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Untold Truth About Alex Trebek’s Ex-Wife

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Who is Elaine Trebek Kares?

Elaine Trebek Kares is an American businesswoman, journalist and reporter, who worked for several television stations in Canada, including CTV and CHCH, before reaching a turning point in her life and starting her own companies: Scent Seal and Mag-a-Music. However, despite all her achievements, she is best known to the world as the ex-wife of Alex Trebek, a famous actor and TV host.

The Untold Truth by Elaine Trebek Kares

Elaine did not reveal her age and her last name; however, some sources claim she is about 70 years old.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, USA, she attended Ohio State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism.


Before becoming a journalist, Elaine was a model and stunned the world in the ’60s when she was a Playboy Bunny but credited as Teddy Howard, which she used as a pseudonym. She moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her then-husband Louis Callei and started her own promotion and party planning company.

However, this did not last long and she began to pursue a career as a journalist. Her first job was at CHCH-TV in Hamilton, where she hosted a daily talk show, “Call Callei”. She became very popular while working on the show as she normalized taboo subjects including her interest in sexual matters. She left CHCH and joined CTV in early 1973 as a co-host of the show “Canada AM”. Unfortunately, only a few months passed before Elaine found out she wasn’t right for the position and left the show and channel. by mutual agreement.

Elaine Trebek Kares

She then started working for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) and then moved to the US in 1974. Since then, her career has taken a different direction as she has pursued many other interests. In addition to her businesses, Elaine also runs her own art gallery – called Gallery GO – in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Elaine Trebek Kares Personal Life, Marriage, Children

Before Trebek, Elaine was married to Louis Callei – there is no information on when the couple met or when they got married, but they had a daughter together, Nicky.

However, the two divorced in 1974, and the same year she started a romance with Alex Trebek, and the two got married. They had no children together, although Alex adopted Elaine’s daughter Nicky, who is now named Nicky Trebek and is now a production manager on the show “Jeopardy!” and is close to her adoptive father, Alex Trebek.

Elaine and Alex divorced in 1981. 20 years later, Elaine married film producer and director Peter Kares.

Elaine Trebek Kares Net Worth, Height, Weight and Appearance

Elaine has become successful in many fields which has added a significant amount to her net worth.

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According to sources, Elaine Trebek Kares’ net worth is estimated to be over $15 million as of the beginning of 2020.

Elaine is 1.68 m tall while she weighs about 132 lbs ~ 60 kg. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Elaine Trebek Kares’ ex-husband, Alex Trebek

Born George Alexander Trebek on July 22, 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to George Edward Trebek and Lucile Lagace, Alex traces roots to Franco-Ontarian and Ukrainian ancestry. Alex attended Sudbury High School and matriculated at the University of Ottawa after matriculation.

During his college years, he became interested in broadcasting and worked for CBC at night. He eventually earned a degree in philosophy, but devoted himself entirely to his career.

The career of Alex Trebek

Alex is best known to the world as the host of the long-running TV show ‘Jeopardy!’, but before that he worked his way up for 20 years. At first he was a stand-in for CBC show regular announcers, but in time he would become a national news reporter, covering special events and working on CBC radio.

His first official hosting position was on the TV show “Music Hop”, and after a year he started hosting other shows including “Reach for the Top”, “The Wizard of Odds” and “High Rollers”. As he progressed in his career, Alex slowly rose to stardom, but real fame happened when he rose to the position of “Jeopardy!” in 1984. Since then he has hosted a total of 8105 episodes and the show is still going on. In addition, Alex has worked on “Wheel of Fortune”, “The National Geographic Bee” and “Game Changers”.

He has made a name for himself as a TV presenter, but has also been successful as an actor, although he usually appeared as himself in films and TV series. Some of the titles include the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1995 and the TV series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” in 2018.

Personal life, wealth, health problems

After his divorce from Elaine, Alex married Jean Currivan in 1990; the couple have a son Matthew and a daughter Emily.

Alex is one of the most famous TV hosts and his net worth is now estimated at $75 million.
Alex has had health problems since 2007 when he had his first mild heart attack. Since then he has been in and out of hospitals with cardiovascular issues. He was most recently diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, and after a year of successful chemotherapy and other treatments, he is still vital and working, although he now works without an audience as he is in the cancer risk group. coronavirus infection.

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