Nina Blackwood Biography
Nina Blackwood is an American disc jockey and music journalist, famous for being the original five MTV VJs. Previously, she has worked as an actress and model. She was the host of the show The 80’s on 8 on Sirius Radio. Blackwood is an American by birth and holds the American nationality. Nina belongs to white ethnicity.
Nina Blackwood Age
She was born on 12, September 1995, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Blackwood was born Nina Kinckiner. She grew up on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Rocky River High School, graduating in 1970 at age 14. In high school, she sang and played keyboards in her high school sweetheart’s band, and covered the song “Venus”
Nina Blackwood Education
Nina joined Rocky River High School, graduating in 1970. Later, Blackwood studied acting at the Strasberg Institute.
Nina Blackwood Career
Nina first came into the eyes of critics, appearing nude in Playboy pictorial, “The Girls in the Office,” as a brunette in August 1978. After that, she appeared in the shows and films like Vice Squad, Reckless Kelly, and I Crave Rock & Roll.
In 1981, Blackwood joined as MTV’s original video jockey along with Martha Quinn, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and J. J. Jackson. Nian has hosted her own show, “Rock Report” for Entertainment Tonight, the TV music show Solid Gold, and has appeared in A Current Affair, The Discovery Channel, Access Hollywood, VH1, and MSNBC.
Currently, Nina is working as a host of a weekday show on Sirius XM Radio The 80s on 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Eastern, followed by broadcasts from San Diego radio station FM 94.9 on Sunday mornings.
Nina Blackwood Husband
Looking at her personal life, Nina has not disclosed any information to the public. The various report stated that she is divorced with her husband in the year 1991 after being in relationships for four years. As of now, she has chosen a lesbian partner and is seeing stage actor Kelly Vincent as per the sources.
Nina Blackwood MTV
Blackwood was chosen for MTV’s original video jockey lineup, along with Martha Quinn, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and J. J. Jackson, when the network began airing in 1981. After leaving the network in 1986, she hosted her own “Rock Report” for Entertainment Tonight.
She also hosted the TV music show Solid Gold from 1986 to 1988. Blackwood has appeared on A Current Affair, Access Hollywood, VH1, The Discovery Channel, and MSNBC.
Nina Blackwood Net Worth
Nina accumulates an impressive sum of money from her different career as a journalist as well as a disc jockey. Not only this she also earns a decent amount as being a model and an actress. She has an estimated net worth around $500 thousand. However, her exact salary is not known to the public. But according to the various sources, the average salary of the disc jockey is $39.02 per hour whereas, it becomes $35,880 per annum.
Nina Blackwood Sirius Radio
In 1999, Blackwood and longtime manager Danny Sheridan launched a nationally syndicated radio show for United Stations Radio Network called Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely 80’s.
The two followed up with another nationally syndicated program, the 80’s alternative-themed Nina Blackwood’s New Wave Nation. Blackwood currently hosts a weekday show on Sirius XM RadioThe 80s on 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Eastern.
On weekends she co-hosts the Sirius XM Radio show The Big ’80s Top 40 Countdown with other original MTV VJ’s. She performed as part of the 2003 road company of The Vagina Monologues.
Nina Blackwood Books
- VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave
Nina Blackwood Twitter
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