Contessa Gayles is an Associate Editor at AOL Music where she hosts the original video series, AOL Music #Trending, and produces editorial content for the site's genre blogs. As a music journalist, she has made appearances as a guest commentator on CBS’ “The Insider” and syndicated radio shows across the country. She has interviewed recording artists and music industry professionals such as, T.I., Simon Cowell, Brandy, Jordin Sparks, David Guetta, Tyrese, Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Taylor Momsen, New Boyz, Luke Bryan, Nick Carter and more. Contessa received her B.A. from Columbia University, where she studied Art History and French and was a host on WKCR 89.9 FM’s radio talk show, “Arts and Answers.”
Aside from pop culture goings-on, Contessa has a passion for fashion, health and fitness and gender politics.