Fran Harris Wiki – Fran Harris Biography
Fran Harris is an American television personality, sportscaster, and former professional and college basketball player who has won championships in high school, in college, and in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). After not playing competitively for nearly 8 years, she beat out 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, she was the host of Home Rules, a transformational television series on HGTV. She is an announcer for the ESPN family of networks, serial entrepreneur, and author who’s appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC, CNN, Oprah’s Radio Network, NPR, The Tavis Smiley Show, and numerous other television and radio networks.
She started playing basketball when she was a sophomore at South Oak Cliff High School and played on the on JV and varsity teams her first year. She then helped the team to a 40–0 season and State Championship. She moved on to the University of Texas at Austin where she had a standout basketball career and earned bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees in journalism.
She was a player for The University of Texas at Austin from 1982 to 1986. 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. She was the leading scorer three years in a row and was the team captain in 1986. She was named to the Southwest Conference All-Decade Team, SWC Player of the Year, and was a two-time team MVP, selected by teammates. She was an outside shooter who finished her career as the University’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,798 points.
Harris 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 that 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 college, she went to play professional basketball in Italy and Switzerland. She later played for two years in the WNBA. In the league’s inaugural season, she 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. At the end of the season, she was waived from the team’s roster and chose to retire and begin her career in broadcasting with TV partner, Lifetime.
She hosted the transformational makeover show, Home Rules on HGTV, in which Harris helped redesign the interiors of people’s homes.
Harris has been coaching since she was a teenager and has been a fitness advocate since college. Since retiring from the WNBA, she 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, she bested over 15,000 candidates to be named Good Morning America’s Advice Guru Runner-up. That same year, she 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.
In 2021, she appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank to pitch her sports drink “Electra.”
Fran Harris Age
She was born on March 12, 1965 in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Fran Harris Family
She is the fourth of five children; she has three brothers and a sister.
Fran Harris Height
She stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 m) tall.
Fran Harris Instagram
Fran Harris Instagram account is @franergy. Her Instagram bio reads, “Loves of my life: God, Family, Friends. Thought leader. Start-up expert. ESPN anncr. Filmmaker. Screenwriter. Producer. WNBA/NCAA Champion. Foodie.🤘🏽”