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

    • Robert Ennis
  • Produced By

    • Amanda Stern
  • Coordinating Producer

    • Bob Sofia
  • Line Producer

    • Randy Berke
  • Segment Director

    • L. David Irete
  • Associate Director

    • Patrick O'Brien
  • Production Designer

    • Renee Hoss-Johnson 
  • Producer

    • Rob Roman
  • Producer

    • Brooke Eaton
  • Contestant Co-Producers

    • Jackie Lamatis
    • Shannon Bobillo
  • Senior Segment Producer

    • Trevor Ward
  • Senior Segment Producer

    • Stacy Thapthimthong
  • Segment Producer

    • Ken Weiner
  • Marketing & Promotions Producer

    • Lisa Dee
  • Executive Director Digital Media

    • Annette Dimatos-Schwartz
  • Contestant Department Supervisor

    • Alexandra Reeves
  • Assistant Contestant Coordinator

    • Alexander Angeles
  • Stage Operations Supervisor

    • June Julien
  • Production Department Manager

    • Erica Agredano
  • Production Supervisor

    • Jason Seals
  • Production Coordinators

    • Deborah Genovese
    • Scott Markowitz
    • Adam McKinney
  • Assistant Director Marketing

    • Darcy Altwarg Hornbeek
  • Set Designer

    • Jody Vaclav
  • Executive Director Clearance & Licensing

    • Shelley Ballance Ellis
  • Clearance Supervisor

    • Jennifer Haugland
  • Music Supervisor

    • Sean Sasahara
  • Clearance Manager

    • Joseph Somerville
  • Senior Clearance Coordinator

    • Shannon White Lee
  • Clearance Coordinators

    • Stacy Oki Skredsvig
    • Monique Diaz
    • Michael Clark
  • Assistant to the Executive Producer

    • Yvette Sapanza
  • Assistants to the Supervising Producers

    • Gina Freeman
    • Candace Kravitz
  • Stage Operations Coordinator

    • Debbie Williams
  • Assistant to the Senior Producer

    • Jennifer Berke
  • Executive Director of Communications

    • Krista Ostensen Osche
  • Marketing And Promotions Director

    • David Strathearn
  • Senior Marketing and Promotions Manager

    • Jessica Wong
  • Senior Marketing and Promotions Coordinator

    • Rachel Hartz
  • Publicity & Promotions Assistant

    • Erica Laible
  • Director Special Projects

    • Scott Bresler
  • Booth PA / Post Production Coordinator

    • Chloé Corwin
  • Production Staff

    • Rita Armenta
    • Bob Guzzi
    • Christy Myers
    • Spencer Rose
    • Amber Spaulding
    • Timothy Wolf
  • Senior Production Accountant

    • Steve Simpson
  • Accounting Assistants

    • Maria Angeles
    • Michelle E. Buckhoff
    • Kayla Gibbon
  • Set Decorators

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

    • Tad Nelson
  • Hair

    • Renée Ferruggia
    • Brittany Spaulding
  • Makeup

    • Barbi Fonte
    • Miguel Andrisani
    • Kimber Eastwood
    • Sandy Reimer
  • Wardrobe

    • Kathi Nishimoto
  • Lighting Designer

    • Jeff Engel
  • Gaffer

    • Brian McElroy
  • Best Boy Electric

    • Greg Padilla
  • Programmer

    • William McLachlan
  • Technical Director

    • Lucinda Owens Margolis
  • Production Engineer

    • Rob Kimpel
  • Audio Mixer

    • Cole Coonce
  • Audio

    • Barbara Hagan
    • Mitch Trueg
    • Sharron Sanchez
    • Ric Teller
  • 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
    • Marvin Bluth
    • Jason Cardona
    • Charlie Gertner
    • Bob LaMasney
    • Dan Sutton
  • Electronic Graphics

    • Michele Lee Hampton
  • Head Electronics

    • Bill Monk
  • Electronics

    • Charlie Monk
  • Key Grips

    • Chuck Kell
    • Brad Burgoon
  • Grip

    • Jeremy Gomez
  • Property Master

    • Jeff Schwartz
  • Props

    • Ricky Martinez
    • Daniel Isackson
    • Brian Van Zandt
  • Decorator Gang Boss

    • Miles S. Richman
  • Craft Service

    • Kelli Michna-Hyatt
  • Music By

    • 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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