Rocsi

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Rocsi
BornRaquel Roxanne Diaz
(1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 29)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Other namesLady of 106, Roczilla
Occupationtelevision personality, radio personality
Years active2006–present
Website
www.rocsidiaz.com
 
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Rocsi
BornRaquel Roxanne Diaz
(1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 29)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Other namesLady of 106, Roczilla
Occupationtelevision personality, radio personality
Years active2006–present
Website
www.rocsidiaz.com

Raquel Roxanne "Rocsi" Diaz (born November 17, 1983), better known as Rocsi, is an Honduran-born, American television personality. Diaz is best known as the host on BET's 106 & Park from 2006 until 2012 and hosts her own daily nationally syndicated radio show, Rocsi on the Radio. In the fall of 2012, she was announced as a new correspondent of Entertainment Tonight with Nancy O'Dell.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Diaz was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras but moved with her family to New Orleans, Louisiana. She is Honduran and Chilean descent. Rocsi announced on 106 & Park on July 30, 2009, that she suffered from anorexia during her years in middle school and high school due to her love for cheerleading. She graduated from West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana.[2] She was later a DJ on a Boston radio station. In 2004, she moved to Chicago where she was hired as midday-hour DJ at radio station Power 92 WPWX-FM,[3][4] and was known as "The Midday Mami".

Television[edit]

BET personalities AJ Calloway and Free left the network on July 28, 2005.[5] They were replaced by Big Tigger and Julissa Bermudez. They left and Rocsi on July 6, 2006 won the role of co-host of BET’s 106 & Park along with Terrence J.[6] The show can be seen in over 85 million homes in U.S, United Kingdom, Canada, Africa, Caribbean, and Japan.[7] For the debut in Japan, she and co-host Terrence J taped footage there, and appeared on MTV Video Music Awards Japan.[8] She has also appeared on MTV's Fear as a contestant in 2000.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2012Gangs of Roses 2: Next GenerationKateFilm Debut
Soul TiesPaula
The Last LetterClaudiaPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000FearHerself - Contestant
20062012106 & ParkHerself - Hostess
2008Red EyeHerself - Panelist
2009BrothersMaxiEpisode: "Christmas"
2013–presentEntertainment TonightHerself - Weekend Host

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ MacCash, Doug. "Back in town: Rocsi Diaz comes home to tape her hit BET show '106 & Park'", The Times-Picayune, 2007-07-06, p. 12.
  3. ^ Kostanczuk, Bob (October 22, 2004). "Rocsi and Donnie offer Latin edge at 'Power' radio", Post-Tribune, p. D1.
  4. ^ Thompson, Philip (December 27, 2005). "Rocsi making a name for herself: Chicago DJ to join BET's on-air lineup", Chicago Tribune, p. 28.
  5. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2005-08-02-bet-106-park_x.htm
  6. ^ "BET happy with new co-hosts Rocsi and Terrence J", Black Press Magazine, 2007-03-16. Retrieved on 2008-08-06.
  7. ^ Coleman, Chrisena. "The Hottest 'Nerd' on TV: Star from Queens Seen by Millions Around the World", New York Daily News, 2008-04-15.
  8. ^ Yourse, Robyn-Denise. "Tuning in to TV...", Washington Times, 2007-06-12, p. B6.

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