The new host is  Ryan Seacrest of "Wheel of Fortune." 

The "Wheel of Fortune" will be hosted by the shrewd Hollywood master ,

of ceremonies Ryan Seacrest beginning in 2024, replacing Pat Sajak.

The fact that Mr. Seacrest was selected by the program's creator, Sony Pictures Television, represents a significant bet on "Wheel of Fortune."  

The show has maintained its popularity despite the decline of traditional television due to streaming media.

The quick decision by Sony executives, made only two weeks after Mr. Sajak announced he would retire the following year, 

also suggests that they are attempting to avoid the succession crisis that almost brought down their other popular game show, 

"Jeopardy!"According to a source with knowledge of the talks who spoke on the condition of anonymity,  

Vanna White, Mr. Sajak's longtime "Wheel of Fortune" co-host, is currently in talks to extend her contract for an additional year.

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