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NESSA DIAB IS NAMED HOST OF POPULAR TELEVISION PROGRAM ‘TALK STOOP’ FOR 2018 SEASON

Host of New York City’s #1 hip hop radio show and MTV reunion specials for “Total Request Live,” “Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom” makes on-air debut as host of the TV program that airs on NBC stations and USA Network

NEW YORK, NY – (April 2, 2018) – NBC Owned Television Stations group and USA Network today announced Nessa Diab as the host for the new season of “Talk Stoop,” the four-time Emmy Award®-winning program that is produced by LX.TV and airs on NBC stations and out-of-home screens everywhere. “Talk Stoop” vignettes featuring interviews with celebrities and special guests air during USA Network’s daytime programming block from 1 PM to 3 PM. Nessa will make her on-air debut on NBC stations and USA Network beginning Sunday, April 8 after SNL and 1st Look (check local listings).

“Nessa’s funny, honest and unfiltered personality is exactly what ‘Talk Stoop’ is all about. When people are talking about something or making noise on social media, you can be sure that Nessa will ask the right questions to get audiences the answers they’re looking for. We’re thrilled that she’s joining our ‘Talk Stoop’ family and excited for fans everywhere to fall in love with her, just like we did,” said Meredith McGinn, Senior Vice President, LX.TV Productions.

This spring, Nessa will sit down with Tyra Banks, Kandi Burruss, Deepak Chopra, Thomas Hayden Church, Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez, Dennis Quaid, Maria Shriver, Bernie Williams, and Forest Whitaker, to name a few. In addition, the new season of “Talk Stoop” will feature a new “stoop” located at 135 W 52ND, a midtown Manhattan luxury condominium, offering audiences spectacular views of New York City’s skyline.

With more than 10 years of show hosting experience under her belt across radio stations in New York and San Francisco and on national television, Nessa joins NBCUniversal as one of the most recognized voices on radio. She currently hosts “Nessa on Air,” the #1 rated hip hop show in New York City airing weekday afternoons on the internationally known HOT 97 (WQHT-FM). “Nessa on Air” is also syndicated in more than 15 markets nationwide. Prior to this, Nessa hosted numerous MTV shows including “Teen Mom Aftershow,” “Girl Code Live,” “The Challenge Reunion” and “The Real World After Show.” She launched her career in broadcasting at WiLD 94.4 FM in San Francisco (WYLD). With an interview roster that includes the biggest names in entertainment and music, Nessa’s fan base includes more than a quarter million followers across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube @nessnitty.

A Southern California native, Nessa earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from University of California, Berkeley. When she’s not behind the camera or in the studio, Nessa works with youth organizations in New York City to provide opportunities for youth in media. Nessa lives in New York City.

Since 1999, "Talk Stoop" has featured hundreds of interviews with celebrities, actors, athletes and iconic pop-culture figures. The 30-minute program airs on NBC owned stations in the country’s top markets and on out-of-home platforms, including taxi cabs. In addition, “Talk Stoop” segments air as short-form content pods on USA Network’s daytime programming block and provide a unique opportunity for brands to organically integrate their marketing messages within programming wraps, as well as via product placement.

Follow “Talk Stoop” on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @TalkStoop.

NBC Owned Television Stations
NBC Owned Television Stations, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, includes 12 local broadcast television stations and a regional news network serving the largest markets in the nation, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Connecticut, as well as Puerto Rico. The stations produce and broadcast more than 17,000 hours of local news and information programming and enterprise journalism each year that is important and relevant to the communities they serve, delivering it across multiple online, social media and digital out-of-home platforms. The division also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and hit movies, as well as the lifestyle production company, LX.TV, and the in-house marketing and promotions company, NBCUniversal Skycastle.

About USA Network
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA’s award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.

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