SAMANTHA HARRIS JOINS THE INSIDER AS CORRESPONDENT AND SUBSTITUTE ANCHOR
Samantha Harris will join CBS Television Distribution's THE INSIDER, as a correspondent and substitute anchor beginning January 5, 2009, it was announced today by Linda Bell Blue, executive producer.
Perhaps best known as co-host of the ABC series, "Dancing With the Stars," Harris previously served as a reporter for E! News and co-hosted the network's live awards show coverage for the Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmys. Harris also anchored THS Investigates, a spin-off series from the producers of The E! True Hollywood Story, as well as a multitude of E! specials.
"We are thrilled to welcome Samantha to �The Insider' team," said Bell Blue. "She is a smart, focused, beautiful addition to our family that comes with an incredible Hollywood resume. The work she has done and the rapport she has earned is something to be admired."
A native of Hopkins, Minn., Harris graduated with honors from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill.
Prior to joining E!, Harris served as the weekend co-host for the nationally syndicated entertainment newsmagazine Extra. Harris's other hosting credits include Fox's The Next Joe Millionaire and AMC Access. Additionally, Harris has served as a guest co-host on ABC's The View.
THE INSIDER is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution in Studio City, Calif. Linda Bell Blue is Executive Producer. DJ Petroro is Co-Executive Producer. Lara Spencer is Anchor; Victoria Recano and Cojo are Correspondents. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.