Adesina "Desi" Sanchez is an NYC-born Artist, TV Host, Tech Expert, and Gamer with over ten years of broadcasting experience; and credits in the visual arts, music, and film. She got her start on television in 2005 as co-host of LatiNation on CBS (subsequently syndicated on FOX), which she hosted for five years before becoming known as an MTV VJ. After freelancing as a rotational VJ on MTV Tempo, she was later named the “Face of MTV2” in 2010, connecting viewers across the country with the hottest artists & celebs on location.
And she teamed up with Viacom again in 2014, as the host of Night Out, a celebrity-driven travel & nightlife microseries which aired across Viacom platforms (MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central + more).
Deciding to focus on meaningful content that helps and uplifts viewers, Adesina joined HealthiNation as a spokesperson & host of programs such as TryOut Workout, and she now produces and hosts Awaken Inspire Create (AIC-TV), and Games Geeks Tech, two online series encompassing her love of art, as well as tech & gaming, respectively.
Adesina is also known for her previous work as co-anchor on Major League Gaming’s eSports Report, as a fill-in anchor on E! News Now; and as the host of both VEVO‘s original travel & music series, Sound + City, and Bleacher Report‘s sports & pop culture show, BR5. In addition, her hosting talents have been featured on Syfy Channel’s In the Qube, Music Choice‘s Demanded, on TMZ.com, and on local outlets such as Profiles on NYC Life, and NextMosh.com. She also MC’s live national & community events as well.
In other media, Adesina utilizes her voiceover talents in recurring comedy skits on several local FM stations, has done imaging pieces for clients such as Sirius XM Radio, and she also voices the character of Serena in the Alan Wake American Nightmare video game on Xbox. A pianist since childhood and an electric guitarist for over a decade, Desi released a single in 2006, after which she was named one of the 15 Hottest Latinas in Music by MAXIM Español, opposite Christina Aguilera.
And to round out her artistic pursuits, Ms. Sanchez’s first love will always be the visual arts: educated in graphic design at School of Visual Arts in NYC, and a lifelong computer geek, she is currently the lead digital illustrator for an upcoming children’s video game, and continues to work as a freelance surrealistic portrait painter. You can see her work at adesina.com