Trebek hurt pursuing suspected burglar

Trebek hurt pursuing suspected burglar

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Game-show host Alex Trebek says he will have surgery this week to repair a tendon he ruptured chasing a burglary suspect through a San Francisco hotel.

Alex Trebek discharged from hospital

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. game-show host Alex Trebek was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital Saturday less than a week after suffering what was described as a minor heart attack.

Alex Trebek suffers mild heart attack

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. game-show host Alex Trebek has suffered a minor heart attack in Los Angeles and has been hospitalized, People.com reported Tuesday.

Alex Trebek sued over horsey business

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- Long-time "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek and his California horse farm are being sued by a woman who says her $100,000 Thoroughbred was switched for a dead one.

Jennings' 'Jeopardy' streak at 19

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City Monday began his fifth straight week on "Jeopardy" with a $21,000 win to bring his winnings in 19 appearances to $622,760.

Jennings makes it No. 18 on Jeopardy

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- Ken Jennings Friday chalked up his 18th straight "Jeopardy" victory, bringing his winning total to $601,760.

Alex Trebek walks away from crash

TEMPLETON, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek escaped serious injury after his truck dove off an embankment 40 feet into the air, near Templeton, Calif.
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Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek (R) hosts the 20th annual National Geographic Bee in Washington on May 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

George Alexander "Alex" Trebek (pronounced /trɨˈbɛk/; born July 22, 1940) has been the host of the game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and prior to that, he hosted game shows such as Pitfall and High Rollers. He has appeared in numerous television series, usually as himself. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998.

Trebek was born in Sudbury, Ontario, the son of Lucille (née Lagacé, which was the name of the street he grew up on), a Franco-Ontarian, and George Edward Trebek, a Ukrainian-Canadian immigrant. He was educated at a Jesuit school before graduating from Toronto's Malvern Collegiate Institute in 1958, and later the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy. As a student at the University of Ottawa, he was a member of the English Debating Society. Interested in a career in broadcast news, he began his broadcasting career working for the CBC as a newscaster and sportscaster. Trebek specialized in national news and covering a wide range of special events for the CBC's radio and television divisions, including curling and horse racing.

Trebek once attended Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada, but for only six days. Trebek briefly talked about his military school experiences in a 2003 interview in Esquire magazine.

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