Maggie Sajak couldn’t get away from “Wheel of Fortune” if she tried. Not that she wants to, it has provided her and her family with awesome opportunities. Her dad is a game show legend because of it. But Maggie was born into it, and at this point, it’s looking like something of a family business. She took to Instagram and shared a full family photo from when she was a little girl on the “Wheel of Fortune” set.
It was recently announced that Maggie Sajak would join play an increased role as the show’s online media correspondent. With Pat Sajak and Vanna White renewed as hosts through 2024, Maggie will have the opportunity to work alongside her dad. Things have really come full circle since she was that little girl on the “Wheel of Fortune” set all those years ago.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to bring an insider’s look at the show with new behind-the-scenes features, interviews, videos and insights. The ‘Wheel of Fortune’ staff and crew have always been like an extended family, and I’m thrilled to be working with them,” Maggie is quoted as saying on the show’s official website.
It’s hard to believe Maggie Sajak is a young woman who has already graduated from Princeton, done postgrad at Columbia, and is considering a law career. Especially when watching videos like the one below.
Young Maggie and her older brother Patrick appeared on “Wheel of Fortune” to close a show when they were little kids. They were careful not to be “funnier than daddy is.” Advice Maggie has apparently taken with her into her new role. Per TODAY, she will run social media accounts for the show and conduct online interviews.
Big Changes Coming to ‘Wheel of Fortune’ as Pat Sajak and Vanna White Return With Fresh Contracts
Pat Sajak and Vanna White are coming back. But other than the duo with 40-years of experience under their belt, much of “Wheel of Fortune” will be different next season.
Basically, a series of minor changes have increased the amounts of money contestants stand to win on the show. Further, a major change to the final stages of the game directly affects longtime host Pat Sajak. He will no longer perform the final spin. Though, he doesn’t seem to mind all that much.
“If you think about it, by doing the ‘final spin’ I, as host, had an impact on the outcome of the game and that has always bothered me because it just didn’t feel right. With this change, only the contestants determine the outcome of the game and the host does not impose themself in any way,” Sajak told TODAY.