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- Alex Trebek has been the host of the "Jeopardy!" game show for 35 years.
- Trebek began his career at CBC and NBC before working for the Game Show Network.
- Trebek holds the record for most episodes of a game show hosted, and currently reportedly earns a salary of $10 million a year.
After starting his television career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Trebek went on to host dozens of shows along with securing his recurring role as the host of game show "Jeopardy!" in 1984. The show originally debuted in 1964.
Despite rumors of his retirement, Trebek’s contract is effective until 2022, which was reaffirmed in a recent video message in which he announced his diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek said he plans to beat the disease, as he is in contract to host "Jeopardy!" for another three years.
Amidst a long list of achievements, Trebek holds the record for the longest game show host, along with six total Emmy Awards.
He has also made countless cameos on popular television shows, from "Golden Girls" to "How I Met Your Mother."
Keep reading for a look at Trebek’s career, from his college CBC days to his most recent accomplishments.
Canadian television personality Alex Trebek has been a game show host for over 50 years.
Born George Alexander Trebek, Trebek grew up in Sudbury, Ontario in 1940. The city is the fifth-largest in Canada by land size, and is roughly 250 miles north of Toronto.
Trebek attended the University of Ottawa …
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