What do you get when you combine music, a major television network and the Internet? Answer: The ideal job for Tewksbury native Alison Haislip.
Haislip, 30, has the title of V-correspondent for NBC’s hit singing competition, The Voice. It’s a unique role that puts her at the forefront of all things social media for the show. Through blogs and tweets, she provides behind-the-scenes scoops, posts photos and videos from the shows, shares her thoughts on each episode, and functions as the link among viewers, contestants and celebrity coaches, such as recording artists Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
The job is hardly a stretch for Haislip, who already had a personal blog and Twitter profile when she was offered the part. “Wait a minute, I’ll get paid to do that?” was her initial reaction. But Haislip’s Voice role goes beyond the virtual; she is regularly seen interviewing contestants on-air with questions submitted by viewers via Twitter.
The Voice is opening unexpected doors for Haislip, who has received requests to consult on social media. “Which is so bizarre to me,” she admits. She certainly didn’t expect her hobby to turn into something this big.
The daughter of musician parents, Haislip grew up in what she calls a “house of music.” Singing led to acting in student plays and musicals at Voorhees High School, where she graduated valedictorian. She went on to earn a degree in theater from Boston College.
The spunky Haislip worked as a Ford model early in her career and has appeared in films, television, music videos and plays. She has high hopes for more. “I’d love to be working in film. A cool, indie film,” she muses. “Some sort of cool superhero movie. That’s kind of my passion.”Click here to leave a comment