Remember These MTV VJs? Here’s What They’re Doing Now

Cast your mind back a couple of decades, to where the music was huge and MTV was king. Weren’t those the days? Before MTV was launched in 1981, we had to listen to the radio to hear the bands we love, but music videos were a game-changer.

While MTV is still the go-to place for many to watch music vids, video jockeys – affectionately known as VJs – are a thing of the past. No more TRL, no more Headbangers Ball. Sniff. Join us as we revisit some former faces of the network to see what they’re up to now.

The ‘Countdown’ Starts With Adam Curry

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With his long blonde locks and distinctive presenting style, Adam Curry rose to fame as the host of Headbangers Ball and MTV’s Top 20 Video Countdown in 1987. You couldn’t get more ’80s than this guy. Although he wasn’t with the network as long as some (he left in the early ’90s) he still managed to make a mark.

Curry was the one who got MTV online, giving them their first website and digital presence. Now 54, Curry has been heavily involved in podcasting, with some calling him one of the founding fathers of the medium. He tied the knot with his partner Tina Snider in 2018.