Jeff Schroeder (television personality)

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Jeff Schroeder
Born (1978-06-05) June 5, 1978 (age 41)
ResidenceDenver, Colorado
NationalityAmerican
OccupationTalk Show Host
Years active2009–present
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s)
Jordan Lloyd (m. 2016)
ChildrenLawson Keith Schroeder
Layton Sarti Schroeder

Jeff Schroeder (born June 5, 1978) is an American television and online talk show host, currently for Daily Blast Live, a daily entertainment and news program produced and distributed by TEGNA, which is seen on-air on local stations across the U.S., and online (Facebook and YouTube) and across social media. Jeff is also a former two-time contestant on Big Brother and Amazing Race and resident on Marriage Boot Camp.

Early life[edit]

Schroeder was born in Norridge, Illinois and is of German and Italian descent.[1] He graduated with a degree in Marketing from Aurora University. While pursuing his education at Aurora, he played 4 years of college football. Though he had dreams of playing football professionally, he switched his focus to other passions, including traveling and acting. After earning his degree, he saved enough money to take a month long trip backpacking across Western Europe. A few years later, he ventured out west to California to pursue a career in acting. He lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years before moving back home to Chicago. Upon his return, he began a career in advertising at a radio agency. Over the years, Schroeder continued acting in Chicago and has appeared in many commercials, and even began to book modeling jobs for print.

Reality TV[edit]

The Surreal Life[edit]

Schroeder appeared in one episode of The Surreal Life, S04:06 - "I'm with Cupid" in 2005. "Jeff" was 1 of 3 bachelor candidates vying for a date with Season 1 winner of "America's Next Top Model" Adrianne Curry. Interviewing the candidates, she asked, "Do you mind a lady who burps?" He responded, "Once in a while." She did not choose him.

Big Brother 11[edit]

Schroeder had a close relationship with Jordan which led to a relationship, outside the house. On Day 1, Jeff was placed in the Athletes Clique. When his clique won HoH the first week, he was guaranteed safety. Despite being a part of their team, Jeff was seen as distant from his teammates, and became good friends with Jordan and Braden, both of whom are on the popular clique. On Day 8, a series of homophobic comments made by Jeff during an argument with Russell after the first Power of Veto ceremony were edited out of the first Tuesday broadcast episode while the comments remained uncensored online.[2][3][4] The comment caused much controversy outside of the house. On Day 13, Jeff was nominated alongside his ally Laura by Head of Household Ronnie. However, on Day 14, Jeff won the second Power of Veto of the season, and used it on himself. His good friend Jordan was named the replacement nominee, but survived the eviction. On Day 33, it was revealed that America had chosen Jeff to win the power of the Coup d'État, which would allow him to change the nominations just moments before the live eviction. On Day 40, he chose to exercise this power, taken Lydia and Russell off the block in favor of Jessie and Natalie. This led to Jesse's eviction. On Day 47, Jeff became the eighth Head of Household of the season, making it his second win of the year. On Day 49, he won his second Power of Veto, making it the second week in a row that the HoH won the Veto as well. The first person to do this was Jordan. On Day 55, Jeff was nominated alongside Michele by Head of Household Kevin. When Michele won the Veto, Jordan was named her replacement nominee. On Day 61, Jeff was evicted by Kevin's tiebreaker vote after Natalie voted to evict Jeff and Michele voted to evict Jordan. On Day 73, he won the "America's Favorite" prize, awarding him $25,000. He was a part of the jury and voted for Jordan to win.

The Amazing Race 16[edit]

After Big Brother, Jeff has made appearances on several other CBS shows. Jeff, along with Jordan, appeared on The Amazing Race 16. They came in seventh place.

Big Brother 12-13[edit]

In 2010, Jeff, along with Jordan, entered the Big Brother 12 house to host the fifth Power of Veto competition, "Lover's Lane". Later in 2010, Jeff became a part of the online CBS show Around the World For Free. In 2011, Jeff and Jordan returned to Big Brother, this time as HouseGuest for Big Brother 13. Their appearance was due to the "Dynamic Duos" twist, which saw three pairs from past seasons enter the House against eight new HouseGuests. Jeff was ultimately evicted during a Double Eviction on Day 55, earning seventh place.

Online hosting[edit]

Big Brother[edit]

Beginning Big Brother 14, Schroeder began hosting the online Big Brother recap show, Big Brother Live Chat, where he would interview house-guests after their evictions. The following season, he also began interviewing the house-guests before they entered the house.

Survivor Live[edit]

In 2014, following the exit of Parvati Shallow from the program, Schroeder took over as host of Survivor Live, a recap show similar to Big Brother Live Chat where Schroeder interviews the castaways the day following the episode in which they are voted off. His first season hosting the show is for Survivor: San Juan del Sur.

Personal life[edit]

Jeff and his wife Jordan Lloyd currently own a YouTube channel with over 25,100 subscribers. They have two sons together.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeff's bio". CBS.com. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  2. ^ "CBS Censors "Big Brother" Slurs". The Huffington Post. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  3. ^ "Video: Bizarre 'Big Brother' fight". The Live Feed. 2009-07-16. Archived from the original on 19 July 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Week 2 In The 'Big Brother' House: Eviction, Drama & More". Fancast. 2009-07-17. Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXOmlgVh1FEp9GP6TsI492A/videos