Alex Trebek sets TV hosting record with 'Jeopardy!'

Alex Trebek sets Guinness World Record for most game show episodes hosted by a single person.
By Danielle Haynes  |  June 18, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has quizzed television viewers on trivia nearly every night for some three decades and now he's set a world record doing so.

Guinness World Records on Friday presented Trebek with a plaque recognizing his record-setting 6,829th time hosting the show.

It's the record for the most game show episodes hosted by a single person.

"It's an honor to hold the Guinness World Record for hosting Jeopardy!, which I've often said is the best of reality TV," Trebek said. "We have had incredible support from our viewers for the past 30 years, and without them, I wouldn't have set this record."

Trebek began hosting the show in 1984, taking over for former host Art Fleming. Jeopardy! first appeared on television in 1964.

The series already holds a Guinness record for most Emmy Awards won by a TV game show, 29, and most Emmy wins for a producer, 11 for Harry Friedman.

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