Pat SajakGame Show Host
Born: 26 October 1946
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Best known as: Host of TV's Wheel of Fortune
Pat Sajak and Vanna White
are the longtime hosts of the TV game show Wheel of Fortune
. Sajak joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and spent time in Saigon broadcasting for Armed Forces Radio. After his discharge he moved from radio into television, eventually becoming a weatherman at KNBC in Los Angeles. Sajak began hosting a daytime version of Wheel of Fortune
in 1981; the series became a syndicated evening program in 1983, and throughout the 1990s was TV's top-rated evening game show. From 1989-90 he hosted his own short-lived late-night program, The Pat Sajak Show
. In January 2003 Fox News announced that Sajak would begin hosting his own talk show, Pat Sajak Weekend
, to begin later that year.
Before Sajak, Wheel of Fortune was hosted by Chuck Woolery.
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