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Samantha Harris

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

Samantha Harris

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


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

In a candid conversation with LeadHERship Global, a podcast for — and about — unstoppable women stepping into courage and self-love, Samantha reaffirms, “If you’re not giving yourself the care that you need, you will not have the health and wellness to achieve all you can be.”

Best known as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) and Entertainment 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 neurodegenerative disorders, and understand their underlying causes.

Samantha 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.

She also just launched a new podcast: Your Healthiest Healthy. On the podcast, she shares game-changing, small, manageable action steps you need today to live your most optimal life yet. Topics include nutrition, toxic beauty, thriving after a diagnosis, weight loss, intermittent fasting, sleep, gut health, longevity, stress and anxiety reduction tools, biohacking, detoxing, glucose regulation, hormonal health and menopause, inflammation, meditating with success, plant-based diets, breast cancer survivorship, brain health and so much more.

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.

Samantha is currently the host of Game Show Network's wordplay game show, Tug Of Words. She co-hosted DWTS for eight seasons, garnering two Emmy nominations. She also served for many years as a 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 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, and appeared as a guest host on  Access Hollywood Live, The View, Hollywood Today Live, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and  Good Morning America (guest correspondent) and Fox & Friends 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.

One of Samantha’s newest initiatives, YOUR HEALTHIEST HEALTHY: COMMUNITY, is a subscription-based membership filled with interactive content on a weekly basis to empower women to elevate their wellness to become their most vibrant, healthy selves. It includes live workouts with Samantha as well as live coaching on a variety of health topics and live weekly esteemed guest experts. Samantha’s mission with the community is to guide people to take even better control of their well-being while reducing the toxins in, on and around their bodies that often lead to detrimental health outcomes.

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 HLN’s Weekend Express and CBS’s The Doctors, evangelizing healthy living. She’s 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 on 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 continues to serve 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 that 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 is 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 a professional woman. Being the best advocate for your own health is a primary message Samantha shares with her audience. Partnering with Ancestry for its AncestryHealth self-directed AncestyDNA at-home genetic testing kit, it offers 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.

Speaker Videos

Gotta Make Lemonade | Virtual Event

Samantha Harris Launches "Your Healthiest Healthy" Podcast

Samantha Harris: The Perfect Host and Emcee

EXTRA TV: The launch of Samantha Harris's new podcast and celebrating 10 years cancer-free

Samantha Harris March of Dimes

Living Your Healthiest Healthy

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

In this energizing presentation drawn from her bestselling book Your Healthiest Healthy, as well as her personal health and wellness journey as a breast cancer survivor, Emmy award-winning journalist Samantha Harris shares real-world strategies to prevent and fight chronic diseases. Combining research-backed advice, insights from healthcare professionals and scientists and her healthy hacks, tips, recipes and humorously honest practical advice, Samantha provides an achievable action plan, while inspiring audiences to achieve it. Samantha motivates audiences to live their healthiest life by learning how to level up their nutrition, reduce toxins in their personal care routine, sleep better and elevate their exercise habits. She also shares stress-busting techniques. Samantha will show you how you can start with small changes in your routine to level up your well-being for optimal health. As actress Rita Wilson said, “If knowledge is power, then Samantha Harris is Wonder Woman!”

Surviving Cancer: Transforming the Patient Experience

At 40, breast cancer blindsided Samantha Harris. Young, fit and healthier than ever, she was told by more than one doctor that the lump she found was “nothing.” Because Samantha never gave up listening to her body, she saved her own life by being her own advocate—pushing for answers. Samantha shares her healthcare journey and lessons learned that will help you transform the patient from survivor to thriver. Samantha inspires audiences by encouraging them to be their own best health advocate in this honest, emotional and empowering keynote.

As a patient, you will learn:

  • Key questions to ask your doctor.
  • How to advocate for yourself in ways you didn’t realize you could (or should).
  • Methods for self-care to ease your journey.
  • Five easy steps to take to empower your well-being and more!

As a healthcare provider, you will learn:

  • Key takeaways to enhance the patient experience for compassionate interaction.
  • Easy techniques to smoothly calm a new patient’s worries.
  • Essential questions to ask your patients that physicians may not have been taught in medical school and more.

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 Harris believes this is one of the greatest gifts we can pass on to your family. She shares some of her favorite Jewish traditions and how she has created a Jewish home for her daughters. From teaching the value of volunteering and the importance of compassion to keeping up important family tradition, celebrating the diversity of Jewish beliefs has made a profound and positive difference in Samantha and her family’s lives—with the hope to share these into the distant future, L’Dor V’Dor, from generation to generation.

Optimize Your Health

Samantha Harris began her career in Hollywood teaching fitness classes, and health and fitness remain her way of life. Drawing from her bestselling book, Your Healthiest Healthy, Samantha focuses on functional and fun fitness, along with essential, easy-to-follow nutrition advice in ways that may be new for any audience member 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 surprisingly easy tricks to create time for exercise, maximize your motivation muscle and eat healthfully in ways audiences may not have realized they can with success.

Nutrient density is a staple for achieving your best body along with optimal well-being, 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 the essentials of exercise and nutritious meal choices with recipe ideas your kids will love. This lead-by-example concept takes on new meaning with what Samantha shares. Audiences will be energized by Samantha’s Healthiest Healthy Hacks to level up their health in small, manageable ways by sharing with them attainable daily habits that are true game-changers.

Additionally, Samantha offers an add-on program for those in attendance that includes the Get Your Strongest 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.

Thriving Through Life’s Challenges

Life has a way of throwing unexpected curveballs our way. For Samantha Harris, it was when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer at 40. But after a week of feeling terrible, she picked herself up and made a conscious decision to turn around her perspective and fight back. And that, she did. Samantha shares her cancer journey and provides an achievable action plan with honest, practical advice that will help strengthen your coping skills and relationships, boost positivity and build resiliency. 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--GottaMakeLemonade.com--that she founded with her husband to “inspire positivity in the face of adversity,”