Chris Harrison to host


With “The Miss America Pageant” returning to ABC on January 15th, 2011, it’s hardly surprising that an ABC personality has been tapped as host. He is Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” reality series.
This won’t be all new to Harrison. He hosted the pageant before in 2004.

“Hosting the Miss America Pageant is a job all TV hosts dream of one day holding,” said Harrison. “It was a thrill to make that dream come true when I hosted the 2004 pageant. It’s a true honor to be invited back to host on such a momentous occasion as the 90th anniversary.”

“We’re thrilled Chris is returning to host the 2011 Miss America Pageant and helping us celebrate our 90th Anniversary. Chris did a fantastic job for us in 2004 and we are honored to have him return as we mark this significant milestone in our history,” said Sam Haskell III, Board Chairman of the Miss America Organization.

“I can’t think of a better host than Chris to be emceeing the 90th anniversary of the Miss America Pageant,” said Art McMaster, President and CEO of the Miss America Organization. “His hosting experience speaks for itself and we know that he will be the perfect fit as we return to ABC.”