Fran Harris Biography
Fran Harris was born on March 12, 1965. she is 54 years as of 2019. She is an American television personality, sportscaster, and former professional. She was also a college basketball player who has won championships in high school, in college, and in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Harris had not played for almost 8 years but managed to beat more than 200 athletes to earn a spot in the inaugural season of the WNBA for the Houston Comets. She played basketball at The University of Texas, where she captained the team that won the 1986 national championship and led the team to the first-ever NCAA undefeated season going 34-0.
In 2010, Fran was the host of Home Rules, a transformational television series on HGTV. Harris is currently an announcer for the ESPN family of networks, serial entrepreneur and author who’s appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah’s Radio Network, NPR, CNBC, CNN, The Tavis Smiley Show and other various television and radio networks.
Fran Harrison Family
Harris was born in Dallas, Texas to her parents whose information is not yet disclosed. Fran Harris was raised up together with her siblings three brothers and a sister. There is no much information about her family.
Fran Harrison Career | Fran Harris Basketball
Harris started playing basketball when she was a sophomore at South Oak Cliff High School. She also played on JV and varsity teams her first year. She then helped the team to a 40-0 season and State Championship. Harris later moved on to the University of Texas at Austin where she had a standout basketball career. She earned bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees in journalism. From 1982 to 1986 Harris was a player for The University of Texas at Austin. She led her team to its first and only NCAA Championship title, to date in 1986 with the first perfect season in women’s NCAA history. The team went 34-0.
Fran was the leading scorer for three years in a row. She became the team captain in 1986. She was named to the Southwest Conference All-Decade Team, SWC Player of the Year and was two-time team MVP, selected by teammates. Fran was an outside shooter who finished her career as the University’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,798 points. She also played for USA Basketball as part of the 1985 USA National Jones Cup Team that captured Gold for the second year in a row, World Championship Team in 1986. The team won Gold, USA Women’s Pan American Team in 1987 that won a gold medal in Indianapolis, Indiana and was an Olympic Team Alternate in 1988.
After finishing college, Harris decided to go play professional basketball in Italy and Switzerland. She, later on, played for two years in the WNBA. In the league’s inaugural season, Fran was a member of the Houston Comets. She started one game for the Comets but played in 25 games coming off the bench, scoring a total of 104 points on the season as the Comets won the first-ever WNBA Championship. The next season, she was a starter for the Utah Starzz. she was waived from the team’s roster at the end of the season. Harris chose to retire and begin her career in broadcasting with TV partner, Lifetime.
As for her TV career, Harris has hosted the transformational makeover show, Home Rules on HGTV, in which she helped redesign the interiors of people’s homes. She has also been coaching since she was a teenager. Aside from that Harri has been a fitness advocate since college. Since she retired from the WNBA, Fran has appeared as a fitness and life coach on many television shows. She produced and hosted her own reality show, America’s Fitness Show, which aired in Austin, Texas. In 2011, Fran bested over 15,000 candidates to be named Good Morning America’s Advice Guru Runner-up. In the same year, Harris was one of eleven contestants appearing on the NBC competitive reality television series America’s Next Great Restaurant, in which aspiring restaurateurs pitch their concepts for a fast-casual restaurant chain.
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Fran Harris Net Worth
Harris has been able to garner an estimated net worth of $4 million throughout her whole career. She was a basketball player before she resigned and decided to start a career in broadcasting with TV partner, Lifetime. She has since hosted various shows and managed to produce her own reality show named America’s Fitness Show, which aired in Austin, Texas. She earns approximately $200 thousand annually from her Journalism career.