Alex Trebek Claims Game Show Hosting Longevity Record



Saturday June 14, 2014 @ 10:30am PDT

The Guinness World Records named Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek with the benchmark “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter.”

Trebek has hosted a whopping 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy! since he took the job in 1984.  Trebek was given the title Friday night.  ”It’s a quality program that I never have to apologize for when I meet people,” said Trebek about his tenure, while noting that the record isn’t a lifetime achievement, “It’s the kind of record that can be replaced by someone else in a few years. There might be another host that comes along who will out do me if he or she is on a program that turns out to be as popular as Jeopardy!

The 73-year old Trebek is a native of Sudbury Ontario, and was a newscaster and sportscaster with the CBC before hitting in big in the US.


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