Who is Emily Trebek? Wiki, Biography, Age, Alex Trebek’s Daughter, Family, Father Death, Instagram

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Emily Trebek Wiki – Emily Trebek Biography

Emily Trebek is daughter of Alex Trebek. Beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died on Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer. Trebek’s death was first reported by TMZ and the game show confirmed his passing on its official Instagram page, writing, “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.” He was 80 years old.

Emily graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2015 and she works as a realtor in Los Angeles for Compass. Her bio on the company’s website states:

With Emily’s background in residential design and property development, she brings a unique perspective to her buyers and sellers. Whether a client is looking for an investment property or a turnkey home, Emily knows exactly what to look for and how to fulfill her clients’ wish lists. When it’s time to sell, her attention to detail and knowledge of current trends help realize the property’s true potential and market appeal in order to sell quickly and for top dollar.

She has been involved in many million-dollar realty transactions, including a nearly $1.5 million home in Culver City and a $1 million house in West Hollywood. In an interview with Jeopardy!, Emily said, “I have always been interested in homes. When I was little, I wanted to be an architect. After graduating, I decided to get into real estate.”

Besides working as a realtor, Emily has an interior design studio based in Los Angeles called E&S Interiors.

Trebek enjoyed working around his home doing his own renovations, including electrical and carpentry work, according to a Jeopardy! interview. When Emily showed interest in house flipping and realty, she looked to her dad for guidance.

In the Jeopardy! interview, Emily said, “As I was getting ready to flip my first house, I told my dad that I wanted to do it with him. If dad can fix something, he will not have anyone else do it. I remember back when I was learning to drive, and I would accidentally run over a sprinkler head or path lighting in the driveway, we all knew dad would be out five seconds later fixing it. And I always watched him fix things, and wanted to learn.”

Emily said that her dad came to her open house showings. “He would look in crawl spaces, in electricity panels, at water heaters,” she said. “He was looking in all those places where a lot of hidden costs could be. So it was helpful for him to be there at every house.”

Emily Trebek Age

Emily Trebek is 27 years old.

Parents

Emily was born in 1993 to Trebek and his wife Jean Currivan Trebek, who is a metaphysicist. Trebek and Jean were friends for a while before they started dating. In an interview with People, Jean said, “There was just this deep sensitivity about him with a gruffy exterior. I kept thinking, he’s 24 years older than me .. but there was something that just kept drawing me to him.”

The two eventually started a romantic relationship and in 1990, they tied the knot. In the interview with People, Jean spoke about Trebek’s great sense of humor. She said, “He takes his job very seriously, but won’t take himself too seriously. He’s just an intelligent human being. Part of Alex’s staying youthful is his staying curious.”

Trebek told People in 2019 that he was “pretty satisfied” with his life. He said, “But my wife Jean and I have been together almost 29 years, and I was thinking about President Bush when he died, and all the comments about his life about what a nice guy he is, and how he and his wife had been together 73 years. I thought, oh my gosh … if I’d just met Jean in my 20s we could have had a longer life together.” Trebek also joked that if he met Jean in his 20s, she wouldn’t have been born yet.

Siblings

Emily has two siblings, brother Matthew Trebek and adopted sister Nicky Trebek. Matthew is Emily’s older brother, born in 1990. Matthew graduated from Fordham College in 2013, and he opened up a restaurant called Oso in Hamilton Heights, Harlem, according to Nicki Swift.

Oso is a Mexican food restaurant, and in an interview with Fordham Magazine, Matthew explained his vision for it: “The idea behind Oso was to take the street fare we loved [in Mexico City] and turn the dining experience into something communal rather than personalized.”

Matthew has also opened up a pizzeria, Pizza By Lucille, and a coffee shop and cocktail bar, Lucille’s, according to Nicki Swift.

When Trebek married his first wife in 1974, businesswoman Elaine Trebek Kares, she already had a six-year-old daughter, Nicky, from a previous relationship, Nicki Swift reported. Trebek and Nicky grew close, and the game show host ended up adopting her and giving Nicky his last name. Although his marriage with Elaine ended in 1981, Trebek and Nicky remained very close.

Nicky works in the entertainment industry filling many different roles, including Production Coordinator on Jeopardy! and hosting infomercials. According to her social media, Nicky is a songwriter and artist.

Emily Trebek & Alex Trebek

Emily attributes a lot of her success in realty to her father. In the Jeopardy! interview, she said, “I don’t have words to express how much it means to me that he helped. Just telling him how much I appreciate it and how much I thank him for guiding me through this and helping me sounds so insignificant. I don’t have the words to make it sound as significant as I feel.”

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In 2016, the official Jeopardy! Instagram page shared Emily’s father’s day message to Trebek. The post can be viewed above and it reads:

When I was little, going to work with my dad was one of my favorite things to do. In our downtime on set, I loved to color and would often draw him several pictures and hang them all over his office as decoration. One morning, I drew him this ‘World’s Greatest Dad’ sign. He’s kept it on the front of his office door ever since, even 18 years later. I’m so proud to be his daughter. He is the most caring and supportive father and truly is the World’s Greatest Dad.

Alex Trebek Health Condition

In March 2019, Trebek announced in a YouTube video that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he vowed to fight the cancer and continue to host “Jeopardy” as long as he could — he even cracked a joke about not being able to quit because he was contracted to host the show until 2022.

Trebek said:

Hi everyone. I have some news to share with you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our ‘Jeopardy’ fanbase. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. So, therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information. Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week, I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.

Truth told, I have to because under the terms of my contract I have to host ‘Jeopardy’ for three more years. So help me, keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done.

One year later, he gave an update on his prognosis. “I’d be lying,” he said, “if I said the journey was an easy one … there were moments of great pain, days when certain bodily functions no longer functioned, and sudden massive attacks of the great depression that made me wonder if it really was worth fighting on. But I brushed that aside quickly because that would have been a massive betrayal.”

He said it would have betrayed his wife, his faith in God, the millions of prayers his fans were saying in his name, and the other cancer patients who were looking to him for inspiration.

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“My oncologist tried to cheer me up the other day,” Trebek said. “He said, ‘You know Alex, even though the two-year survival rate is only 7%, he was certain that one year from now, the two of us would be sitting in his office, celebrating my second anniversary of survival.’ And you know something? If I — no, if we — because so many of us are involved in this same situation — if we take it just one day at a time, with a positive attitude, anything is possible. I’ll keep you posted.”

In addition to cancer, Trebek suffered two mild heart attacks over the years — the first in December 2007 and the second in June 2012. In both cases, he was back to work about a month later.

In October 2017, Trebek suffered a fall that later required him to have surgery to remove blood clots — known as a subdural hematoma — from his brain.

“Surgery was performed. After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery. The prognosis is excellent and I expect to be back in the studio to tape more ‘Jeopardy’ programs very, very soon. I want to thank all of you for your concern,” he said in a video posted to the “Jeopardy” YouTube page.

Alex Trebek Death

Alex Trebek, the legendary “Jeopardy” host, has died at the age of 80 on Sunday, November 8, in California after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to a tweet from the show that reads, “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.”

Trebek was a game show staple, hosting more than a dozen other shows and specials over his nearly 60-year career. He returned to host the 37th season of “Jeopardy” earlier this year, despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the news of Trebek’s death, Jennings retweeted the official announcement from the Jeopardy Twitter account: “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.”

Then, Jennings wrote his own tribute to Trebek.

“Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did,” Jennings tweeted. “He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him. Thinking today about his family and his Jeopardy! family—which, in a way, included millions of us.“

Net Worth

Trebek’s net worth is unclear.

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