A day with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek

CULVER CITY, California - We recently spent a day on the set of the iconic game show "Jeopardy!." Alex Trebek joined the show as its host in 1984. Trebek and his staff invited Business Insider to be a fly on the wall during one of the show's production days.
"Jeopardy!" is filmed on a soundstage at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Ca. According to the 76-year-old Trebek, the show is a "well-oiled machine," staffed with loyal writers, producers, researchers, and stage crew members - many of whom have remained on the show for decades.
Here's a snapshot of how the show is produced: five episodes are taped per day, two days per week, three weeks per month. Trebek reportedly earns an annual salary of $10 million, but a representative from "Jeopardy!" would not confirm this amount.
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  • If Alex left Jeopardy and kept going till he couldn’t I think James, ken, or Johnny or one of Trebek’s kids should take over as a new host

    Reaction SpotlightReaction Spotlight2 aylar önce
  • I've never met Alex. I don't see why someone would think of him as a bad person. From watching the show over the years, I've noticed he has a rather dry sense of humor.

    Mitchell ArmstrongMitchell Armstrong3 aylar önce
  • I play the Wii video game as practice.

    Angie2343Angie23434 aylar önce
  • Doesn't make sense that they film everything in one day. Space it out. One show a day

    thekeys2lifethekeys2life5 aylar önce
  • He talks like Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

    Michele EllisMichele Ellis5 aylar önce
  • 0:02 is the truth.

    David NgDavid Ng7 aylar önce
  • Alex Trebek: WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE CHAIR I’VE BEEN USING FOR YEARS? WITH THE BIG 12 INCH GASH IN IT

    Antonio ChecheAntonio Cheche7 aylar önce
  • Alex Trebek: WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE CHAIR I’VE BEEN USING FOR YEARS WITH THE BIG 12 INCH GASH IN IT?

    Antonio ChecheAntonio Cheche10 aylar önce
  • Was Alex eating a donut? I'll bet he has a Tim Hortons in the studio.

    Jason FinnJason Finn10 aylar önce
  • Thanks for this. Always nice to see the behind the scenes / the inside activities. Prayers for Alex Trebek.

    Jason GatesJason GatesYıl önce
  • Well now we know what drinking all those drinks with artificial sweeteners will do. Poor guy.

    Big Honda GuyBig Honda GuyYıl önce
  • 0:11

    Scott LeungScott LeungYıl önce
  • spends the day....makes only 3 minute video. lame.

    G1itchG1itchYıl önce
  • Boomers love their diet soda poison

    Carlos MartinezCarlos MartinezYıl önce
  • so they know all the answers?

    punker4Realpunker4RealYıl önce
  • Thank you for many years Alex.

    b1g_ lukeb1g_ lukeYıl önce
  • RIP

    Mr. Billy Bobby Johnson Jr.Mr. Billy Bobby Johnson Jr.Yıl önce
  • Is he a mushroom? because he seems like a fungi

    Joshua HarferdJoshua HarferdYıl önce
  • What is this video.

    Equius ZahhakEquius ZahhakYıl önce
  • All these garbage videos that drag out past the 10 minute mark just for revenue and this video is only 3 minutes long. *defeated sigh* I could have watched an hour long documentary on this.

    KilikusKilikusYıl önce
  • Death: Alex I will take new victims for 500 Alex: Will die from Pancreatic cancer Death: What is you Alex: Sorry that is incorrect

    G CG CYıl önce
  • LONG LIVE ALEX! Down with pancreatic cancer! Much love.

    Boomy Fuzzball26Boomy Fuzzball26Yıl önce
  • If Alex needs to have time to recover. A good idea would be getting old champion's if jeopardy and have them be hosts for the show until Alex comes back healthy!

    Liam DavisLiam DavisYıl önce
  • He is on the list of top ten people that I want to give a hug

    Timothy BellTimothy BellYıl önce
  • Someone who knows Alex Trebek get him the Book Killing cancer not people. He needs KANGEN ALKAHLINE 11ph water from the LEVELUK MACHINE. Get him the book the PH miracle By Doctor young. He needs CARNAVORA FROM THE VENUS FLY TRAP PLANT. Now

    Tyrone KoumoundourosTyrone KoumoundourosYıl önce
    • Yeah no that shit is fake.

      eugiboy1eugiboy1Yıl önce
  • This needed to be longer. Alex is a gem. Me and my dude watch Jeopardy every night we aren't working.

    HeyMonaLisaCanI 67HeyMonaLisaCanI 67Yıl önce
  • He doesn't look 76. Holy crap

    sammy the fishsammy the fishYıl önce
  • Damn he looks like my uncle

    Hollaback GirlzxxHollaback GirlzxxYıl önce
  • Such a humble carding man 😐

    Michael SiegleMichael SiegleYıl önce
  • wholesome.

    j moneyj moneyYıl önce
  • Years ago I asked him as a member of the audience if he had scene the Will Ferrell impersonation of him and he said "Yes I have and I didn't like it" . Very nice man.

    BoosterBoxTraderBoosterBoxTraderYıl önce
  • ohhhhhhh so he's not a robot

    TheImmortalPickleTheImmortalPickleYıl önce
  • The pancreatic cancer doesn't have a high enough IQ to defeat Alex.

    LindsayKiLindsayKiYıl önce
  • Doo doo doo doo doo doo Doooooo Doo doo doo doo Do Do Do Do Do Do Doo doo doo doo doo doo Like if u know what I’m trying to do

    Puppy SparklesPuppy SparklesYıl önce
  • sad boi hours

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  • Prayers for Alex Trebek may he get well soon.

    Rushil RamachandranRushil RamachandranYıl önce
  • I love a t rip with cancer NOT BEING MEAN

    Techo _kidd11Techo _kidd11Yıl önce
  • Godspeed Mr. Trebek! I absolutely adore you since watching Jeopardy with my dad since I was little.

    Natalie Itliong FechterNatalie Itliong FechterYıl önce
  • Jeffordy Jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jefff jeff jeef jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeeeeeeefffffff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff jeff

    BabunKingBabunKingYıl önce
  • Aw I love him. I really hope he survives and recovers.

    Cecilia MartinCecilia MartinYıl önce
  • Staying on forever! Must be a dream come true to do the same thing over and over everyday for the rest of your life. I'm not being sarcastic here.

    JonatasAdoMJonatasAdoMYıl önce
  • Looking into Alex's eyes is like looking into the abyss.

    Scott MScott MYıl önce
  • He should compete in jeopardy

    anduccanduccYıl önce
  • I love that guy

    Bonrad CBonrad CYıl önce
  • Why were people laughing so hard at the bag of clues?

    NotTheBestGamingNotTheBestGamingYıl önce
  • Hope he gets better soon❤️❤️

    Kiara MorinvilleKiara MorinvilleYıl önce
    • Unfortunately he won't get better , he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer which is the (nothing else we can do for you ) stage he will die one of these days in the near future if and it will end faster if he goes off of chemotherapy that's if he's even on chemo, he'll die within about two or three days after stopping.

      Joseph BennettJoseph BennettYıl önce
  • We're praying for you Alex 🙏🙏🙏 youve got this mate. We know youll beat this cancer 💖

    andrewszombieandrewszombieYıl önce
    • Unfortunately he won't be able to , his cancer is in the final stage which is stage 4 so he is basically living out his final days , he chose to continue with working instead of giving up his position. Eventually in the very near future his life will sadly come to an end.

      Joseph BennettJoseph BennettYıl önce
  • Nobody: Alex Trebek: *WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE CHAIR I’VE BEEN USING FOR YEARS?*

    mccalebtvmccalebtvYıl önce
  • I wish I could reach into the screen and warn him about what was going to happen 💔

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    • This most recent cancer was stage 4, so presumably he’s had it for years in some form.

      Alex SiemersAlex SiemersYıl önce
  • A national treasure

    Teen ConservativeTeen ConservativeYıl önce
  • Man I never realized how awesome this guy is, blessings and prayers for you Alex!

    Teen ConservativeTeen ConservativeYıl önce
  • Jeopardy...What is an American Institution!

    Mark OtterMark OtterYıl önce
  • Beat that cancers!

    Hari PatelHari PatelYıl önce
  • We Love you, Alex!!! ❤️❤️❤️. Sending good thoughts your way!

    Ava LynnAva LynnYıl önce
  • Lol, he looked so casual and chill. This man is a treasure.

    Wicked AmoebaWicked AmoebaYıl önce
  • does nobody notice how he sounds exactly like brian cranston

    Ryan BaumerRyan BaumerYıl önce
  • Hipity hopity now this man has cancer and I don't know what to do

    Josh DJosh DYıl önce
  • HE'S GONNA BEAT IT!!! PLZ!!!!

    T 98T 98Yıl önce
  • My favorite TV show of all time. Alex you're going to beat this.

    Urban Pen DivaUrban Pen DivaYıl önce
  • Anybody notice One day at a time at 0:27 ?

    Callama2Callama2Yıl önce
  • Get well soon Alex 🙏

    AyjAy 011AyjAy 011Yıl önce
  • I was so heartbroken when this video ended, definitely too short.

    captain taylor vs darcy kleincaptain taylor vs darcy kleinYıl önce
  • stay strong alex love uu

    Katherine LiKatherine LiYıl önce
  • My friend Stacy would’ve loved to see this video

    Big GayBig GayYıl önce
  • What a lad.

    Noe AlvarezNoe AlvarezYıl önce
  • My opinion of TRvision has improved slightly having this in my recommended :3. We wish you the best Alex.

    PenguinyBishopPenguinyBishopYıl önce
  • Such a great guy with a great heart💙💙💙

    Hannah PhilipHannah PhilipYıl önce
  • Who will be the new host? Poor Alex

    William MenendezWilliam MenendezYıl önce
    • idc tea I know but he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and it’s inoperable so he is most likely gonna die. Jeopardy will need a new host

      William MenendezWilliam MenendezYıl önce
    • He's not leaving yet

      idc teaidc teaYıl önce
  • That is really cool

    Irina SpiegelIrina SpiegelYıl önce
  • I'll take why no cure for cancer. For 100 dollars. What is no money in cure. Correct.

    joe Joejoe JoeYıl önce
A day with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek