A seasoned entertainment news journalist and two-time Emmy-nominated TV personality, Samantha
Harris may best be known for her eight seasons co-hosting the live ABC hit "Dancing with the Stars."
Most recently Samantha could be seen on the world's number one entertainment news program
"Entertainment Tonight" as a full-time correspondent, weekend co-host and substitute co-anchor for the
Simultaneously during her time on DWTS, Samantha pulled double hosting duty as she passionately
shared her opinion nightly as a panelist and correspondent on the entertainment news program "The
Insider" and, prior to that, as a correspondent on "E! News" where she also co-hosted E! Network's live
award show coverage for the Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmys and a multitude of E! specials."
Samantha made her Broadway debut in summer 2009 in New York City, singing and dancing for sold-out
audiences playing the iconic role of Roxie Hart in the long-running musical "Chicago."
Beginning in January 2005 and continuing for four years, Harris was seen in over 130 countries in 600
million homes on E! Entertainment Television. In addition to writing, producing and reporting daily for "E!
News," Samantha served as the weekend co-host and full-time correspondent for the nationally syndicated
entertainment newsmagazine "Extra," which she joined in 2003.
As an honors graduate from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, IL, Harris'
triple-threat talents were noticed within her first years living in Los Angeles. Hot off the North American
musical tour "Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python" (where Samantha's comedic, vocal, and dance performance
electrified audiences at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and other prestigious venues), CBS cast her
as America's sweetheart, "Dawn Wells aka Mary Ann" in its made-for-TV movie, "Surviving Gilligan's
Island." Samantha's first LA acting job was a 150-performance run in the multi-award winning "Reefer
Madness!: The New 'Hit' Musical" (original cast).
Samantha is actively involved with various charities. Two of them, which she is most passionate about,
include March of Dimes and Feeding America.
Born and raised in Hopkins, Minnesota by a rock concert promoter father and dancer mother, she currently
resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Michael, and their young two daughters.
For more info and photos of Samantha Harris, go to www.samantha-harris.com.