Iconic Game Show Host Considering Retirement After More Than 6,000 Episodes of the Show

May 7, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The veteran host of a syndicated game show, who has become a television institution with his gig on the long-running show, said he’s starting to think about retirement.

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he’s considering retiring from the program, although he may remain on the job for another two years so that he can celebrate three decades with game show.

Trebek, 71, has served as the host of the syndicated show since it was rebooted in 1984. He has already hosted more than 6,000 episodes, the report notes.

"Yes, I have been thinking of retiring," Trebek told Wallace, who will compete in a "Power Players" week airing May 14-18. "But I’m torn because I enjoy doing the show so much. A lot of people have been telling me, ‘Alex, you’ve got to go for at least 30. You’ve just done 28. Now at least do two more.’ So that has a nice ring to it. Put in your 30. And go help people."

Here’s the video report:

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)