Wheel of Fortune - About The Show

Show History

We've had some really incredible moments over the past 30-plus years, on stage and off. Explore the show’s history, from our early days as a daytime show in the ‘70s to becoming the most successful syndicated show on TV.

Show Bios

  • Pat Sajak
    Pat SajakHost
  • Vanna White
    Vanna WhiteHost
  • Harry Friedman
    Harry FriedmanExecutive Producer
  • Jim Thornton
    Jim ThorntonAnnouncer

  • Wow! Can you believe Pat has been the Host of Wheel of Fortune for more than 30 years? Seems like it was just yesterday that he stepped up to the Wheel and let out his first “good luck!” Since joining the daytime version of the show in 1981, he has earned three Emmy® Awards, a People’s Choice Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And in June 2011, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored him again with the Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.

                           

    Pat splits his time between the East Coast and Los Angeles. He and his wife, Lesly, a photographer, have two children.

Full Credits

  • Executive Producer

    • Harry Friedman
  • Supervising Producer

    • Karen Griffith
  • Supervising Producer

    • Steve Schwartz
  • Directed By

    • Bob Cisneros
  • Coordinating Producer

    • Bob Sofia
  • Line Producer

    • Randy Berke
  • Senior Producer

    • Amanda Stern
  • Associate Directors

    • Patrick O'Brien
    • L. David Irete
  • Production Designer

    • Renee Hoss-Johnson
  • Producer

    • Rob Roman
  • Producer

    • Brooke Eaton
  • Producer

    • Gary O'Brien
  • Senior Segment Producer

    • Trevor Ward
  • Segment Producer

    • Stacy Thapthimthong
  • Publicity & Promotions Producer

    • Suzy Rosenberg
  • Marketing & Promotions Producer

    • Lisa Dee
  • Marketing & Advertising Producer

    • Annette Dimatos-Schwartz
  • Contestant Manager

    • Jackie Lamatis
  • Senior Contestant Coordinator

    • Shannon Bobillo
  • Contestant Coordinator

    • Alexandra Reeves
  • Stage Operations Supervisor

    • June Curtis
  • Research Supervisor

    • Ken Weiner
  • Senior Production Coordinator

    • Erica Agredano
  • Production Coordinators

    • Beth Demers Zuk
    • Stevie Kloeber
  • Senior Marketing Manager

    • Darcy Altwarg
  • Set Designer

    • Jody Vaclav
  • Executive Director Clearance & Licensing

    • Shelley Ballance Ellis
  • Clearance Managers

    • Joseph Somerville
    • Jennifer Haugland
  • Music Supervisor

    • Sean Sasahara
  • Senior Clearance Coordinator

    • Shannon White Lee
  • Clearance Coordinators

    • Stacy Oki Skredsvig
    • Monique Diaz
  • Clearance Assistant

    • Michael Clark
  • Assistant to the Executive Producer

    • Yvette Sapanza
  • Assistants to the Supervising Producers

    • Gina Freeman
    • Candace Kravitz
    • Jason Seals
  • Assistant to the Line Producer

    • Debbie Williams
  • Assistant to the Senior Producer

    • Jennifer Berke
  • Assistant Production Coordinator

    • Scott Markowitz
  • Director of Communications

    • Krista Ostensen Osche
  • Marketing And Promotions Director

    • David Strathearn
  • Senior Marketing and Promotions Manager

    • Jessica Wong
  • Senior Publicity and Promotions Coordinator

    • Katie Quicksilver
  • Publicity Manager

    • Leslie Jacobe
  • Director Special Projects

    • Scott Bresler
  • Booth PA

    • Chloe Corwin
  • Production Staff

    • JP Chism
    • Bob Guzzi
    • Christy Myers
    • Spencer Rose
    • Timothy Wolf
  • Senior Production Accountant

    • Steve Simpson
  • Accounting Assistants

    • Janet Yamada
    • Maria Angeles
  • Set Decorators

    • Heather Lynne Rasnick
    • Heather DeCristo
    • Shaun Page
  • Security

    • Al Miller, Sr.
  • Hair

    • Cynthia Romo
    • Brittany Spaulding
  • Makeup

    • Cherie Whitaker
    • Melissa Sandora
    • Sandy Reimer
    • Kimber Eastwood
  • Wardrobe

    • Kathi Nishimoto
    • Phil Wayne
  • Lighting Designer

    • Jeff Engel
  • Gaffer

    • Brian McElroy
  • Best Boy Electric

    • Greg Padilla
  • Programmer

    • William McLachlin
  • Technical Director

    • Robert Ennis
  • Production Engineer

    • Rob Kimpel
  • Audio Mixer

    • Cole Coonce
  • Audio

    • Barbara Hagan
    • Ric Teller
    • Mitch Trueg
    • Sharron Sanchez
  • Video

    • Gary Taillon
  • Cameras

    • Diane Farrell
    • Randy Gomez
    • Ray Gonzales
    • Ray Reynolds
    • Jeff Schuster
    • Steve Simmons
  • Video Utility

    • Tino Marquez
    • Ray Thompson
    • Michael Corwin
  • Videotape Operators

    • Bob Ryley
    • Dean Reber
  • Video Wall Technicians

    • Dan Ellis
    • Keith McPeters
  • Post Production Supervisor

    • Kelli Cardona
  • Post Production

    • Pete Parise
    • Keith Fernandes
    • Tracey Glynn
    • Andy Strauber
    • Beth Bailey
    • Marvin Bluth
    • Jason Cardona
    • Bob LaMasney
    • Adam McKinney
    • Tom Hall
  • Electronic Graphics

    • Michele Lee Hampton
  • Head Electronics

    • Bill Monk
  • Electronics

    • Charlie Monk
  • Key Grip

    • Doug Lantz
  • Best Boy

    • Chuck Kell
  • Property Master

    • Jeff Schwartz
  • Props

    • Ricky Martinez
  • Decorator Gang Boss

    • Bruce Meisner
  • Music By

    • Frankie Blue
    • John Hoke
  • Digital Content Manager

    • Kevin Boles
  • Digital Content Coordinator

    • Rose Roman
  • Digital Content Researcher

    • Ben Johnson
  • Show Photographer

    • Carol Kaelson
  • Stage Manager

    • John Lauderdale

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