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Kara DioGuardi

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9, 1970
Ossining, NY
Birth Sign
9, 1970 (age 49)
Ossining, NY


Songwriter who collaborated with Christina AguileraJesse McCartneyBritney SpearsPinkMeat Loaf, and many others.

Before Fame

She was a weekend sports anchor and reporter for KVII-TV in Amarillo, Texas, from 1991 until 1993.


Her songs appeared on albums that combined sold more than 160 million internationally. She also wrote for such films as Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Hannah Montana, and Raise Your Voice. Her songs were also been used in numerous films and TV shows.

Family Life

She married teacher and general contractor Mike McCuddy on July 5, 2009, with whom she had a son, Greyson James Carroll, by gestational carrier in 2013.

Associated With

She was a judge on Fox's hit talent competition American Idol alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Ellen DeGeneres for the show's eighth and ninth seasons.