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Samantha Harris          

Emmy Award-Winning Entertainment News Journalist; Breast Cancer Survivor

Watched by millions as the co-host of "Dancing with the Stars" and "Entertainment Tonight," Samantha Harris is an Emmy Award-winning TV host and journalist, bestselling author, Certified Health Coach and fitness trainer, nutrition advocate and promoter of healthy living.

Her 2014 stage II invasive breast cancer diagnosis at age 40 inspired a quest for answers about how we can all improve our overall health, prevent chronic diseases, and understand their underlying causes. The resulting book, which debuted as a bestseller on Amazon, "Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life," translates comprehensive, research-backed knowledge into an easy-to-follow action plan for maximizing health, energy, and happiness for life. Dr. Drew Pinsky proclaims, “This well-researched book features so much great practical advice.”

As a motivational speaker, Harris shares her personal journey from cancer diagnosis to healthiest health with genuine warmth and unflappable positivity. She also blends almost encyclopedic knowledge with insights from doctors and scientists, empowering advice, practical tips, and healthy recipes. And as actress-producer and breast cancer survivor Rita Wilson has said, “If knowledge is power, then Samantha Harris is Wonder Woman.”

Harris co-hosted "Dancing with the Stars" for eight seasons, garnering two Emmy nominations. She also served for many years as correspondent and weekend anchor on "Entertainment Tonight," where she earned two more Emmy nominations and a win. Harris' first primetime show that she hosted was FOX’s ​"The Next Joe Millionaire." After DWTS, she hosted NBC’s "Stars Earn Stripes." She has also hosted dozens of other national network and syndicated programs, including "Gordon Ramsay’s Culinary Genius" (FOX stations), "The Insider," "E! News," and "Extra." She co-hosted the official live red carpet show for the 80th Academy Awards and for the Critics’ Choice Awards. as well as made her Broadway debut in 2009 starring as Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago."

A certified personal trainer and recognized fitness expert, Harris has appeared on the cover of numerous health and fitness magazines, including Shape, First for Women, Fit Parent, Muscle & Fitness HERS (a record four times), Pilates Style, Wellness, and Women’s Running. She has also appeared in the pages of many more, including People, USA Today magazine, SELF, Closer Weekly, InTouch, Star and US Weekly. Dedicated to advancing breast cancer research, Harris was named Survivor of the Year by Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Los Angeles 2017 and led its 2018 Parade of Promise. She also serves as an ambassador for both Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society and as a member of the Entertainment Council for Feeding America.

Along with her husband, Michael, Harris founded the online community Gotta Make Lemonade to inspire positivity in the face of adversity. The name of the organization stems from Michael’s hopeful reminder when they were going through her breast cancer treatment: “When life gives you lemons, you gotta make lemonade!” Harris is the proud mother of two young daughters and an honors graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

With an uplifting, vibrant personality, Harris consistently wins hearts, minds, and rave reviews. She shows how to achieve your healthiest healthy, overcome adversity, and find balance as a professional woman. Facing challenges with humor, strength, perseverance and passion, she empowers people to take control of their health and live their best and healthiest lives.


Samantha Harris To Be Honored At Star-Studded Ante Up For A Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament

Dozens of stars from TV, sports, music and film will ante up and bet big to support talented young cancer researchers and change the future of cancer at Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s (Tower) 3rd Annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament and Casino Night...

Stars Attend Gateway for Cancer Research Cures Gala - Look to the ...

... served as emcee for the evening, which was attended by special guests including Samantha Harris (EMMY Award winning TV host and model), Torrey DeVitto ...

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