Jeffrey Lee 'Jeff' Probst (born November 4, 1961) is an American game show host, executive producer and a reporter. He is best known as the Emmy Award winning host of the U.S. version of the reality show Survivor. Beginning on September 10, 2012, he hosts The Jeff Probst Show, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by CBS Television Distribution. Probst was born in Wichita, Kansas, but grew up primarily in Bellevue, Washington. After graduating from Newport High School in 1979, he attended Seattle Pacific University and worked at Boeing Motion Picture/Television studio as a producer and narrator of marketing videos. In addition to Survivor, Probst previously hosted the FX network's original half-hour show dedicated to answering viewer letters, Backchat, along with Sound FX, a series of afternoon shows surrounding parenting, relationship and medicine (1996).
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