MTV knows that fans of the Teen Mom franchise cannot get enough of all eight ladies — so of course, the network added more live after shows! Mostly every Monday night, MTV will air a 30-minute live after show featuring appearances from the moms of Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 — depending on which iteration is currently on rotation. Each week, the ladies will sit down with host Nessa and they’ll dish about the show and give updates on their lives now that cameras aren’t rolling — and Nessa’s funny commentary and great chemistry with the moms is quickly earning her a role as an honorary member of the franchise. Keep scrolling below to find out more about the Teen Mom after show host!
She’s definitely a familiar face to the MTV family
Nessa got her big break on the network in 2013 when Girl Code premiered with her as one of the original cast members! The show — which is a spinoff of the series Guy Code — which is a comedy series that acts as a how-to guide for how to tackle any situation in life. The following year, she went on to earn a role as host in a handful of after shows for fan-favorite MTV reality shows — from The Real World to Snooki and JWoww and Teen Mom.
She got her start on the radio.
She got her start in show business by working nights at the San Francisco Bay Area Top 40 radio station Wild 94.9, where she interviewed artists and celebrities. She went on to work for iHeartRadio and LA-based station Power 106, and she would record her best interviews and upload them to YouTube, which is what led MTV to cast her in Girl Code.
She replaced iconic NYC radio personality, Angie Martinez.
In 2015, Nessa landed the biggest role of her career as she took over famed NYC-based hip-hop station Hot 97’s prime daytime slot, Afternoon Drive. She had some pretty big shoes to fill taking over for Angie, who is known as “The Voice of New York,” but Nessa was grateful for the opportunity.
"Hot 97 has the best energy and continues to preserve the culture, which was something that I always wanted [in the West Coast] but didn't have," she told The Fader. "For me to be part of their legacy is incredible." She also currently hosts the nationally syndicated radio show Nessa On Air.
She’s an outspoken activist.
The Southern California native is very open about her Muslim heritage and she often uses her platform in order to spread awareness to social justice issues.
Her boyfriend is an NFL star.
Nessa started dating the San Francisco 49ers’ star quarterback Colin Kaepernick in July 2015 and they went public with their relationship the following year. She constantly gushes about her 30-year-old boyfriend’s activism on social media.