Alex Trebek

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Canadian-American TV personality Alex Trebek was the host of Jeopardy for 37 seasons. He hosted the trivia game show from 1984 until his death in 2020. Over the course of three decades, he won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host seven times. He was also a proud husband and father to wife Jean and their two children. 

Full Name: George Alexander Trebek

Birthday: July 22, 1940

Relationship Status: Married to Jean Currivan-Trebek (1990-2020)

Net Worth: $75 million

Fun Fact: Alex Trebek had an adopted daughter named Nicky. 

Latest Alex Trebek News and Updates

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    Mayim Bialik Named Co-Host of 'Jeopardy!' Season 38 Alongside Ken Jennings

    What is Mayim Bialik's salary for co-hosting 'Jeopardy!'? The actress will co-host alongside Ken Jennings for the entirety of Season 38.
    By Kori Williams
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    Alex Trebek's Three Kids Are All Grown up and Super Successful

    Alex Trebek was the father of three kids. Now, they're adults, and it comes as no surprise that they're all gorgeous and successful.
    By Distractify Staff
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    'Jeopardy!' Contestants React to Alex Trebek's Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

    Former 'Jeopardy!' contestants reacted to Alex Trebek's cancer diagnosis throughout social media and sent love to his wife and kids. Meanwhile, fans wonder if the long-running game show will seek a replacement.
    By Amber Garrett
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    Alex Trebek Reportedly Has "No Plans" to Retire From 'Jeopardy!' Amid Ongoing Cancer Battle

    Is Alex Trebek leaving 'Jeopardy!'? Amid his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer, the long-running game show host has "no plans" to retire.
    By Sara Belcher
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    Alex Trebek Makes Way More Than You Think Per 'Jeopardy' Episode

    The longtime 'Jeopardy' host makes quite the pretty penny. Here is exactly how much Alex Trebek makes per episode of the game show.
    By Reese Watson
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    Alex Trebek’s Children Recently Shared Memories of the ‘Jeopardy!’ Host as a Dad

    Did Alex Trebek have grandchildren? His kids — Nicky, Matthew, and Emily Trebek — reminisced about their famous father months before he died.
    By Dan Clarendon
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    When Will Alex Trebek's Last Episode of 'Jeopardy' Air?

    When will Alex Trebek's last episode of 'Jeopardy!' air? The iconic game show host passed away from pancreatic cancer in November of 2020.
    By Shannon Raphael
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    'Jeopardy!' GOAT Brad Rutter on Alex Trebek: "[He] Liked to Goof Around Off-Stage"

    ‘Distractify’ spoke exclusively with 'Jeopardy!' GOAT Brad Rutter about his favorite memories of late host Alex Trebek, 'The Chase,' and more.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
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    Alex Trebek Is “On the Mend” After Receiving Chemotherapy at an Undisclosed Location

    Where did Alex Trebek go for cancer treatment? The 'Jeopardy' host says he's "on the mend" after completing chemotherapy. Here's what you should know.
    By Rebecca Macatee
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    Alex Trebek Is Still Hosting 'Jeopardy!' Despite a Recent Decline in Health

    Does Alex Trebek wear a wig or toupee? After several rounds of chemotherapy, he filmed Season 36 of ‘Jeopardy!’ and fans noticed his hair game is strong.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
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    Alex Trebek's Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Video Raises New Questions About His Health

    Alex Trebek shares an illness update as he raises awareness about pancreatic cancer in a new video. How the ‘Jeopardy’ host's cancer battle is going.
    By Amber Garrett
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    Alex Trebek’s Wife Reveals the Hardest Part of His Illness

    Alex Trebek’s wife Jean typically avoids the spotlight, but in a recent interview, she revealed the most difficult part of Alex’s cancer diagnosis.
    By Abi Travis
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    Alex Trebek's Declining Health Seems to Be Getting Worse

    Why is Alex Trebek hoarse? Fans are deeply worried about the 'Jeopardy' host's declining health, which seems to be getting worse quickly.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
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    How Alex Trebek’s Religion Has Helped His Cancer Battle

    When ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek announced that he was battling pancreatic cancer, many fans wondered whether religion helped him get through it.
    By Joseph Allen
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    Alex Trebek Is Getting Called out — and Praised — for Calling a Contestant a "Loser"

    After a contestant told Alex Trebek about her favorite music, he had a surprising response. He's getting called out for calling the girl a "loser".
    By Jacqueline Gualtieri
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    How's Alex Trebek Doing These Days? An Update on the 'Jeopardy' Host's Health

    A viral clip of Jeopardy's host has fans curious, how is Alex Trebek doing in April 2020? Read on for an update on his health and cancer prognosis.
    By Amber Garrett
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    How Many Times Has 'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Been Married?

    How many times has Alex Trebek been married? The 'Jeopardy' host has walked down the aisle more than once. Details on his personal life.
    By Shannon Raphael
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    Meet Alex Trebek’s First Wife — a Former Playboy Bunny

    Fans are surprised to learn that Alex Trebek was married before meeting his current wife, Jean. Here’s everything we know about his ex-wife.
    By Kate Brierley
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    Alex Trebek's Latest Health Update Is the Only Good News So Far in 2020

    The 'Jeopardy' host has been battling cancer for the last year, but Alex Trebek recently gave fans a health update that only adds more bad news to 2020.
    By Reese Watson
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    Alex Trebek Bought an Entire Mountain in Addition to His Other Expensive Houses

    Alex Trebek is best known as the host of 'Jeopardy!', but many fans of the show have begun to wonder where the host lives when he's not on set.
    By Joseph Allen
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    Friends and Fans Pay Moving Tribute to Alex Trebek on Twitter

    'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek was in our homes for many years, a calm, authoritative voice of reason and an example of true character.
    By Robin Zlotnick
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    Alex Trebek Tells America to "Keep the Faith" In Pre-Recorded Thanksgiving Message

    Alex Trebek, television star and the host of Jeopardy! who died earlier this month, has offered America some final words of wisdom in a pre-recorded video released on Thanksgiving Day.
    By Mark Pygas
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