Who was on Wheel of Fortune before Vanna?
To answer your question, L.A.-based talk show personality Susan Stafford was the show’s other host. Pat Sajak debuted as host in December 1981 and Vanna White replaced Stafford a year later. And while we have your attention, here’s one you can stump your friends with at your next party.
Why did Susan Stafford leave Wheel of Fortune?
Susan gladly said no. She continued with the show after Pat Sajak became the new host in December of 1981. Susan left the show on October 22, 1982, to concentrate on other fields & make the jump to the medical world; she earned a B.A. in Nutrition and an M.A.
When did Pat Sajak and Vanna White start on Wheel of Fortune?
In 1982, Vanna White became Wheel of Fortune’s letter-turning co-host alongside Pat Sajak. And 40 years later, the two are still running the show.