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'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak announces retirement

Pat Sajak, left, and Vanna White, from “Wheel of Fortune,” attend a ceremony honoring Harry Friedman with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. Sajak is taking one last spin on “Wheel of Fortune,” announcing Monday, June 12, 2023, that its upcoming season will be his last as host.

Richard Shotwell

'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak announces retirement

Pat Sajak, left, and Vanna White, from “Wheel of Fortune,” attend a ceremony honoring Harry Friedman with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. Sajak is taking one last spin on “Wheel of Fortune,” announcing Monday, June 12, 2023, that its upcoming season will be his last as host.

Richard Shotwell

‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak announces retirement

The Chicago native has hosted the show since the 1980s.

Pat Sajak, left, and Vanna White, from “Wheel of Fortune,” attend a ceremony honoring Harry Friedman with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. Sajak is taking one last spin on “Wheel of Fortune,” announcing Monday, June 12, 2023, that its upcoming season will be his last as host.

Richard Shotwell

   

Longtime Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak says he’ll be leaving the show after its 41st season, which starts in the fall. He was raised in Chicago and initially pursued a career in radio.

Reset learns more about Sajak’s Chicago roots and the void his absence will leave in the game show world.

GUEST: Darel Jevens, entertainment editor for the Chicago Sun-Times

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