Jeff Probst Shows, Personal life, Awards and twitter

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth November 4, 1961 (age 55 years)
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Producer, Journalist
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Lisa Ann Russell , Shelly Wright (m. 1996–2001)
Married on 2011, Wright(1996-2001)
Education at Seattle Pacific University
Net Worth(s) $40 million
Name on Birth Jeffrey Lee Probst
Height 5' 10''
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Twitter @JeffProbst
Age N/A

Jeff Probst is an American game show host. He is also famous as an executive producer. He is the host of the U.S version of the reality television show ‘Survivor’. Apart from this Jeff Probst shows would make a list.


Jeff Probst as already mentioned is a famous American television personality. His career entails that hard work really pays off. From his first job as bussing tables at Elks Lodge in Wichita to the host of the popular television show ‘Survivor’, he has given his best at every level.


Jeff Probst was born on 4th of November, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in Bellevue, Washington.  He was born to parents Jerry Probst and Barbara Probst.

Early life and education

Jeff Probst success and his proficiency as a professional clearly reflect his strong educational base.  He got his graduation in 1979 from Newport High School. After that, he went to Seattle Pacific University. He then started working as a narrator of marketing videos and a producer at Boeing Motion Picture.

Career and net worth

As we all know that Survivor is one of the best Jeff Probst shows of all time. He has hosted Survivor since 2000. Apart from that he also had hosted “Backchat’ which is FX’s Network’s popular show. He has hosted the VH1 series ‘Rock and Roll Jeopardy’ from 1998 to 2001. This is also one of the famous Jeff Probst shows. Besides, he is also the host for Howard Stem named ‘Celebrity Superfan Roundtable’.

Apart from hosting the shows, he had also been a correspondent for ‘Access Hollywood’ which is a syndicated program.  Jeff is a person with a golden heart. He funded ‘The Serpentine Project’ in 2007. The main objective of the project was to empower youth from foster care by providing various opportunities needed to be successful.

He then became a director for his second feature film in 2012. In the same year, he started hosting “the Jeff Probst show’. This show is CBS Television’s syndicated daytime talk show. The show ran only for one season.  From all those work he has amassed a whopping net worth of $40 million.

Personal life and spouse

Jeff Probst shows like survivor has ruled millions of hearts and his fan base is huge. When people hit the spotlight, suddenly everybody gets interested in their private life and we most say it is a natural phenomenon. Similarly, Jeff Probst personal life has also been one of the interesting matters for his fans out there.

By looking at Jeff’s entire history of the married and dating profile, it is evident that the guy definitely knows how to get a girl. He first got married to Shelley wright in 1996. They were so in love in the beginning but their relationships could not make too far. They got separated in 2001 and personal differences might be the reason behind their divorce. His first wife Shelley is an accomplished person and a psychotherapist by the profession.

After some years, Jeff got into a new relationship in 2004 with one of the contestants named Julie Berry after filming of Survivor: Vanuatu wrapped. Again Jeff could not make this relationship work either. The couple eventually broke up in 2008. According to some rumors, Jeff was kind of devasted after the separation.

Then another beautiful woman entered into the barren love life of Jeff Probst. Her name was Lisa Ann Russell. They got married on 5th of December 2011. Before getting married to Jeff, Lisa already had two children from her previous marriage with Mark-Paul Gosselaar who is an actor by profession. Jeff’s step-son Michael was born in 2004 and step -daughter Ava was born in 2006. Jeff looks at his step- children as his own and has explicitly stated that he and Lisa share custody of those children with Gosselaar and his second wife.

Apart from Jeff Probst shows, his books are also very much liked by the audiences.  His book named Stranded has won millions of hearts and the book is based on Jeff Probst show Survivor itself. In an interview, when asked about which of his job was harder, hosting Survivor was or writing a book, he said that neither of them was hard because he had the greatest television job and writing kid’s book had been a blast.

Jeff is a music lover like any other man and ‘Anything’ from Van Halen is his go-to Karaoke song.

Awards, achievements, and recognitions

Jeff Probst awards would make a list. Some of Jeff Probst awards include Primetime Emmy Award for a ‘Reality or Reality-competition program’ in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Jeff is active in social media and Jeff Probst twitter account is active and could be followed without any hesitation. However, it has been seen that there are some fake Jeff Probst twitter accounts so try to follow only the genuine one.



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