Jeff Zausch (Naked and Afraid) Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality and Ethnicity, Wife, Is he Married?, Job, Net worth

Jeff Zausch Biography and Wikipedia

Jeff Zausch is an American survivalist, adventurer, and TV producer/host from Idaho. He is widely known for his appearances on the Discovery Channel reality series “Naked and Afraid.” Zausch has appeared in several spinoffs of Naked and Afraid including “Naked and Afraid XL and “Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing”. Zausch is the TV producer and host of Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival.

Jeff Zausch  Age | Birthday

Zausch was born on June 5, 1987, in Pocatello, Idaho. He is 36 years old as of 2023. Zausch celebrates his birthday on the 5th of June each year.

Jeff Zausch Parents

Zausch was born in Idaho to his parents; Matthew J. Zausch (father) and his mother. Unfortunately, his father passed away in 2013 from a heart complication.

Jeff Zausch
Jeff Zausch

Jeff Zausch Nationality and Ethnicity

Zausch is an American citizen. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho. When it comes to his ethnicity, Zausch holds a white heritage.

Jeff Zausch Height

Zausch stands at a height measurement of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters).

Jeff Zausch Wife

Zausch was married to his now ex-wife Gabrielle Balassone, a former Miss Idaho USA. They tied the knot in 2013 and later got divorced. Zausch and his ex-wife Gabrielle did not have or share any children by the time they got divorced.

Jeff Zausch Girlfriend/Is he Married?

Zausch is currently dating his girlfriend named Erin Munoz. His girlfriend Erin is a musician from Florida. Zausch occasionally posts photos of his girlfriend on his social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook/Meta.

Jeff Zausch Education/College

Zausch graduated from Highland High School in 2003. He then attended Idaho State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences with a minor in geographic information systems (GIS) and Ecology.

Jeff Zausch Job

Zausch is a GIS specialist and Master Environmentalist by profession. He works as a business development executive for EagleView Technologies, a company that provides aerial imagery and data analytics. Zausch is also a television host and producer for “Dual Survival”, a reality show on Discovery Channel.

Zausch is also a survivalist and TV personality. He has appeared on Discovery Channel’s survival reality shows such as Naked and Afraid, Naked and Afraid: Savage, Dual Survival, Naked After Dark, Naked and Afraid XL, and Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing.

Zausch appeared on Snake in The Grass on USA Network which premiered in August 2022, at 11 PM ET/PT.

Jeff’s Instagram bio states that Zausch is also a Travel Blogger, photographer, and public speaker.

Jeff Zausch Naked and Afraid

Zausch made his debut on Naked and Afraid in 2014, when he partnered with Eva Rupert in Madagascar. He survived for 21 days with a primitive survival rating (PSR) of 8.9 out of 10. Zausch returned for Naked and Afraid: Savage in 2015, where he faced the same challenge alone. He completed the solo survival with a PSR of 9.1 out of 10.

Zausch then joined Naked and Afraid XL in 2015, where he teamed up with EJ Snyder, Laura Zerra, and others to survive for 40 days in Colombia. He finished the challenge with a PSR of 9.3 out of 10. He came back for another season of Naked and Afraid XL in 2017, where he partnered with Laura Zerra again to survive for 60 days in the Philippines. They became the first duo to complete the longest survival challenge in the history of the show, with a PSR of 9.9 out of 10.

Zausch also participated in Naked and Afraid XL: All-Stars in 2018, where he joined forces with Lacey Jones, Matt Wright, Russell Sage, and others to survive for 40 days in South Africa. He ended the challenge with a PSR of 9.7 out of 10.

Zausch is one of the most successful and experienced survivalists on “Naked and Afraid.” He has faced various harsh environments, such as arctic, tropical, alpine, and desert settings. He has also endured many life-threatening situations, such as developing a 105-degree fever, getting bitten by venomous snakes, and hunting dangerous animals.

Jeff Zausch Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing

Zausch is a cast member of Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing in 2023 on Discovery Channel. He is a survivalist and GIS specialist from Idaho.  Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing premiered on May 7, 2023, on Discovery Channel. In the show, the winner takes all in this competition with 12 all-star survivalists battling for $100k. The finale of Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing is on July 16, 2023, at 8 pm on Discovery Channel. Stayed tuned to find out whether Zausch get crowned the winner.

Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing Cast

The cast members of Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing include:

Jeff Zausch Net Worth

Zausch has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2023. He earns his income from his GIS career, his career as a TV Producer/host, and his TV appearances. Zausch is currently a TV Producer/host for Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival. He is also a survivalist appearing on “Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing” on Discovery Channel, where the winner takes home $100K.


Jeff is active on Instagram. His Instagram account is @jeffzausch, with around 98K followers as of July 2023.  He is also active on Facebook, where he shares his survival tips and adventures.