Chris Harrison to host Miss America pageant

Chris Harrison attends Club SI Swimsuit at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Feb. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

"The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison will reprise his role as emceefor the Miss America pageant this September in Atlantic City, N.J.

Harrison has hosted the telecast for the last four years.

The Miss America Organization says he'll be joined by Lara Spencer of "Good Morning America," who served as a judge for the 2012 pageant.

The pageant will take place Sept. 15 in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. The pageant had been held in Las Vegas the past six years.

The current Miss America titleholder, Mallory Hagan of New York, won the crown in January after tap dancing to James Brown's "Get Up Off Of That Thing" and answering a question about whether armed guards belonged in schools by saying we should not fight violence with violence. She defeated Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, who took second, and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who finished third.

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