Alex Trebek sets Guinness world record

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Alex Trebek is now the longest serving game show host.

The Jeopardy host set the Guinness world record for most game shows hosted by the same presenter. Friday was his 6,829 episode.

Trebek’s hosted the show since 1984. He’s never missed a show because of illness. But he did trade hosting duties with “Wheel of Fortune’s” Pat Sajak for an April Fool’s joke in 1997.

You can watch Jeopardy on Channel 4, weeknights at 7:30 p.m. On the show Monday night, there will be a western New York connection. Batavia native Andrea Prospero West will be competing.

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