Student, Columbia College, Chicago.
Newscaster WEDC-Radio, Chicago, Illinois. Disk jockey WNBS-Radio, Murray, Kentucky, 1971—1972. Staff announcer, public affairs program host, weatherman We Shield Millions -television, Nashville, 1972—1977.
Weatherman, host The Sunday Show, Los Angeles, 1977-1981. Host Wheel of Fortune, since 1981, The Pat Sajak Show, 1989-1990, Pat Sajak Weekend, since 2003.
Served with United States Army, Vietnam.
Married Lesly Brown, December 31, 1989, 2 children.