Heidi Harris was born and raised in Las Vegas, and is still working because her parents didn’t buy enough land in Las Vegas when she was a child!
By the time she graduated from High School, Heidi realized that she wanted to be able to do lots of things in life - and boy did she - everything from singing telegrams to human resources recruiting. After many years of working in industries where she was often told to “shut up and calm down”, Heidi thought she ought to consider a new career path. Since her parents had been in the music business, she decided to start singing for a living, which she did for 8 years. In 1999, she was privileged to be asked by the Department of Defense to entertain the U.S. Troops in Bosnia. Entertaining is a lot of fun, but unless you're Cher, you can't do it forever. It was time to find a career that didn't require short skirts and high heels.
A big talk radio fan for many years, and never caught without an opinion, Heidi’s friends encouraged her to give talk radio a try. In 1998, in the midst of Monica-gate, she cut her talk radio teeth working late nights for free at KDWN in Las Vegas, and she was worth every cent! In 1999, Heidi joined KXNT, and in March of 2000, the “Heidi Harris Show” premiered on KXNT. In October 2001, Heidi and Alan Stock teamed up to create a morning show, which won an Electronic Media Award in 2003.
In 2006, she left KXNT to resume her solo career. In April 2007, The Heidi Harris Show premiered on KDWN.
She often appears as a commentator on MSNBC and the Fox News Channel, sometimes provoking strong reactions from youtube users when the clips are viewed. She's also been named one of America's Most Influential Hosts by Talker's Magazine five times.
Heidi continues to utilize her musical talents by writing and performing parodies which have been played by radio hosts all over the country. She still sings at fundraisers and other private events.
Heidi and her husband Brian are strong supporters of the military, and she's the honorary commander of the A-10 Division at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. (The A-10 guys gave her the call sign "Cougar"...Is that a good thing?) Heidi's also on the board of Crimestoppers.
She and her husband are the proud "parents" of three rescued dogs, and they foster abandoned puppies for the Nevada SPCA . All is never calm, but it's always bright in the Harris household!