About Samantha Harris
While Harris made strides as an actress, she managed to put her journalism degree to good use as a correspondent for various entertainment news shows. She interviewed hundreds of celebrities as the weekend co-host for "Extra" (Syndicated, 1994- ), an entertainment magazine show for which Harris opened the first-ever Las Vegas bureau. After her stint on "Extra," Harris was the solo anchor for "THS Investigates" (E! Entertainment, 2004-05), a spin-off series of "E! True Hollywood Stories." Harris also served as a special correspondent on "Good Morning America" (ABC, 1975- ), host on "The Next Joe Millionaire" (Fox, 2002-04) and occasional guest co-host on "The View" (ABC, 1997- ). But it was her co-hosting duties on "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), a live ballroom dancing competition and overnight ratings winner, that propelled Harris to national attention. Alongside smart aleck host Tom Bergeron, Harris interviewed celebrity competitors and their professional dancing partners backstage both before and after each couple performed their complicated and well-rehearsed routines. Meanwhile, Harris was a three-time cover girl for Muscle & Fitness HERS and was featured in spreads for Maxim, Self and FHM.