Alex Trebek Talks Endorsement Deals, SNL and What's Ahead

And why the Jeopardy! host is looking toward the exit

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Alex Trebek doesn’t expect to be quizzing contestants on Jeopardy! for too much longer.

“I’ve been hosting Jeopardy! for 34 for years. And I’ve been in the business for 56. So, that’s enough,” Trebek told Adweek before an awards dinner Monday night at which Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune were inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Trebek, as well as Wheel of Fortune hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White, and the executive producer of both syndicated game shows, Harry Friedman, all spoke during the Achievement in Broadcasting dinner, part of the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.

We caught up with Trebek, 77, to chat about endorsement deals, Manhattan restaurants and, of course, Will Ferrell.




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