Nadia Simone

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Host & Creator

  theNSider is a well respected and credible media outlet who’s purpose is to represent and showcase Chicago entrepreneurs, entertainers, variety of small businesses, activists, etc in a professional and positive light.


theNSider’s host and creator, Nadia 

Simone, has 8+ years of experience in media and broadcast journalism. Nadia created theNSider with the intention of uplifting others spirits through personal stories, interviews and show a side of Chicago we rarely see. In her own words “I wanted to create a platform for the people of Chicago to showcase their work, talents, skills, concerns, something fun, something we need more of!"


IG: @thensidertv

YouTube Channel: the NSider
Website: www.thensider.com  

Vanessa Baker, Miss New Jersey USA(2003)

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Vanessa, the first African American Miss New Jersey USA, competed in the nationally televised Miss USA pageant and donated her time to over twenty different charities and foundations during her reign. She was the official American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Region spokesperson where she promoted blood donation, a cause near and dear to her heart. 


A graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Vanessa started to pursue a career in broadcasting. Currently, she is working on her show “The Wish List” as producer and creator. 

Vanessa is also a model for several top make up and skin care brands at QVC.  Her favorite past time is snuggling with her children, Noah and Brooklyn. 


IG: @vanessaelisebaker