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Allison Hagendorf is the host of The CW's music competition series "The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep."

Allison Hagendorf is a national television and radio personality, music journalist, branded-content producer, and voiceover artist. She has hosted numerous shows on Fuse TV including "Top 20 Countdown," "Backstage at the Z100 Jingle Ball" and "Grammys Live," where she served as the go-to source for pop culture and the latest music from today's biggest recording artists. Hagendorf interviewed
Allison Hagendorf in "The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep"
Allison Hagendorf The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep
both emerging and established artists including Eminem, Justin Bieber, Nas, Kings of Leon, Akon, Green Day, Big Boi, Drake, One Republic, Ice Cube, Florence and the Machine, Chris Cornell, and Kenny Rogers. Additionally, she reported on music news and traveled with Fuse across the country covering national music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Warped Tour, SXSW Music Festival, and Lollapalooza.

Hagendorf is also the host of "Music Fridays" on MSG Network. Each Friday she and her co-host Sports Illustrated model, Chrissy Teigen, present iconic performances from artists like Neil Young, Elton John, and Sting.

Recently, Hagendorf has partnered with AOL to create the original music travel series, "Signature Sounds with Allison Hagendorf." She travels to various cities in search of their "signature sound," showcasing the past and present music scenes.

In addition to music, Hagendorf is the host of "Cosmo for Guys" on CosmoRadio, the national radio station from Cosmopolitan magazine on SiriusXM. On her live talk show, Allison guides guys on everything they need to know about women, straight from the source.

As a branded-content producer, Hagendorf integrates music by creating online series for major lifestyle brands, such as Steve Madden and Maxim. She hosts and emcees Steve Madden events, interviews featured artists, and produces the online branded-content series "Steve Madden Music," which also plays in Steve Madden retail locations around the globe. Hagendorf has conducted interviews and has hosted intimate live performances in select Steve Madden retail stores with artists including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Karmin, Jason Derulo, Melanie Fiona, Jazmine Sullivan, Never Shout Never, and Neon Trees. For Maxim, Hagendorf has contributed the weekly music blog "Sound Advice from Allison Hagendorf" which served as an artist-discovery resource for music fans.

An established voiceover artist, Allison has served as the voice of the Oxygen Network, as well as the voice of national TV commercials for major consumer brands including Jergens Naturals, Gillette, and Verizon. She has also provided the promo voice for the MTV shows, The Real World, Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant, The MTV Video Music Awards, and the MTV Movie Awards.

Hagendorf began her career in A&R at SonyBMG for both Columbia Records and Epic Records. At Columbia, she worked alongside former MTV VJ and music pundit, Matt Pinfield, where she oversaw the coordination of a dozen albums for artists such as David Bowie, Cypress Hill, Coheed and Cambria, and Kenna. After Columbia Records, Hagendorf became A&R Manager for Epic Records in New York City. At Epic, she recruited new talent globally, and oversaw the album production for metal band, Lamb of God, whose single "Redneck" received a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance.

At Epic Records, Hagendorf also discovered, signed, and developed Florida singer/songwriter Juliet Simms and oversaw Juliet's transition from solo artist to front-woman as she formed the band, Automatic Loveletter. Most recently, Juliet came in second place on NBC's "The Voice," as part of Team Cee Lo.

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