Who is Alex Trebek?
Alex Trebek is a Canadian-American television personality. He was born on July 22, 1940, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Alex was born to George Trebek, and Lucille Trebek, with the zodiac sign Cancer. He holds a Canadian-American nationality and mixed ethnicity of French and English. With the height of 5 feet 8 inches, and weight about 61 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. Also, he has salt and pepper hair color, and dark brown eyes.
Alex first attended Lisgar Collegiate Institution. He graduated in 1957. Then, he attended the University of Ottawa. There he majored in Philosophy. During his university days, he was also a member of the English Debating Society. Moreover, he was interested in broadcasting news before he finished his degree.
Alex Trebek Career
Alex started his career in journalism. He was a newscaster and sportscaster with the CBC Channel. He was highly appreciated by the newscaster. Later, he came to be a host of “Reach for the Top”, the Candian quiz show in 1966.
Alex went to the US to pursue his career in 1973. He got his first job in the US as a host in the game show “The Wizard of Odds”. Then he hosted the show “High Rollers” in 1974. Likewise, he hosted the show for several years. During 1977-78, he also hosted the show “The $128,000 Question”. Hosting many game shows, Alex gained popularity as a show host. Also, he was invited to the guest’s appearance for many other shows.
ALex was chosen for hosting the syndicated version of the game show “Jeopardy!”. He hosted the show since 1984 and is continuing the role. “Jeopardy!” is a unique game show, which was very famous and also the winner of “Daytime Emmy Awards” for several times. Moreover, Alex generated a history. He was the first person to host three-game shows at the same time, “Jeopardy!”, “To Tell The Truth” and “Classic Concentration”.
Furthermore, Alex returned to the CBC channel to host the “Pillsbury Bake-Off” in 1994. In 1995, he returned to his broadcast roots, working on “Good Morning America”. Likewise, Alex came as a guest appearance in “Celebrity Power Showdown” in 2005, “Jimmy Kimmel Live !” in 2008 and 2011. Likewise, “Hot in Cleveland” in 2014. Also, he featured in “How I Met Your Mother”.
Moreover, Alex has the record in Guinness World Record, for most episodes of a game show host with 6829 episodes.
What is Alex Trebek doing now?
Currently, Alex is not working as he is having some health issues. Alex is suffering from subdural hematoma. Also, he had done successful brain surgery. On December 15, 2017, Alex admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was discharged on December 18, 2017. Besides, Alex has said that he will soon be back on “Jeopardy!” soon.
Alex Trebek is a married man. Alex tied a knot with Jean Currivan in 1990. previously, he married Elaine Callie in 1974. However, after 7 years of marriage, they divorced in 1981.
Now, ALex and Jean are living a happy married life.
Alex along with earning huge popularity has also been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His income per year is estimated to be around $10 million. In addition, Alex’s net worth is estimated to be about $50 million.