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Chet Garner is the creator, host, and executive producer of The Daytripper, a 12-time Emmy-award-winning Texas travel show airing on PBS stations across the country.
Born in Comanche and raised in Port Neches, Texas, Chet’s love for storytelling began at a young age around the Boy Scout campfire and toting around his grandfather’s VHS video camera. Chet earned a degree in radio-television-film from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to graduate first in his class from Baylor Law School. However, after practicing law for three years, he decided to follow his passions and simultaneously inspire folks to appreciate the beauty, history, and food of the Lone Star State.
What followed was a crash course in travel, filmmaking, marketing, and doing whatever it takes to start a successful TV show. When not traveling, Chet is at home in Georgetown, Texas, with his wife and five children (ages 13, 11, 8, 6, and 2)—although he’s usually got them on the road, too. Learn more about "The Daytripper" at
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