The world’s most popular quiz show JEOPARDY! has been honoured with multiple Daytime Emmy Awards including Emmy’s for “Outstanding Game Show / Audience Participation and “Outstanding Game Show Host”, and has won more than any other syndicated game show.
Alex Trebek hosts this quiz show, where the answers are revealed and the contestants must guess the appropriate questions. The answers appear on a computerised grid, in various trivia categories and are sorted by degrees of difficulty matched by increasing dollar values.
As the charismatic host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek has challenged and entertained millions of viewers worldwide since Jeopardy!’s debut in 1984.
Trebek has been honored with four Daytime Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Game Show Host.” as a result of his work on Jeopardy! and the series’ great success, Trebek
Trebek has appeared in more than 70 movies and television shows, most often appearing as himself, and he has been honored with a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Additionally, he has been inducted into the California Broadcasting Association’s Hall of Fame and recently the prestigious Canadian Walk of Fame making him one of only a handful of people honored by both the U.S. and Canada.
A native of Ontario, Canada, Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy.
Interested in a broadcast news career, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Canada’s premier network.
While there, he specialised in national news and covered a wide range of special events for CBC’s radio and television divisions, earning a reputation as a broadcaster who maintained his poise and composure in the most difficult settings.
Trebek was first noticed by American viewers when he hosted the game show, “Wizard of Odds.”
After several other hosting roles, Trebek was chosen as host of Jeopardy!