|Cait Fairbanks as Tessa Porter|
|''The Young and the Restless''|
|Portrayed by||Cait Fairbanks|
|First appearance||March 24, 2017|
|Occupation|| Musician |
Nikki Newman's Personal Assistant
Tessa Porter is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. She has been played by Cait Fairbanks since March 24, 2017. The character is described as an upbeat, free spirit singer, who has a strong intuition about people.
Tessa was spotted by Nikki Newman, playing guitar outside of Crimson Lights. Nikki hired Tessa to be Reed Hellstrom's music teacher. Tessa talked with some friend of hers, telling them that Genoa City was a great place. Tessa also met several other residents such as Nick Newman, Noah Newman, Mariah Copeland, and Sharon Newman. She was encouraged to play at The Underground on stage. She was also invited by Reed to come to his birthday party. Nikki and Tessa bonded and Tessa learned Nikki hand worked as an exotic dancer in her past, and admired Nikki for it. Tessa was spotted by Mariah, sneaking into a movie, which is something Mariah used to do herself. Nikki hired Tessa to be her personal assistant.