Alison Michelle Rosen (born May 11, 1975) is an American podcaster, writer, and television personality.
Rosen was born May 11, 1975 in Oakland, California. She grew up in Orange County, California and graduated from Pomona College in 1997.
As a freelance writer, Alison has written articles for several magazines including Rolling Stone, People, and Village Voice. From 1999 to 2002, she worked for the OC Weekly as a writer and an editor. After moving to New York, Alison Rosen was a writer and editor for Time Out New York. She has appeared as a guest and television personality for programs on CNN and Fox News.
In 2011, Alison Rosen replaced Teresa Strasser as the newsgirl for The Adam Carolla Show. In February 2012, Alison launched her own podcast Alison Rosen is your New Best Friend, which releases episodes twice a week. On Monday episodes, Alison hosts a one-on-one interview with her guest, including television celebrities, comedians, other podcasters, and political commentators. Within a few months, the podcast reached over one million downloads. In August 2013, the podcast was ranked #25 on the iTunes comedy podcast chart, and #121 on the overall iTunes podcast chart. In 2015, the first podcast episode of the year, it was announced that Alison would no longer be with The Adam Carolla Show.
Rosen wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column from 2013 to 2014 through Creators Syndicate. With Creators, she also published a collection of her first-year columns in the book Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) in 2018. The book came to be when her husband, Daniel Quantz, surprised her with hand-drawn illustrations to accompany her columns and told her that she should be published in book form. In 2018, she launched a new podcast Childish with comedian Greg Fitzsimmons.
In 2014, Rosen married Daniel Quantz. They welcomed their son Elliot in February 2017. They reside in Los Angeles.