|Born||Raquel Roxanne Diaz
November 17, 1983
|Other names||Lady of 106, Roczilla|
|Occupation||television personality, model, radio personality|
Raquel Roxanne "Rocsi" Diaz (born November 17, 1983), also known as just Rocsi, is an Honduran-born, American television personality and model. She is best known as the co-host on the BET program 106 & Park from 2006-2012. She was a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight with Nancy O'Dell, where she is billed as "Rocsi Diaz".
Early life and career
Diaz was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras but moved with her family to New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from West Jefferson High School in Harvey in suburban Jefferson Parish. She is of 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 because of her love for cheerleading. After growing up in New Orleans, she launched her career in Dallas, Texas, as a host on the city’s premier urban radio station, 97.9 The Beat. Here, Rocsi cultivated a unique, street-smart style that caught the attention of Boston’s Hot 97.7, where she later became a DJ. In 2004, she moved to Chicago where she was hired as midday-hour DJ at radio station Power 92 WPWX-FM, and was known as "The Midday Mami".
BET personalities AJ Calloway and Free left the network on July 28, 2005. 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. The show can be seen in over 85 million homes in U.S, United Kingdom, Canada, Africa, Caribbean, and Japan. For the debut in Japan, she and co-host Terrence J taped footage there, and appeared on MTV Video Music Awards Japan. She has also appeared on MTV's Fear as a contestant in 2000.
|2012||Gangs of Roses 2: Next Generation||Kate||Film Debut|
|The Last Letter||Claudia||Post-production|
|2000||Fear||Herself - Contestant|
|2006–2012||106 & Park||Herself - Hostess|
|2008||Red Eye||Herself - Panelist|
|2013–2014||Entertainment Tonight||Herself - Weekend Host|
- Diaz, Evelyn (2012-10-25). "Rocsi Diaz Lands New TV Correspondent Gig". BET. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
- 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.
- Kostanczuk, Bob (October 22, 2004). "Rocsi and Donnie offer Latin edge at 'Power' radio". Post-Tribune. p. D1 – via HighBeam Research.
- Thompson, Philip (December 27, 2005). "Rocsi making a name for herself: Chicago DJ to join BET's on air lineup", Chicago Tribune, p. 28.
- "Popular hosts out at BET music video show '106 & Park'". USA Today. 2005-08-02. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
- "BET happy with new co-hosts Rocsi and Terrence J", Black Press Magazine, 2007-03-16. Retrieved on 2008-08-06.
- Coleman, Chrisena. "The Hottest 'Nerd' on TV: Star from Queens Seen by Millions Around the World", New York Daily News, 2008-04-15.
- Yourse, Robyn-Denise. "Tuning in to TV...", Washington Times, 2007-06-12, p. B6.