Who is the very first host of Wheel of Fortune? The original host of Wheel of Fortune was Chuck Woolery, who hosted the series from its 1975 premiere. The wheel spun for a few years before Sajak and Vanna White became the powerhouse duo who won the hearts of viewers.
When did Pat and Vanna start on wheel? In 1981, Sajak stepped in to replace former host Chuck Woolery alongside Susan Stafford. The current version of the game show premiered on Sept. 19, 1983. Stafford eventually left in 1982 and current co-host Vanna White, 64, took the spot.
How long has Wheel of Fortune been around? Wheel of Fortune, which debuted in 1975, became the longest-running syndicated game show on American television, turning Sajak and his co-host, Vanna White, into pop-culture icons.
How long has Pat and Vanna been on Wheel of Fortune? It’s been kind of fun having both Pat Sajak and Vanna White hosting Wheel of Fortune for these 40 years, but what about a 50th anniversary season in 2032-33! Pat will be hard to replace.