Alex Trebek Hanging in as Jeopardy Host; Renews Contract through 2018
Alex Trebek will be sticking around for another season after his current contract expires, despite all the speculation that he would retire and the “retirement rumblings” that came to light during the SONY-Gate.
Harry Friedman, executive producer of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune confirmed that Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all renewed their contract through the 2017-18 season of their popular game shows.
“The enduring success of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! serves as a testament to the talents of these remarkable hosts,” Friedman said, “The renewal of their contracts continues the special bond that Pat, Vanna and Alex have formed with generations of TV viewers.”
Hollywood Reporter puts Trebek’s annual paycheck at $10 million a year from his last contract. Since that info is already public, we’d love to know about much of a raise you got, Alex. You don’t have to be specific but please answer in the form of a question.