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Phil Keoghan

Philip John "Phil" Keoghan ( /ˈkoʊɡən/; born 31 May 1967) is a New Zealand-born television personality, best known for hosting the U.S. version of The Amazing Race on CBS, since its 2001 debut. He is also the creator and host of No Opportunity Wasted, which has been produced in the United States, New Zealand, and Canada. He has won eight Emmy Awards for his work. Born in the town of Lincoln, New Zealand, 22 km (14 mi) south of Christchurch, Keoghan spent a considerable part of his childhood in Antigua and Canada. He attended St Andrew's College, Christchurch. While completing a TV cameraman apprenticeship, he successfully auditioned for New Zealand children's show Spot On at age 19. After a series of further presenter work on television in New Zealand television, including as a reporter on That's Fairly Interesting, he set off to further his career abroad. Before joining The Amazing Race, he was considered, but not selected, as a host for Survivor. For his hosting of The Amazing Race, Keoghan was nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program in the second year of the award's creation but lost to Jeff Probst of

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