Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fast facts on American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi

* Full name Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi

* Born December 8, 1970

* Daughter of former New York Congressman Joseph DioGuardi

* Worked at Billboard magazine after graduating from college

* Has written songs for Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Leona Lewis

* Was a judge on a short lived 2006 ABC show "The One: Making a Music Star". It was cancelled after 2 episodes

* In 2007 was nominated as a co-writer for a Latin Grammy "Song of the Year". The song was "Bella Traicion"

* Joined "American Idol" as the 4th judge for the 8th season in 2008

* Also in 2008 she became Executive Vice President of Talent at Warner Brothers Records

* Married to general contractor Mike McCuddy on July 5, 2009

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