Radio veteran Heidi Harris is heard weekdays 6am - 9am on AM 840 KXNT in Las Vegas.
Heidi was born and raised in Las Vegas, and is still working because her parents didn't buy more Las Vegas land in the 60's! Her dad was a Vegas showroom musician, and her mom had been a singer, so she literally grew up backstage in the Las Vegas casinos.
After many years of working in industries where she was often told to "shut up and calm down", she decided to explore a more interesting career.
She had started singing in her high chair, so she took a stab at singing for a living in 1995, which she did full time for six years. In 1999, she was privileged to be sent by the Department of Defense to entertain the U.S. Troops in Bosnia.
Singing is fun, but frankly...a little monotonous, and besides, Cher is the only chick singer without an expiration date, so Heidi started planning her next career move.
An avid reader with an interest in everything, she had been listening to talk radio for years, never imagining she would ever be behind the mic herself. Heidi's friends encouraged her to give it a try, so she'd stop annoying them with her opinions.
In 1998, in the midst of Monica-gate, she cut her talk radio teeth working late nights for free, (and she was worth every cent). Breaking into the business, there were even nights when she would sing all night in a local lounge, then stay up, rhinestones and all, to fill in for the morning show. Gotta pay your dues, baby!
She got her first paying job at KXNT in 1999, initially hosting a weekend show, and then co-hosting an award winning morning drive show for five years. Looking for a new challenge, and wanting to return to solo hosting, she opted not to extend her contract with CBS and left KXNT in October 2006. From April 2007 to 2012, The Heidi Harris Show was heard weekday mornings on KDWN from 5-9 AM.
In 2012 Heidi got an offer she couldn't refuse to do morning radio in Los Angeles and Riverside/San Bernardino simultaneously; an audience of 17 million people!
When doors open, you have to go through them, even though you're never sure what's behind them. After a year of commuting back and forth, and making some lifelong friends in LA, Heidi happily returned to her hometown airwaves, and the greatest city in the world to do radio.
Heidi has been repeatedly named by Talker's Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Talk Hosts in America, and has won two Electronic Media Awards for "Best Radio Talk Show, Locally Produced".
Her columns have appeared in Liberty Watch Magazine, Humanevents.com and Townhall.com, and she appears regularly as a commentator on cable news channels, including the Fox News Channel and MSNBC.
A huge supporter of the military, Heidi is an Honorary Commander for the A-10 Division at Nellis Air Force Base, where the guys gave her the call sign "Cougar" (don't ask).
She is on the Advisory Council for the USO, the Board of Living Grace Home (for homeless pregnant teens) and is a graduate of the LVMPD Citizens' Police Academy and the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Citizens' Fire Academy.
In 2010 she published her first book, "Cocktail Waitress Wisdom: Life Lessons Learned While Carrying a Tray in Las Vegas", which is now also available in audio. Heidi and her husband Brian have been married for over ten years, and have a house full of rescued dogs.