Mar 6, 2024 - News

Miami rocker thriving and vibing on "Survivor"

"Survivor" contestant Ben Katzman

Photo: Robert Voets/CBS

Miami music teacher and rock band frontman Ben Katzman is thriving on the CBS reality show "Survivor," where he avoided elimination in the season premiere last week.

Why it matters: Katzman, who is on the Siga tribe, is the ultimate Miami bro.

  • He's been nicknamed the "Vibe God" and "Dean of Cultural Affairs" by one of his tribe-mates and for good reason: He leads the metal band Degreaser but likes to play salsa music, too.
  • "We're Sur-vibing," another tribe-mate said. "It's all about the vibe."

How it works: Katzman and 16 other castaways must sur-vibe on the islands of Fiji, competing in physical and mental challenges as they fight to be the Sole Survivor and win $1 million.

What we're watching: Episode 2 of Season 46 airs Wednesday night at 8pm. You can stream it on Paramount+.

  • "I hope you enjoy the episode. You're in for a wild ride," Katzman tells Axios in an epic audio message.
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