Desi Sanchez headshot by Powerful Creative 2018Adesina Sanchez* is an NYC-born Artist, TV Host & STEM/Gaming Advocate, with over fifteen years of broadcasting experience; and credits in the visual arts, music, and film.

Currently the host of Contour TV’s On Demand service, Ms. Sanchez shares the latest updates in entertainment on the Contour TV Entertainment News Flash. Adesina is also the host & teacher on three different math shows from “Number Explorers,” “Why Do We Need to Know This?,” and “What’s Your Problem?,” which are shown in U.S. schools to children from grades K-8. She also recently hosted the UBEAT / HITN Super Smash Bros Virtual Bootcamp; and after building a home broadcasting studio during the pandemic, she hosted the HUE Tech Summit, the Enactus World Cup, and Gaming Arena by Intel, streamed collectively to over 80,000 people in 30+ countries worldwide, directly from her home studio.

Adesina 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 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 TV and Awaken Inspire Create (AIC-TV), two online series aimed at helping young people succeed in tech, and in the arts, respectively. 

Adesina is also known for her past work as co-anchor on both Major League Gaming’s eSports Report and Cheddar eSports, 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, Adesina’s hosting talents have been featured on Syfy Channel’s In the Qube, Music Choice‘s Demanded, on, and on local outlets such as Profiles on NYC Life, and 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 rocked the airwaves as the host of the Games Geeks Tech Talk on the Grindhouse Radio — reaching over 4 million listeners every week, 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, Adesina 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).

An ardent STEM geek and gamer, Adesina was educated in graphic design at School of Visual Arts in NYC, and has over 20 years of coding and programming experience. A National Hispanic Scholar and Interscholastic Math League citywide champion, she has been teaching math, coding, drawing, and SAT prep, since high school. Adesina took a sabbatical from TV in 2014 to become the lead digital illustrator for a children’s video game, has developed countless web sites for varied clientele over the past two decades, and founded in 2016 in order to promote diversity in tech & gaming. She also appears on news programs across the country, discussing the latest in consumer technology. Check out her visual media company, Powerful Creative, for more details on her work in web & video production.

*In an effort to be more authentic, and combine her TV persona with her lifelong work as a visual artist, Adesina is no longer using her former TV stage name, “Desi Sanchez.”