Samantha Harris

Birth Name: Samantha Shapiro

Place of Birth: Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: November 27, 1973

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Samantha Harris is an American television host.

Samantha is married to Michael Hess, with whom she has two children.

Samantha’s paternal grandparents are Byron Maurice Shapiro (the son of Samuel Leonard Shapiro and Rose Karon) and Marjorie Jane Chapman. Samuel was born in Minnesota, to parents from Russia. Rose was born in Poland, the daughter of Abraham Itza Karon and Libby Hanna Miller.

Samantha’s maternal grandparents are Wallace Lyle Harris (the son of Samuel Harry Harris and Sadabelle Ruth Milston) and Jacqueline Gershovitz. Wallace was prominent in the field of manufacturing. Samuel was born in Russia or Lithuania. Sadabelle was born in Nebraska, to a father from Germany and a mother from Russia.

Source: Genealogy of Samantha’s paternal great-grandmother, Rose Karon (focusing on her own father’s side) –

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