Meredith Bagans – Who is Zak Bagans’ Big Sister?

Real Name:Meredith Bagans
Birthday:June 4, 1974
Net Worth:$100,000
Occupation:Sister of Zak Bagans

Hollywood is a strange place. They can make a celebrity out of an unknown personality. Such is the case with Meredith Bagans. She got famous thanks to her celebrity brother.

And in Hollywood, if one of your siblings is a celebrity, you cannot go unnoticed. Zak Bagans is a celebrity investigator. And that helped his sister be part of the limelight.

How much do we know about her? What is her educational background? What about her married life? Let’s find out.

Who Is Her Celebrity Brother?

Born Zachary Alexander Bagans in April 1977, he is now in his 40s. Zachary Bagans is an American paranormal investigator, actor, television personality, museum operator, and author. He is one of the hosts of the TV show Ghost Adventures, airing on the Travel Channel.

Zak was born in Washington and got raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The famous American paranormal investigator graduated from Glenbard West High School.

There is not much personal information about his educational background, but there is a lot more info about his professional career. In 2004, the TV personality teamed up with Nick Groff and Aaron Godwin and began producing a documentary-style film called Ghost Adventures. The show for paranormal enthusiasts aired on the SciFi channel in 2007.

The success of the movie and the fan interest it generated helped them start a television series. The successor series premiered in 2008 on the Travel Channel. As of May 2023, the show is in its 23rd season.

Besides Zak, the show stars Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, Jay Wasley, and Nick Groff. The show has suffered the same fate as many other ghost-hunting shows. They have been accused of fakery several times. But luckily, there are many paranormal enthusiasts and fans who want to watch their TV show.

From 2014 to 2016, Bagans also had a spin-off series, titled Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks. This one focused on changes to people’s lives after prior Ghost Adventures investigations.

One of the biggest claims Zak makes during the show is his alleged communication with deceased actor David Strickland. He committed suicide at the Oasis Motel in Las Vegas in 1999. The famous TV personality claims he recorded his voice nearly a decade following his death.

In April 2016, Zak premiered Deadly Possessions, another interesting show. This one features Bagans finding items for a prospective haunted museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. This museum opened in October 2017 and consists of 33 rooms with various artifacts.

Visitors to the hotel can go on a guided tour of the rooms. There, visitors can see Bela Lugosi’s mirror, Peggy the Doll, Dybbuk box, and more. The museum received Las Vegas Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation in 2018.

In 2021, Discovery Channel announced another show starring Zak. They called it The Haunted Museum, a horror anthology show where Zak serves as host and executive producer.

Over the years, Bagans has also written ghost and strange books like Dark World: Into the Shadows as Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew. It debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List at No.18 in September 2011.

The famous television personality published Ghost Hunting for Dummies in December 2019. For the past few years, he dated Holly Madison, but the pair broke up. He then began dating Christine Dolce.

Quick Bio

Now let’s talk about Zak’s older sister, Meredith Bagans. Does she believe in the stories her brother tells? Well, it is hard to say that.

Meredith is his older sister, born in June 1974. She was also born in Washington D.C. Meredith holds an American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.

Meredith was brought up by parents who showed her love. Her mother Nancy June Knapp is an interior designer, while her father Larry Bagans is connected with the marketing field. He works as a sales representative.

Over the years, Nancy and Larry have supported their children in their careers and life. But eventually, they filed for a legal divorce. That breakage in their romantic field affected Zak and Meredith.

Later, Nancy June planned to marry Thomas Knapp. That relationship produced more children, who are half-siblings to Meredith. Her step-brothers Sky Knapp and Phil Knapp are also part of the larger Zak Bagans family.

Speaking of their father, he passed away in 2018. Zak broke the news on his Instagram profile.

As for her childhood and early life, Meredith has kept it under the shadows. There is no information on educational background or anything similar. We assume she attended a school in her neighborhood, but nothing about her college name.

There is no information about her profession. Meredith also keeps her hobbies and personal interests a mystery.

The only thing about her “profession” that we know is that she is the sister of Zak Bagans.


Is She Married?

Yes, Meredith is a married lady. She got married to Michael Mixer, but the couple keeps a private life. There is no info about when they got married.

They have two beautiful kids, Morgan and Maddox. That would make Zak an uncle of two. Meredith, on the other hand, is busy providing a favorable environment for her children.

Is She On Social Media?

As we said before, Meredith Bagans is quite a secretive lady. And as such, you cannot expect to find a profile of hers on social media. Meredith is not present on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

On the other hand, her brother earns money thanks to his popularity on social media and television. He has a profile on Instagram with close to 1 million followers.

There, he posts updates about his professional career. And sometimes, like in the case of the passing of his father, he posts about his family. But you can hardly find a picture of Meredith on his profile feed.

Net Worth

As we said before there is not much info about Meredith’s professional career. There are some reports that she has a net worth of close to $100,000. But no details about her house or any assets have been revealed.

On the other hand, her celebrity brother Zak has a net worth of $30 million. It looks like it pays off to film ghost stories, right?

Zak lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He previously had a home in Summerlin, Nevada.

Written by Eric

37-year-old who enjoys ferret racing, binge-watching boxed sets and praying. He is exciting and entertaining, but can also be very boring and a bit grumpy.