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Headshot 4 by Rod SavantAdesina ‘Desi’ Sanchez is an NYC-born Artist, TV Host & Technology Expert, with over twelve years of broadcasting experience; and credits in the visual arts, music, and film.

Desi 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, Desi joined HealthiNation in 2013, as a spokesperson & host of programs such as TryOut Workout and The Right Side of the Bed; and she currently works as both a spokesperson and event announcer for Enactus, a worldwide organization joining students and business leaders in an effort to create sustainable, entrepreneurship-based, positive change, in local communities. In addition, Ms. Sanchez produces and hosts  Games Geeks Tech and Awaken Inspire Create (AIC-TV), two online series aimed at helping young people succeed in technology, and in the arts, respectively. 

Desi 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, Desi’s 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, Desi rocks the airwaves as the host of the Games Geeks Tech Talk on the Grindhouse Radio, which reaches over 4 million listeners every week, 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 since college, 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. After a lifetime of painting, sculpting, and drawing, she is currently working on an upcoming solo fine art show: a social and political statement painstakingly rendered in a realistic/surrealistic style. See Adesina’s Art Site for her art work and previous gallery shows).

On the digital side, Desi was educated in graphic design at School of Visual Arts in NYC, and has nearly 20 years of coding and programming experience. As such, she was the lead digital illustrator for a children’s video game, and has developed countless web sites for varied clientele over the past two decades. Check out her visual media company, Powerful Creative, for more details on her work in web & video production.