Vanna White 1987Wiki info
On November 8, 2019, Sony Pictures Television announced that White will take over hosting Wheel of Fortune as emcee starting with the week of episodes which are slated to air starting on December 9, 2019. The announcement was made after a taping day was postponed after Pat Sajak was hospitalized with emergency surgery in order to clear a blocked intestine. White hosted that taping day and the subsequent rescheduled taping day the next day. Guest letter activators were implemented during her shows hosting; the weeks of December 9 and 16 had Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other Disney characters during the Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway. The costumed Disney characters do not actually touch the game board; it was entirely automated during their guest hosting. Subsequently, the show went on hiatus during Christmas week (December 23, 2019) and then a week of previously-taped "America's Game" episodes (Wheel tapes six episodes per day, with each studio audience receiving three shows each; the third show in the afternoon session is an "America's Game" episode) that Sajak hosts, before White returns to hosting on January 6, 2020 for a final week; she was assisted by a "special guest", Pat Sajak's daughter Maggie. Fully recovered from his surgery, Sajak returned to the show on December 5, 2019 with episodes to be broadcast beginning on January 13, 2020.