It’s been a long history of witty questions and quick comebacks from Alex Trebek as intellectual titans have graced his famous TV show stage. Alex Trebek has been doing Jeopardy! since 1984 and it’s been a mainstay on North American television. While Jeopardy is popular in the United States it’s also widely watched in Canada where Mr. Trebek is originally from.
In an interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace it was revealed that an Alex Trebek retirement is certainly in the near future. Alex was born in July 22nd, 1940 putting him at an age of 71 years old. So really, a retiring Alex Trebek isn’t unthinkable as anyone would want to spend some of their years not working.
In the interview Alex Trebek told Mr. Wallace, “Yes, I have been thinking of retiring but I’m torn because I enjoy doing the show so much.” A little more hints at when Alex Trebek will be retiring focused in on how many years Jeopardy! has aired on TV. According to Mr. Trebek people are encouraging him to stick in there for a couple more years to make his Jeopardy! legacy an even 30 years.
Producing Jeopardy! for 30 years would give an Alex Trebek retiring date would give it three decades of quizzing entertainment. On April 7th, 2012 Variety revealed that Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune had both renewed their contracts through the 2013 and 2014 TV season. CBS Television Distribution and Sony Pictures Television extended the contracts and are allowing them to stay live on ABC owned TV stations.
Variety also reported, “”Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and “Wheel” emcee Pat Sajak have also reportedly extended their respective contracts.” This leads everyone to believe that 2014 will ultimately be the year of retirement for Alex Trebek after he alluded to it’s possibility on his interview. The Fox News interview with Chris Wallace will air on May 6th, 2012 on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.”