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Samantha Harris

Emmy-Winning TV Host, Breast Cancer Survivor, Certified Health Coach & Bestselling Author, Your Healthiest Healthy

Biography

“If knowledge is power, then Samantha Harris is Wonder Woman.”- Rita Wilson, Actress & Producer

Best known as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars andEntertainment Tonight, Emmy-winner Samantha Harris is also an author, certified health coach and trainer, cancer survivor and thriver, healthy living advocate and unstoppable optimist. Her stage II invasive breast cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy at age 40 inspired a quest for answers about how we can all improve our overall health, prevent chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune disease, and understand their underlying causes. She is the author of Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life, a best-selling book that became a brand for popular webinars and retreats. Your Healthiest Healthy translates comprehensive, research-backed knowledge into an easy-to-follow road map for maximizing health, energy and happiness for life—helping people take small steps that will result in big changes. As a highly motivational and inspirational speaker, Samantha shares her personal journey from cancer diagnosis to healthiest health with genuine warmth and unflappable positivity. She creatively blends almost encyclopedic knowledge with insights from doctors and scientists, empowering advice, practical tips and healthy recipes—acting as both cheerleader and guide on a journey toward Your Healthiest Healthy.  Read More >

Samantha 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. Samantha’s first primetime show that she hosted was FOXs The Next Joe Millionaire. After DWTS, she hosted NBCsStars 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, and appeared as a guest host on Access Hollywood Live, The View, Daily Blast Live, Hollywood Today Live, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and  Good Morning America(guest correspondent), among others. 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.

Samantha recently announced her newest initiative, YOUR HEALTHIEST HEALTHY: COMMUNITY, which is a subscription-based membership that will be filled with content on a weekly basis to help transform anyone to become their most vibrant, healthy self. This will include live workouts with Samantha as well as live coaching on a variety of health topics. Samantha wants to start 2021 off with helping people understand the importance of self-care.

With the success of Your Healthiest Healthy, Samantha has become the go-to guru for living a healthy and clean life. She has appeared in multiple media outlets such as Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBSsThe Doctorsevangelizing healthy living. She has also 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  Womens 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, Samantha 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 National Ambassador for Susan G. Komen, the American Cancer Society, and serves on the Entertainment Council for Feeding America. She volunteers at the SOVA Food Pantry, a Jewish Family service which provides life-improving services that help the people of Los Angeles live with dignity and exercise self-determination. Samantha also teamed up with AstraZeneca‘s Cancer Community (C2) Awards during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The C2 Awards honor those on the frontlines of cancer care, research and advocacy and rewards the winners in each category with a generous grant.

Along with her husband, Michael, Samantha founded the online community Gotta Make Lemonade (gottamakelemonade.com) 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 diagnosis: “Babe, when life gives you lemons, you gotta make lemonade!” Samantha is the proud mother of two daughters and an honors graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism

With an uplifting, vibrant personality, Samantha consistently wins hearts, minds, and rave reviews. Living and championing her passion for health fitness and overall well-being every day, she shows how to achieve your healthiest healthy, overcome adversity, and find balance as professional women. Being the best advocate for your own health is a primary message Samantha shares with her audience. Partnering with Ancestry for its new AncestryHealth self-directed AncestyDNA at-home genetic testing kit offered her social media followers the perfect way to take control of their health journey. Facing challenges with humor, strength, perseverance and passion, Samantha empowers audiences to take control of their health and live their best and healthiest lives. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Samantha Harris: The Perfect Host and Emcee

Samantha Harris March of Dimes

Your Healthiest Healthy Community

Interview with Samantha Harris on Breast Implants

Be Your Own Health Advocate

Gotta Make Lemonade

Speech Topics

Living Your Healthiest Healthy

Dr. Drew loves Samantha Harris’s book Your Healthiest Healthy because it “approaches health from so many angles: biological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual.” Kris Jenner said, “This book will change your life!” And cancer thriver, actress Christina Applegate notes that it’s “an eye-opening and empowering guide.” In this energizing presentation drawn from her book and personal health and wellness journey as a breast cancer survivor, Emmy-winning journalist Samantha Harris shares real-world strategies to prevent and fight chronic diseases and live your best, healthiest life every day. Combining research-backed advice, insights from doctors and scientists, and her own healthy hacks, tips, recipes and humorously honest practical advice, Samantha provides an achievable action plan. All while inspiring audiences to achieve it. Aimed at survivors, thrivers, and anyone wishing to avoid a diagnosis of chronic disease, Samantha motivates audiences to eat better, work out smarter, reduce toxins, handle health crises, strengthen relationships, boost positivity and build resiliency. As Rita Wilson said, “If knowledge is power, then Samantha Harris is Wonder Woman!”

Surviving Cancer: Be Your Own Health Advocate & Turn Lemons into Lemonade

Young, fit and healthier than ever, Samantha Harris was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at 40. She was told by more than one doctor that the lump she found was “nothing.” Because she never gave up listening to her body and being willing to trust her gut, Samantha saved her own life by being her own advocate. In this honest and emotional keynote, she shares her roller coaster ride as she sought answers and navigated the roadblocks that nearly sidelined her. She inspires and empowers audiences by encouraging them to be their own best health advocate, listen to their own bodies and to never take “no” for an answer, especially when instinct tells them differently. Audiences leave empowered and feeling liberated, knowing that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t define them. Samantha also shares insights and stories from the online community that she founded with her husband to “inspire positivity in the face of adversity,” GottaMakeLemonade.com.

L’Dor V'Dor: Living a Jewish Life

A major component of Judaism is passing traditions to future generations. Each member of your family plays a role in shaping who your children will become. Samantha believes this is one of the greatest gifts we can pass on to our family. From teaching the value of volunteering and the importance of compassion to sharing a family tradition, story or recipe, celebrating the diversity of Jewish beliefs will make a profound and positive difference in their lives—into the distant future, L’dor V’Dor, from generation to generation.

The Heart of a Volunteer

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” –Gandhi  |  Helping someone could be a gentle wave or a smile when walking past them. Helping someone could simply be lending an ear, offering advice or standing by their side through hard times. For Samantha Harris, helping someone means making the time to volunteer, such as working with Feeding America by providing meals for schools and families. It also means being a National Ambassador for Susan G Komen and the American Cancer Society because Samantha knows firsthand the importance of supporting others in times of need. Read More >

One small act of kindness can go a long way and in helping others, you also help yourself. From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, research has shown that volunteering also offers many health benefits. Samantha shares the positive effects of staying physically and mentally active, decreasing the risk of depression, and reducing stress levels while giving you a sense of purpose. Read Less ^

Get YOUR Best Body

Samantha Harris began her career in Hollywood teaching fitness classes, and health and fitness remains her way of life. Drawing from Your Healthiest Healthy, Samantha focuses on fitness and nutrition for any audience wishing to boost health and vitality. She provides newfound methods on ways to stay fit and proven ways to get one’s best body with easy tricks to find time for exercise, maximize your motivation muscle and eat healthfully. Nutrition is a staple for achieving your best body, and Samantha will share small steps that lead to big results, including what toxic ingredients to avoid that may be derailing your current best efforts to be healthy. She’ll also discuss the importance of teaching kids about essentials of exercise and nutritious meal choices with recipe ideas your kids will love. Read More >

Additionally, Harris offers an add-on program for those in attendance that includes the Get Your Best Body Workout (an additional 30 or 45 minutes). Inspired by “Ms. Harris’s Fit Tips,” scheduling logs and nutrition suggestions, your audience will walk away encouraged with ways to make their bodies healthier and stronger. Read Less ^