Although he quickly earned a reputation for his cool on-screen demeanor, in 1966 he decided to shift his focus from journalism to the more lucrative field of hosting game shows.
He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy!
Now, he is with Currivan and they have Matthew and Emily Trebek as their children.
His new wife Currivan is from New York and, she is a Project manager of real estate industry.
Before marrying Currivan, he was single for 9 years because of his divorce with Elaine Callei, a businesswoman.
He married Elaine in 1974 but, after 7 years or marital life with Elaine, he divorced Elaine in 1981 with no any child as a sign of their relationship.
(2nd R-R) Jean Currivan Trebek and actor Alex Trebek arrive at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Trebek describes his father as a hoarder of knickknacks that had a way of proving useful years later."His basic philosophy was don't throw out something because someday it'll come in handy," he says about his father.A native of Canada, he became a naturalized United States citizen in 1998.the son of George Edward Trebek, a chef who had emigrated from Ukraine as a child (and also spent his formative years in Japan, inspiring Alex's second nickname, Sai), and Lucille Lagacé (born April 14, 1921), a Franco-Ontarian.