‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak announces his retirement: ‘It’s been a wonderful ride’
Pat Sajak, the longtime host of TV’s Wheel Of Fortune, announced Monday that next season will be his last.
“Well, the time has come,” Sajak shared on social media. “I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last. It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!)”
Pat Sajak is a renowned American television personality and game show host, best known as the long-time host of the popular game show “Wheel of Fortune.” Here’s a brief biography of Pat Sajak:
• Pat Sajak was born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois.
• He attended Columbia College Chicago, where he studied communications.
• Sajak’s broadcasting career began in the 1960s when he joined the Armed Forces Radio as a DJ while serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
• After his military service, Sajak worked as a radio DJ and news anchor in various cities, including Nashville and Los Angeles.
• In 1981, he was chosen as the host of “Wheel of Fortune,” a role that would bring him widespread fame and recognition. Sajak has been the host of the show for over four decades, making him one of the longest-serving game show hosts in television history.
• In addition to his hosting duties, Sajak has made guest appearances on various TV shows and has hosted other game shows like “The Price Is Right” and “Dream House.”
• Sajak has also worked as a talk show host, hosting his own late-night talk show called “The Pat Sajak Show” from 1989 to 1990.
• Apart from his television career, Sajak is known for his interest in politics and has written opinion pieces for various publications.
• Sajak has received several accolades for his work on “Wheel of Fortune,” including multiple Daytime Emmy Awards.