Nessa Diab’s Net Worth, Education, Family & Career

Nessa Diab is an American TV host and radio jockey who has been presenting Nessa on Air, a popular hip-hop show since 2018. Diab is also a social activist for women and the youths at a disadvantage.

Besides making the headlines for her bold yet witty comments and a sharp sense of fashion, Diab also grabs the limelight for being the partner of the former footballer, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick played for the SanFrancisco 49ers for six seasons as its quarterback. However, his career went downhill after he knelt during the national anthem during one of the games.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Popular NameNessa
Real NameNessa Diab
Date of birthMay 6, 1984
Age40 years old
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, USA
HometownCalifornia, USA
FatherNot disclosed
MotherNot disclosed
Brother(s)Not disclosed
StatusIn a relationship
PartnerColin Kaepernick
OccupationTV host, RJ, Entrepreneur, and Social 
Net worth2 Million USD
Height5 ft 8 in( 173cm)
Weight63 kg
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Instagram idnessnitty
YouTubeNessa On Air

Nessa Net Worth

Diab has been leading a successful career ever since she was in college.

She has done internships and worked for various radio stations and TV shows.

These opportunities have helped her become a celebrity and earn a decent sum of money.

By the start of 2024, Diab has a net worth of 2 million USD.

Nessa Personal Life And Family

The 40 year-old RJ was born in Southern California to her parents of Egyptian ancestry.

She grew up with her two brothers between California and Saudi Arabia because of their father.

Since they had to travel to Saudi Arabia, Diab and her family also had to go through the impacts of the Gulf war.

She and her brothers had a troubling childhood where they had to wear gas masks even while going to school because of the war. 

Despite having a difficult childhood, Diab made a great life for herself and her family.  

She now has a successful life and even has a great partner who supports her in every situation.

Diab has also been giving back to the community. 

The talented diva has been helping as many people as possible through the Know Your Rights Camp.

The camp is an empowerment program that Diab founded with her partner.

The couple worked for underprivileged youths through the program and even provided funds during the pandemic.

Besides the camp, Diab also used her platform and associations to encourage girls and women.

She even led Plan B One Steps Perfectly Imperfect, a national campaign with the Girls Code, where she encouraged the women to pay extra attention and care to their reproductive health.

Diab also organizes an annual prom in New York City, where she hosts underprivileged girls from high schools.

The social activist does everything in her power to help to empower women. 

She also has a program with the Lower East Side Girls Club in which she provides mentorship and scholarships.

The talented host is beautiful and brave. She is never afraid to keep her thoughts forward and stands for what she believes in.

Nessa Boyfriend and Relationship

Diab has been dating the former quarterback of San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, since 2015. 

Diab and Kaepernick were fans of each other before they met. 

Gradually, their appreciation for each other turned into a crush, and they finally started dating.

The couple has a great bond and has gone through thick and thin together.

During one of the games, Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem and knelt to support social injustice and police brutality.

He faced a ton of backlash, but Diab still stood beside him.

Even when the Republican Congressman Steve King and political commentator Steven Malzberg criticized Kapernick, she did not let it drag her partner or her relationship with him down.

The couple has faced a lot of backlashes even for their relations.

People accused Diab of being the reason behind turning the shy and cool-headed footballer into an angry mess. 

They even accused her of making Karpenick change his religion to Islam.

Despite all this hate and backlash, the couple is still going strong.


Diab has not shared anything about her high school name. 

However, she has shared that she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

She was a scholar in college who completed her studies with a degree in mass communications.

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The beautiful diva started her career as an intern for the Party Crew, a promotional party team, while still in college.

After her internship with the Party Crew was over, she interned at the Wild 94.9 station for Bay Area Topic.

The show was a hit, and she then got offered her show called The Baydestrain Report.

Diab started coming more on the radar, and her show started having interviews with celebrities.

Soon, MTV approached her to host Girl Code, a comedy TV series that began in 2013 and is going to this day.

After working for MTV, Diab became a household name and got many other shows from the channel. 

She also worked as a host for other channels like VH1 and even hosted Talk Stoop for NBCUniversal for a year. 

Now, she is the successful host of the hip-hop afternoon show called Nessa On Air.

She also runs her YouTube channel with 31.8K subscribers on the side, which adds more popularity to her name.


Diab has faced a lot of backlash for her relationship with her partner, Colin Kaepernick. 

There was even a rumor that she made Kaepernick change his religion to Islam.

However, this is not the only controversy the MTV host had to get through.

Diab became part of another controversy for her heated tweet battle against the owner of Baltimore Ravens, Steve Bisciotti, and called him a slave trader. 

Because of the feud, people believed that Bisciotti made it impossible for Kaepernick to join the Ravens.