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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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