Jarod Miller is an American zoologist, naturalist, pet expert, television host and regular guest lecturer for zoos, universities and promotional events on captive management and wildlife conservations. He grew up in suburban Western New York where he spent most of his childhood outdoors, exploring the nature and visiting zoos around the area. He obtained his degree in Zoology from Oswego State University in New York, where he has published and presented a study on primate behavior and ecology within the scientific community. Jarod Miller is also a professional fellow on the American Zoo Association, an associate member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, and a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Jarod Miller is the former executive director of the Binghamton Zoo in Binghamton, New York. He is the youngest accredited Zoo director in the United States at the age of 25. For the past 10 years, he has already made 100 television appearances on national talk shows including The Early Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Live with Regis and Kelly and The Tyra Banks Show, and Entertainment Tonight among many others.
Jarod Miller currently hosts his own nationally syndicated TV series, Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller. He is also a co-host Animal Planet’s PetFinder. He also hosts the ecological segments of Forecast Earth and is the regular “Wildlife Buddy” for the Rachael Ray Show. He is also a contributor for FOX news and CNN.
In 1996, Miller started Wild Encounter, his own wildlife production and education company. Since then, he has already traveled to over 13 countries, greatly on South Africa, Central America and Equatorial America. Wild Encounters provides opportunities to student to learn about animal habitats all over the world without having to leave their classroom.
Jarod Miller is currently the host of Greatest American Dog, a reality show on CBS searching for the most talented dog in the country. The winner of the series will take home $250,000.