Who is Nessa Diab?
Nessa Diab was born on May 6, 1981 under the sign of Taurus, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a 39-year-old TV and radio personality, probably best known as a host of Hot 97 and several MTV shows such as “Girl Code”, “Teen Mom” and “The Real World”. Nessa is also known as the girlfriend of Colin Kaepernick, a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL), and civil rights activist.
How rich is she right now? Nessa Diab net worth
As of early 2020, Nessa Diab’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million; earned through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a TV and radio personality.
Moreover, she is believed to share the wealth of her famous boyfriend, Colin Kaepernick, who is said to have a total net worth of over $20 million.
Early life, nationality, ethnicity, educational background
Nessa Diab was born at an Egyptian father and a Middle Eastern mother, but is American by nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic group, and practices Islam. She has two brothers, but the names and occupations of her parents and brothers have not yet been revealed to the media. She split her early years between Los Angeles, California and Saudi Arabia because of her father’s job. She once revealed that she was present in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. After taking her matriculation exam, she enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 2001, at just 20 years old, with a BA degree in Mass Communication.
While in college, Nessa Diab remixed songs, and one titled “Rydaz” was played on air before she decided to pursue her career in radio. Her career started when she did an internship at the commercial radio station Wild 94.9, based in San Francisco, California and broadcast in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nessa eventually started working on her own news show “The Baydestrian Report”, but in no time landed a job on another show entitled “West Coast Report”, on POWER 106 KPWR. She later left Wild 94.9 to join ENERGY 92, also based in San Francisco, but later returned to Wild 94.9 to host nightly shows, then joined 101.5 JAMZ in Phoenix, Arizona to serve as the daily night show on-air personality.
Rise to fame
Nessa rose to prominence when she started working on her own primetime radio show “Nessa’s Night Show” on Wild 94.9. During her stint there, she interviewed a number of celebrities and artists, which earned her the chance to work as a host on the MTV comedy show “Girl Code” for seasons 1 – 4 from 2013 to 2015. In 2013, she also served as a co-host from the music show “2013 MTV Woodie Awards”, the MTV2 music video show “Ain’t That America” and the MTV2 show “Charlamagne & Friends”. In the following year, Nessa hosted the VH1 live daily morning news and pop culture talk show “Big Morning Buzz Live”, after which she also hosted MTV shows such as “Real World: Ex-Plosion Reunion”, “Teen Mom Aftershow”, and “The Real World After Show”.
Hot 97 and recent projects
In 2015, Nessa joined the spin-off series “Girl Code Live”, and in the same year she gained recognition since she started working at New York City’s top-rated hip-hop radio station Hot 97. replacing Angie Martínez as the host of the show “Afternoon Drive”. It was followed by her hosting of “The Challenge: Battle Of The Bloodlines Reunion”, “Real Talk Aftershow”, and “The Challenge: Rivals III Reunion”, all in 2016.
In 2018, she got a job as a host on the talk show “Talk Stoop” from NBC Universal, which she is still working on. Most recently, she also worked as the host of the MTV reality series “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” in 2019. Furthermore, she has her own show, titled “The Nessa Show” on Hot 97.
Appearance and vital statistics
Nessa Diab has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) while weighing around 140 lbs (63 kg). Her vital stats are 42-25-35 and bra size 42D.
Relationship with Colin Kaepernick
Before starting her relationship with Colin Kaepernick, Nessa Diab was in a romantic relationship with professional NFL player Aldon Smith. After their split, Nessa started dating Colin in July 2015, which she confirmed in February 2016.
Besides her friend Colin Kaperenick, Nessa Diab is also known as an outspoken activist and they founded the Know your rights camp in 2016, representing a traveling youth empowerment initiative for disadvantaged youth.
They recently raised money for COVID-19 and created a legal defense initiative for victims of excessive force or civil rights violations. Nessa was also part of it Plan B One Step’s Perfectly Imperfect nationwide campaign. In addition, she serves as the host of an annual pampering party for underprivileged girls, and as a mentor to students from organizations such as New York City’s Dream Charter School. She even launched a mentorship and scholarship program at the Lower East Side Girls Club in 2018.
Who is her boyfriend? Colin Kaepernick Wiki/Bio
Colin Kaepernick was born on November 3, 1987 under the sign of Scorpio, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, to an American mother and an African American father. His mother, Heidi Russo, gave him up for adoption, so Colin was raised by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick.
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He has two older siblings, a brother named Kyle and a sister named Devon. The family lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he spent his early years until they moved to Turlock, California when he was four years old.
Amateur high school career
At age eight, Colin began playing football for a youth team as a punter and defensive end, but the following year played in the starting quarterback position. Colin attended John H. Pitman High School, where he was a 4.0 GPA student, and where he played football, baseball, and basketball. He distinguished himself in all three sports, as he was nominated for All-State selection in all three. He led the school football team to their first playoff victory in school history and was named the Central California Conference’s Most Valuable Player.
On his 2006 matriculation exam, Colin was offered several baseball scholarships, which he turned down to accept a football scholarship from the University of Nevada at Reno in 2007. He was eventually named one of the top quarterbacks in the country and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010. In 2009, he was selected in the 43rd round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs , but he declined the offer to continue playing football. Colin finished his college career with 10,098 passing yards, 4,112 rushing yards, 82 passing touchdowns, 59 rushing touchdowns, and 24 interceptions. He became the first quarterback in Division I FBS college football history to pass more than 10,000 meters and rush more than 4,000 meters. Academically, he maintained a 4.0 grade point average and graduated in 2011 with a BA in Business Management.
From NFL player to Free Agent
In 2011, Colin Kaepernick began his professional playing career after being selected as the 36th overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He initially played in the backup quarterback position until being reassigned to the starting quarterback position in 2012. In the same season, he led the team to their appearance in the Super Bowl XLVII championship in New Orleans, as they lost to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 31-34. The following season, Colin led the 49ers to reach the NFC Championship Game, as they lost to the Seattle Seahawks. Then in 2014, he signed a six-year contract extension with the team worth up to $126 million, but the next two seasons, the team failed to achieve great success as he missed the playoffs.
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He eventually revealed that the 49ers had plans to fire him ever since he later sat and knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality and police brutality back in 2016. Soon after, he decided to cancel his contract and became a free agent in 2017.
Lawsuit against the NFL
Following his departure from the San Francisco 49ers, Colin went unsigned through the offseason and training camps for the following season. It led to accusations that he was banned for his on-field political views as a player like him couldn’t find a team. That is why Colin filed a lawsuit against the NFL in 2017. He said the league’s owners conspired to keep him off a team. In 2019, it was announced that they had reached a confidential agreement. In addition, he talked to XFL and the Alliance of American Football about playing for them.