Alex Trebek Scores Hosting World Record

He's led more than 6K shows over 30 years
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2014 2:37 PM CDT
Alex Trebek Scores Hosting World Record
In this Friday, April 28, 2006, file photo, Alex Trebek holds the award for outstanding game show host for his work on "Jeopardy!"   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Since 1984, Alex Trebek has hosted 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy!, and that's a record. As of last night, he holds the Guinness World Record for "most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter," the Hollywood Reporter notes. He's been the host of the show ever since in relaunched; it initially ran from 1964 to 1979 with Art Fleming as host, the Los Angeles Times notes. "It's an honor to hold the Guinness World Record for hosting Jeopardy!, which I've often said is the best of reality TV," he says. Trebek is 73, but he told the Reporter last month that he'd "stick with it as long as I'm having a good time and as long as I feel my skills haven't diminished too much." (More Alex Trebek stories.)

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