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Untold Truth Of Alex Trebek’s Ex-Wife – Elaine Trebek Kares

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• Elaine Trebek Kares is an American businesswoman, journalist and reporter.
• She is best known for being the ex-wife of Alex Trebek, a famous actor and TV host.
• She was born in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and attended Ohio State University.
• She was a Playboy Bunny with a pseudonym, and has pursued many business interests such as her companies Scent Seal and Mag-a-Music, and her own art gallery.
• She was married to Louis Callei, and to Alex Trebek with whom she has a daughter, Nicky. She is now married to film producer and director Peter Kares.

Who is Elaine Trebek Kares?

Elaine Trebek Kares is an American businesswoman, journalist and reporter, who has 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 of her accomplishments, she is best known to the world as the ex-wife of Alex Trebek, a famous actor and TV host.

The Untold Truth of Elaine Trebek Kares

Elaine hasn’t revealed her age and her last name; however, some sources claim that she is around 70 years old.

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She was born in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and attended Ohio State University, from which she obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Career

Before she became 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 business.

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However, this didn’t last long and she began pursuing a career as a journalist. Her first job was at CHCH-TV in Hamilton, hosting a daily talk show, “Call Callei”. She became very popular while working on the show, as she was making taboo topics normal, including her interest in sexual matters. She left CHCH, and joined CTV as a co-host of the show “Canada AM” in early 1973. Unfortunately, just a few months passed before Elaine figured out that she wasn’t fit for the position, and left the show and channel by a mutual agreement.

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

Elaine Trebek Kares Personal Life, Marriage, Children

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

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However, the two divorced in 1974, and the same year she started a romance with Alex Trebek, and the two married. They didn’t have children together, though Alex adopted Elaine’s daughter Nicky, who now goes under name Nicky Trebek and she is now a production manager on the show “Jeopardy!”, and shares a tight bond with 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 have added a considerable amount to her wealth.

According to sources, it has been estimated that Elaine Trebek Kares’ net worth is over $15 million, as of early 2020.

Elaine stands at 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, while she weighs approximately 132lbs ~ 60kgs. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Elaine Trebek Kares’ Ex-Husband, Alex Trebek

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

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During his university years, he became interested in broadcasting, and would work at nights for CBC. He eventually obtained a degree in philosophy, but became entirely focused on his career.

Alex Trebek’s Career

Alex is best known to the world as the host of the long-running TV show “Jeopardy!”, but before that, he spent 20 years working his way up. In the beginning, he was a replacement for regular announcers on CBC’s shows, then as time passed he would improve to become a national news reporter, covered special events, and worked on CBC radio.

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

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

Personal Life, Wealth, Health Problems

Following his divorce from Elaine, Alex married Jean Currivan in 1990; the couple has 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 experienced his first minor heart attack. Since then, he has been in and out of hospitals with cardiovascular problems. Most recently, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, and after a year of successful chemotherapy and other treatment, he is still vital and on his job, though he is now working without the audience as he is in the high-risk group for coronavirus infection.

Started with TheLegit.org in April 2023. Previously, Executive Editor at Echoes Media. Holds a Journalism degree from New York University.

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Beth McLeod’s (Fox 8 – WXYZ) Biography, Salary, Age, New Job

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Beth McLeod is an Emmy Award winner and American Fox-8 meteorologist, whose claim to fame was being the wife of popular American sports producer and game announcer for NBA’s “Cleveland Cavaliers,” Fred McLeod.

Early Life and Family

Beth McLeod was born Elizabeth Heather Henningsen on 31 March 1965, in Bay Village, Ohio USA, to parents Richard Henningsen and Martha Ann Henningsen. Her family lived in her hometown until Beth was in 1st grade, then moved to Detroit due to her father working for Detroit Diesel at that time, and she spent most of her childhood there.

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Education

She matriculated from Northville High School in Northville, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Later on, she was completed a Master’s degree in Meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Career

Her first television job was at CBS Sports in New York, but she then worked at WDIV in Detroit, Michigan for over 17 years. Aside from covering traffic news for the station from 1995 to 2008, she was one of the hosts of Michigan Lottery, giving out the lucky winning numbers during the daily drawing broadcast for 15 years along with Aggie Usedly and Darryl Wood, until they were replaced by an automated speaking machine in 2012.

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Beth left the traffic news department so that she could have more time with her husband, who was the Cleveland Cavaliers play-by-play game announcer. She started a career as a weather forecaster in WOIO in Cleveland, spending almost 10 years working as a meteorologist, giving updates about the weather, and explaining the possible changes in the climate every day.

She is currently working as the resident meteorologist of Fox 8 News Channel in Cleveland.

Personal Life

She was married to Fred McLeod for 28 years before he passed away. They met during the NBA Finals when she was still working for CBS Sports – he found out that she wanted to try broadcasting, and was preparing an audition tape.

He help her create her videotape, and through the course of helping her one thing led to another. They started dating and were married in 1991. This was her first marriage and Fred’s second – he had three children with his former wife.

In September of 2019, her husband called her and said that he was not feeling well, and that he would drive himself from the golf course to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. She told him to pull over and just wait for the 911 team that she called to attend to him. That was the last time they were able to talk, as he died of a heart attack at the age of 67.

Beth is currently residing in Ohio, and still struggles with the pain of losing her husband. Her work in Fox 8 keeps her busy and helps her to move forward, but says in an interview that ‘There is a hole in my heart.’

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Who is Fred McLeod?

Fred was born on 1 September 1952 in Strongsville, Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Fred McLeod Sr. and Marilyn McLeod. He spent most of his childhood in his hometown until his sophomore year, when his family transferred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He matriculated from a local high school there, and then graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1974 from Point Park University, previously known as Point Park College.

He was part of the baseball varsity team in college in the position of pitcher, as his team made it to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) World Series, the national association for small colleges in North America.

In 1974, he started his career in covering sports events at St. Joseph, Missouri for KQTV, then transferred to Steubenville, Ohio for WSTV. In 1979, he went back to Cleveland for WJKW-TV to be a sports presenter and a play-by-play announcer of the city’s baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. Impressed by his commentaries, Fred was offered a job in San Francisco, California doing the same thing for KPIX-TV covering the Oakland Athletics.

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By 1980’s, WJBK was able to lure him back to the East by offering him a job in Detroit, Michigan as a sport presenter, and later he transferred to WDIV. In 1984, the NBA team the Detroit Pistons hired him to call their games, giving the play-by-play account of the games for many years until he received a call in 2006 from Dan Gilbert, the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Apparently, Dan was his former intern at WDIV, who after getting his degree, bought back his mortgage company and eventually bought the NBA team. Fred was offered a job back in Ohio, and was apparently ecstatic with the opportunity to become the voice of his hometown’s basketball games. He did so until his death in 2019.

Interesting Facts

  • Beth asked for her husband’s body to be autopsied so his three children from his first wife would be informed of the cause of death, given that his relatives had a short life expectancy rate. Most of Fred’s relatives had died in their ‘50’s, and apparently the additional 10 years that Fred had was because of his healthy lifestyle. His artery problem was genetic.
  • Beth owns a pair of dogs to accompany her, and encourage her to live one day at a time.
  • She shares Fred’s story and her experience with the American Heart Association awareness program, to encourage people to go and consult a doctor.
  • She is active in her verified social media accounts. Her Twitter is @BethHMcLeod, Instagram is @bethmcleodfox8, YouTube is Beth McLeod, and Facebook is @BethHMcLeod.
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Appearance

She is 5ft 5ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 125lbs (57kgs). Her shoe size is 6.5. She is Caucasian with long blonde hair and blue eyes.

Net worth

Authoritative sources estimated Beth’s net worth at about $400,000 before her husband’s death; she may have benefited from his estate.  She is earning between $80,000 and $90,000 on average per year.

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Emily Compagno’s (Fox News) Biography – Husband, Salary

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Emily Compagno is an American lawyer, TV correspondent, and a former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader, who rose to prominence through her work as a Fox News Channel contributor.

Early Life and Family

Emily Rose Compagno is of part-Italian-American descent, born on 9 November 1979 at a Naval Hospital in Oak Knoll, California, USA to parents John and Katherine Compagno. She and her older sisters Natalie Compagno and Julietta Compagno Skoog were raised in El Cerrito, Contra Costa County in California. Her sister Natalie is a lifestyle influencer and blogs about the fashion industry with her blog entitled “LA Lifestyle,” and is married to Greg who owns a travel bookstore in California.

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Julietta has two daughters with husband Jon Skoog.

Emily is pretty close to her paternal grandparents, John and Josephine Bileci Compagno. Her maternal great grandfather was William Harry Bertsch whose wife’s name Rose and where Emily’s second name came from.

Education

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington, and was awarded the Juris Doctorate degree in 2006 at the University of San Francisco.

Career

Legal Career

After completing an externship in the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit with Judge Noonan, and passing the California Bar exams, Emily started practicing law as a criminal defense and civil litigation attorney in a law firm based in the southern part of San Francisco.

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She handled mostly non-violent juvenile and financially-motivated white-collar cases.

From 2010 to 2014, Emily also worked as a federal managing attorney, and was later promoted as Acting Director for the Social Security Administration. As a government attorney in one of the top agencies in the US, she was able to deal with a wide variety of civil and administrative legal cases, such as fraud, regulatory labor issues including employment contracts.

Team Captain, Oakland Raiderettes Cheerleading Squad

With her regular job as a lawyer, Emily also decided to fulfill her childhood dream of being a professional dancer, and applied for a spot in the football cheerleading squad with the Oakland Raiderettes, and joined the squad in April of 2007.

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From an interview with SFGate she said, “I’ve been dancing since I was 3, so it’s natural to want that part of my life, the love of performing satisfied.” She did not see it as a substitute career; it just so happened that she did not have time to pursue this dream when she was in law school. It was something that complements her and served as an outlet of her love of performing.

From a regular cheerleader, she was promoted to be the team captain of the Oakland Raiderettes – it was classified as part-time work, but in reality, she said that the work they do for the team equates to a full-time commitment, even if most of the girls have a day job, so in the end, most of her spare time was allocated to cheerleading tasks.

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She was included to perform during the NFL’s military tour in Iraq and Kuwait, as well as one of only four cheerleaders chosen to promote during the NFL China launch in Beijing and Shanghai.

Emily never broadcasts her cheerleading position when she is working as an attorney, and at the same time, she does not openly tell everyone in the cheerleading world that she is a practicing lawyer.

Fox News Contributor

All through her work as a civil litigator and a part-time cheerleader, she never lost focus on her ultimate dream of becoming a legal analyst, and that became a reality when Fox News Network offered her the dream job. Many were surprised at the change of career, as few were aware of her legal background, and only knew her as the cheerleading team captain.

With her diversified legal experience from being a criminal defense lawyer in a private firm and working as a federal attorney handling social security disputes, she was the perfect choice for becoming an on-air legal analyst on a variety of local and national issues. She started as a guest commentator on shows, asking for opinions from a business and legal analyst.

Later on, her in-depth experience in the world of football helped in doing sports commentaries. She also covered various other sporting events, particularly the PAC-12, in which universities vie for championship titles in several games. Even some sports magazines have acquired her expertise as a contributor.

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Emily can be seen regularly in various shows such as “The Five,” “Fox and Friends: Weekend,” “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” and “Crimes That Changed America” on Fox News, Fox Business, and Fox Sports networks.

Personal Life

Emily was married to Peter Riley on 13 September 2017, in a secret wedding ceremony at the Hotel Villa Cimbrone in Italy. They met in high school in California, but it took about two decades to reconnect, when they saw each other again in Seattle and started dating. Little else is known about her husband except for the pictures she’s shared of their wedding day and the wedding ring photo that her husband accidentally left, as she posted on her Instagram account. Emily is so adamant about keeping her private and public life separate.

She and her husband are currently living in Seattle, Washington State.

Interesting Facts and Awards

  • She was given the US Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps’ Cadet of the Quarter Award during her college graduation ceremonies.
  • When she was pursuing her Juris Doctorate degree at the University of San Francisco, she worked as the editor for the Intellectual Property Bulletin as well as served as President of the Federalist Society.
  • She is a proud owner of a Doberman dog named Duchess.
  • Emily has had a keen interest in auto racing since she was young, and was ecstatic when she had a chance to participate in car racing during one of her segments on Fox.
  • Her volunteer work with orphans in the Southern African third world countries such as Malawi, Uganda and Zambia was an enriching experience that she would never forget.
  • During one of the episodes of “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with hosts Ed Henry and Pete Hegset, Emily became a fake bait when she visited Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst in New Jersey, a military dog training center for the US Army. She said that even if she had the biggest scare of her life, she knew that those dogs had intensive training and wouldn’t harm her intentionally.
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Social Media Accounts

She is active on her verified social media accounts – her Instagram and Twitter accounts are both @EmilyCompagno,with over 100,000 followers on each.

Appearance

Andrea is 5ft 6ins (1.70m) tall, weighs around 112lbs (51kgs), and due to her daily workout routines, she has a properly well-toned body. She is Caucasian, with black hair and hazel brown eyes.

Net worth

Sources estimated her net worth at around $1.5 million as of April 2020. Aside from her earnings from her private legal practice and as a Fox Network host and contributor, she had a successful cheerleading career, with multiple endorsements for four years along with her federal attorney salary.

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Jennifer Lahmers (Fox News) Bio, Age, Husband, Salary

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Who is Jennifer Lahmers?

Jennifer Lahmers was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio USA, on 19 February 1984 – her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She is a TV news reporter and an anchor, perhaps known best for working as a correspondent for the American syndicated news broadcasting show “Extra”. Jennifer’s skills have won her a nomination for an Emmy Award.

Early life and education

Jennifer hasn’t talked about any siblings, in fact it’s believed that she was raised an only child in Tuscarawas County, by her father William and her mother Cathy.

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Jennifer was around eight years old when she became interested in journalism and reporting, and she and her friends Steffanie, Theresa and Erin, played with their imagined WJET TV station, recording fake news nearly every day. Jennifer went on to study at Dover High School, and during the four years she spent there became even more interested in journalism, while she was also keen on doing many other things, including acting with the school’s drama club, and helping organize various student events.

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Upon matriculating in 2002, she enrolled at Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, from which she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2006.

Career as a reporter

Jennifer started working as soon as she finished college, joining the TV station WBBJ-TV working as a reporter – for the job, she had to move to Jackson in Tennessee. After a while, Jennifer was allowed to anchor the weekend news, while she also had to work without the help of writers and additional crew, even occasionally shooting items of news by herself.

She went on to join Fox 61 (former Fox CT) in 2007, and thus moved to Hartford in Connecticut – she worked as a reporter for five years, including spending some time working as their weekend news anchor, before quitting in 2012.

During those years while she was working her way up in the field of journalism, Jennifer also worked as a freelancer, including writing columns for the largest daily USA newspaper “The Hartford Courant”.

She joined the golf lifestyle cable Back9Network in 2012 – owned by her former husband – and worked there for the following two years before being invited to join WNYW-TV, a Fox-affiliated network in New York City.

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She was their general assignments reporter for the following three year,s before she started co-anchoring their morning show “Good Day Wake Up”.

She gained recognition in August 2019 when invited to join the show “Extra” as a correspondent, which meant moving to Los Angeles in California. Jennifer is in charge of covering Hollywood film premieres, various red carpet events, as well as conducting studio interviews.

Jennifer is quite active on Instagram and Twitter, as it’s somewhat important for her career to be able to inform her fans about the most recent news.

She is followed by close to 70,000 people on Instagram, while she’s uploaded more than 2,000 pictures, most of which have been taken during her everyday life. She’s been active on Twitter since June 2010, and is followed by close to 20,000 people, while she tends to tweet at least once a week.

Love life and husband

Jennifer is quite secretive when it comes to her love life, but it is known that she was married to James Bosworth, an American professional golf player and cable network executive.

The two married in a private ceremony held at Tehama golf course in Carmel, California attended by their closest friends and family, on 2 July 2011 – it’s believed that the two were engaged for several years before exchanging vows.

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After three years of married life, Jennifer and James divorced for unknown reasons.

In 2016, Jennifer uploaded a picture with a certain Dr. Mike onto her Instagram account, wishing him a happy birthday and calling him her love – it is believed that the two dated for around a year, as they stopped uploading pictures featuring themselves together in 2017, while Jennifer has also deleted the above mentioned picture of the two.

Jennifer is trying her best to help prevent domestic violence – she became interested in the topic after her friend and colleague Alice Morrin was killed by her husband.

As of November 2020, Jennifer is single, has been married, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Jennifer likes to dress up for Halloween, and hasn’t so far missed a single opportunity to put on a costume, paint her face and attend a party – her most recent Halloween costume can be seen featured in one of her Instagram pictures.

She likes to travel, and her job as a journalist has taken her all around the US, visiting nearly every state, while Jennifer has also had a chance to vacation in Europe – her dream travel destination is Paris in France.

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She is physically very active as she works out three to four times at the gym each week, and she’s also following a very strict, diet thus her fit body.

Age, height and salary

Jennifer’s age is 36. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $1.2 million.

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