaepernick
A few months after Diab and Kap started dating, congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) blasted Kapernick for not standing during the national anthem and blamed her for “changing his political view.
King went on Newsmax TV to denounce Colin for his relationship with Nessa. He claimed she was “sympathetic to ISIS” and went on to say:
“I understand that he has an Islamic girlfriend that is his fiancé, and that this has changed him and has taken on some different political views along the way.”
At the time Kaepernick told USA Today: “I have great respect for the religion, know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people.
But I think that (rumor of conversion) comes along with people’s fear of this protest, as well as Islamophobia in this country.
People are terrified of them to the point where Trump wants to ban all Muslims from coming here, which is ridiculous. The impact is just conversations that we constantly have.
This is an open discussion that I have with many people, not just my woman. She is Muslim, her family is Muslim, I have great respect for them.
I have great respect for people’s right to believe what they want to believe. And I don’t think anybody should be prosecuted for judged based on what their beliefs all.”