TV Personality


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A seasoned entertainment news journalist and two-time Emmy-nominated TV personality, Samantha Harris was most recently the host of NBC’s reality competition show Stars Earn Stripes, from Executive Producers Mark Burnett (Survivor), Dick Wolf (Law & Order), and David Hurwitz (Fear Factor). 

Samantha may best be known for her eight seasons co-hosting the live ABC hit Dancing With The Stars, which averaged more than 30 million viewers weekly and was the #2 most-watched show in the U.S. in each of those years. While co-hosting DWTS, Samantha was also seen on the world’s #1 entertainment news program, Entertainment Tonight, as a full-time correspondent, weekend co-host and substitute co-anchor for the weeknight editions. She has traveled the globe interviewing some of the industry’s biggest stars, including; Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Michael Douglas, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Hudson, George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, and Adam Sandler.

Born and raised in Hopkins, MN, by a rock concert promoter father and dancer mother – who together created and produced one of the country’s first Renaissance festivals, King Richard’s Faire ( – Samantha currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband, Michael, and their two young daughters. For more information, go to or follow Samantha on twitter @samanthaharris.