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An on-camera media expert, Allison has made over a thousand appearances on every major network, including NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, E!, VH1, and MTV. Since 2009, she’s been an on-air correspondent for NBC’s New York NonStop, covering twelve seasons of designers, celebrities, and behind-the-scenes at New York Fashion Week. From 2007 – 2008, Allison was Editor-at-Large for STAR magazine, hired to be the tv “face” for their brand.

Along the way, Allison has provided commentary for dozens of shows, including The Today Show, CBS’ Early Show, Chelsea Lately, CNN’s Reliable Sources, The Wendy Williams Show, The Ricki Lake Show, Access Hollywood, Showbiz Tonight, Fox & Friends, CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, ABC’s Windy City Live, Glenn Beck, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Hannity & Colmes, G4’s Attack of the Show, MTV’s It’s On with Alexa Chung and the weekly Relationship 101 segment on Fox’s Morning Show with Mike & Juliet.

Allison conceptualized, executive produced and co-hosted over 100 episodes of the short-form chat show, TMI Weekly, dubbed “The View of the Facebook generation,” (she may or may not have dubbed it that herself) from Next New Networks during 2008-2009. The show aired daily on NBC’s NY NonStop cable channel as well as iTunes & Hulu – making over a quarter million dollars in ad revenue, setting records for web video at the time. The only problem? No one really watched it. Oh well.


CNN’s Showbiz Tonight – George Clooney

The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet

Catch me on Fox’s Mike & Juliet Show this morning  around 9:20 am wondering aloud "Why is it that single women chase after married men?"

On my list of Things To Do If You Want to be Totally Miserable, that’s number #3.  #1/#2 involves switching lives with Britney Spears or Kevin Federline.  So you can see how bad an idea this whole MAN WHO ALREADY HAS A WIFE AND IT’S NOT YOU thing is.  Bad.  Really bad.

UPDATE: Here’s the first segment (it was three segments long, you miss the best parts!)  And yes, I know my [read more...]

Today – MSNBC, 4:30pm

MSNBC is moving from their Secaucus, New Jersey outpost to a much more agreeable commute at 30 Rock (Rockefeller Center) in October, and thank god.  It’s well known amongst the punditry that their Manhattan remote studios (Media 3 on 44th and 5th) have terrible, horrible, no good, very bad lighting – lighting that would make Angelina Jolie look like Joan Rivers without her makeup.  Yes, it’s that dire.  As a result, I usually try to hike out to New Jersey, but today I didn’t have time … I won’t even show you the video clip, it’s not fit for public [read more...]

Today, 10 am, CNN’s Reliable Sources


Photo taken in the more or less abandoned CNN newsroom at Time Warner, directly before my segment on Reliable Sources, hosted by Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz.  Thank you to the photographer, who was a very good sport.  And rather sexy, if you want to know the truth. ;)

Tonight, 11 pm, CNN’s Showbiz Tonight

Tonight, at 11 pm on CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, I’m discussing the Britney-K-Fed custody battle – watch the video clip below:

The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet

Stills from today’s segment …

Good Morning!

Check out Fox’s The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet this fine Thursday at 9ish-9:30ish, to hear my thoughts on When to End a Dead End Relationship!  (The segment I was supposed to do on Tuesday)

And, no, I haven’t missed the irony inherent in the delicious timing of this particular topic.

Fox’s Morning Show w/ Mike & Juliet … or Not!

So relationship expert and soon-to-be Lifetime reality tv star Matt Titus and I do a Relationship 101 segment every week for Fox’s Morning Show with Mike & Juliet … but today, we were all ready to go, dressed, be-makeup’d, prepped to debate the eternal, burning question "WHEN SHOULD ONE DITCH A DEAD-END RELATIONSHIP?"  (um, here’s a hint: if you’re asking the question, you’re already halfway out the door.  Or you should be.)

Personally, I was raring to go (and I had three Britney segments on MSNBC directly thereafter, then a FoxNews segment on the View, and then a [read more...]

Last Tuesday’s Morning Show with Mike & Juliet

I never got around to posting my Relationship 101 segment from last Tuesday’s Morning Show with Mike & Juliet, on the ever-controversial "Should you try to schtupp your friend’s ex?" (I’m paraphrasing)

Personally, I’ve never done such a thing, but I have – in a fit of magnanimous but nonetheless bad judgment – given a fabulous ex to a girl friend of mine.  I quickly realized my mistake and took him back.  Apologies were made, lessons were learned, etc.

You are certainly welcome to watch the segment, but here’s my short answer: Oh, HELLLLLLS NO!!!

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Montel!!!

I’m on Montel Williams tomorrow!!


TOP: Donny Hogan (Anna’s half-brother), Peter Nygard (an ex-boyfriend of Anna’s), Montel, Don Clark (former head of the Houston Division of FBI)
BOTTOM: Rita Cosby, me

Sidenote #1: I ADORE Rita – not only is she an exemplary journalist and incredibly sweet person, but she was the very first anchor ever to interview me on camera, back on FoxNews in 2003.  I had no idea how to do remote back then, so I sort of shifted my eyes back and forth from side to side [read more...]