Passionate, irreverent, and often controversial, Heidi Harris has taken a stand for her values and community throughout her career. She recently left corporate radio after 19 years because standing up for traditional families has now become controversial.
Heidi was born and raised in Las Vegas, the daughter of a musician and singer. 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 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 and RT America.
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’s 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.
Her latest book, about her radio journey and departure, is soon to be published.