Contessa is a married woman. She is married to Dan Senor. As a married couple, she gave birth to a twin baby in 2013.
Native of Parsonsfield, Maine, Contessa was also raised there. She joined Sacopee Valley High School and completed her high school graduation from there in 1992. After that she attended Syracuse University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism in 1996. She began her professional career from KMIR-TV and that was since 1997. She worked there for the next two years and then joined KRNV-TV. She began working as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at WTMJ-TV. The actual figure about her net worth is unknown.