Alex Trebek Bio

(Television personality)

Alex Trebek was a Fox News medical correspondent. He was currently battling Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Sadly, he passed away on 20th November 2020. Alex is married to a lady who is 26 years younger than him.

Relationship Statistics of Alex Trebek

What is Alex Trebek marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Married
When did Alex Trebek get married ? (married date): April 30, 1990
How many children does Alex Trebek have ? (name): Two (Matthew and Emily Trebek)
Is Alex Trebek having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Alex Trebek gay ?: No
Who is Alex Trebek wife ? (name): View Couple Comparison Jean Currivan Trebek
Jean Currivan-Trebek

More about the relationship

Alex Trebek was married to Jean Currivan from 30 April 1990. They have two children: Matthew and Emily Trebek. His wife Currivan is from New York and, she is a Project manager of the real estate industry.

Alex was 26 years elder than Jean. He proposed to her with her a 16-carat sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds.

Before marrying Currivan, he was single for 9 years because of his divorce with Elaine Callei, a businesswoman.

Previously he married Elaine in 1974 but, after 7 years of marital life with Elaine, he divorced Elaine in 1981.

Who is Alex Trebek?

Alex Trebek was a high profile Canadian-born American Television personality.

He was known for hosting the syndicated game show ‘Jeopardy!’ for several years and achieving the ‘Guinness World Record’ for the most number of episodes in a single program.

He was also an actor who had played the role of his own real-life for some TV series and featured in some movies as well.

Alex Trebek Death

Alex died on 20th November 2020, at the age of 80. The reason for his death is due to pancreatic cancer, which he was battling since March 2019. The CNN anchor was surrounded by his friends and family at the time of his death.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Born to George Edward Trebek, a Ukrainian chef, and Lucille Lagace, a Franco-Ontarian, in 1940 he was raised in a French-English family. He was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada but, he later, in 1998, received the US naturalized citizenship and is now known as Canadian- American Media Personality. Alex’s ethnicity is mixed (Ukrainian, French, English).

His interest in broadcasting was something very old and enduring.

Talking about his educational background, he firstly graduated from Lisgar Collegiate Institute in 1957 and then, this was not enough for him to pursue a career in the broadcasting sector so, for this he again applied at the University of Ottawa.

While studying at the University of Ottawa, he majored in Philosophy and took his first step as a news broadcaster at CBC for the sake of gaining practical knowledge about the ins and outs of Television World. He started as a newscaster and sportscaster in CBC and attended a wide range of events for CBC’s Television and Radio divisions.

Alex Trebek: Career, Awards, Achievements

After getting immense success in CBC as a newscaster and sportscaster, he went to be a host of a Canadian Music Program ‘Music Hop’ in 1963 and also, continued his hosting in CBC for various musical programs. Since then, he was a part of many Television programs such as, ‘The Wizard of Odds’, ‘Double Dare’, ‘High Rollers’, ‘Battlestar’, ‘Classic Concentration’, and ‘To Tell the Truth’.

One of his most remarkable works is for a program ‘Jeopardy!’ which he is carrying out since 1984. For his outstanding work in both acting and broadcasting, he has been awarded five Outstanding ‘Game Show Host Emmy Awards’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Daytime Emmy Awards along with a ‘Guinness World Record’ for the most number of shows in the same program ‘Jeopardy!’.

Salary, Net Worth

Currently, Trebek is believed to have 700 acres of horse farm and a total net worth of $50 million. His annual salary is estimated to be $10 million.

Alex Trebek: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

There was a rumor that Trebek was threatened to leave the eminent show ‘Jeopardy’ which he had been running since 1984. Also, he gifted a 1.92 million Duplex in Harlem to his son Matthew for the purpose of launching a restaurant which was a topic to be discussed but, later on, Alex Trebek confirmed it to be true.

Alex Trebek has pancreatic cancer as revealed on March 6, 2019, by himself via a video.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Alex Trebek has a height of 5 feet 8 inches. His weight is 68 kg. He has salt and pepper hair color and dark brown eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Alex Trebek is active on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has 15.6k followers on Facebook, around 243.3k followers on a Twitter account and more than 1.2k followers on Twitter.

 

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