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How Tall is ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak?

How Tall is ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak?

Pat Sajak will be spinning the “Big Wheel” one last time soon over on Wheel of Fortune and he’s going out on a high note. See, Sajak, who has been hosting the game show since 1981, was able to make his own decision about leaving. Compared to other game show hosts, Sajak stands pretty much above them all.

Speaking of standing, some of you might be wondering just how tall Sajak is these days. Well, we’ve got you covered. Sajak stands 5 feet, 10 inches. Sure, there have been plenty of Wheel of Fortune contestants who stood taller than him. Yet he’s pretty much the dean of hosts at this time.

Pat Sajak Ready To Move On From ‘Wheel of Fortune’

“Well, the time has come,” Sajak said in a statement, according to USA Today. “I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last. It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!)”

Once Sajak leaves, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will take over Sajak’s spot. OK, so some of you also might be wondering about Vanna White. After all, she and Sajak have worked together for nearly 40 years. White is not ready to call it a career. She will be back on the show when a new season begins in September.

What will Sajak do with all of his free time? He’s probably going to spend some time with his family and friends. But we also understand that Sajak will continue his work as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Hillsdale College, a conservative school.

Before starting his game show career, Sajak was a weatherman at KNBC in Los Angeles. That’s where Merv Griffin found him. Once Griffin talked with Sajak, he felt that Sajak would be a great fit for Wheel of Fortune. And Griffin had a definite track record of success in his career. He created not only Wheel of Fortune, but Jeopardy as well.

Sajak Worked In Radio While Stationed In Vietnam

With the success of both shows in syndication, Griffin’s wealth continued to grow and grow.

Sajak took over on the game show after Chuck Woolery left his hosting role.

Originally from Chicago, he attended Colombia College there before going to Vietnam. While stationed overseas, he was a disc jockey for Armed Forces Radio.

In the past couple of years, Sajak’s daughter Maggie has come on board as the social correspondent for Wheel of Fortune. She will continue in her role after her father leaves.

Meanwhile, Sajak has kept busy at times on social media. He’s been known to drop a quip or two on X/Twitter. Sometimes they are about the show; sometimes they’re about different things. It’s not known whether Sajak will be staying busy with his accounts once he retires.