How Pat Sajak's Daughter Maggie Is Following in His Footsteps

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Maggie Sajak, TV personality Pat Sajak and wife, Lesly Brown

Pat Sajak's daughter Maggie Sajak has become a fixture on Wheel of Fortune in recent years.

Maggie began on the show filling in turning letters for Vanna White while White took on Pat's hosting duties while he underwent emergency surgery in early 2020. From there, she became a social correspondent, giving behind-the-scenes looks at the workings of the iconic game show.

But the 28-year-old's connections go much further back. In honor of her Pat Sajak's birthday in October 2023, Maggie shared a sweet late '90s throwback photo of herself as a toddler holding her dad's hand while walking across the Wheel of Fortune set.

"Happy birthday to my dad! Thanks for leading me through life," she captioned the pic.

With her star on the rise, here's everything there is to know about Maggie Sajak.

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Who is Maggie on Wheel of Fortune?

Maggie Sajak is Pat Sajak's daughter. She currently acts as the Wheel of Fortune social correspondent and occasionally makes appearances on the show teasing her iconic dad and showing what goes on when the cameras aren't rolling.

Is Pat Sajak's daughter taking over Wheel of Fortune?

She is not. Ryan Seacrest is set to take over hosting duties when Sajak leaves after this season.

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Is Maggie Sajak Vanna White's daughter?

That would be scandalous, because Pat Sajak and Vanna White are each with other people! Maggie Sajak is Pat's daughter with wife Lesly Brown Sajak. That said, she and White are quite close, and thanks to their big smiles and blond hair, it's understandable how some people may assume they're related.

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Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Maggie Sajak are seen on January 9, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.<p>OGUT/Star Max/Getty Images</p>
Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Maggie Sajak are seen on January 9, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

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Why is Pat Sajak's daughter on the show?

Pat Sajak's daughter Maggie was on Wheel of Fortune when Pat was hospitalized in 2020. Maggie served as a guest letter-turner while Vanna White took on hosting duties in Pat's stead.

Maggie recalled White coming to the Sajak family home to help Maggie prepare to fill in her high-heeled shoes.

"She gave me a little tutorial, like on our refrigerator, of how to press the letters and how hard to press them and all of that," Maggie told Yahoo! Entertainment. "She was so gracious in teaching me, and you know, she had a big job to do that week too, filling in for my dad. So it was a new experience for both of us, and I’m really glad we were able to do that together."

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What is Maggie Sajak doing on Wheel of Fortune?

Maggie Sajak is a social correspondent for Wheel of Fortune. She said in a statement about her role, “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.”

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How did Maggie Sajak get her job?

Let's be clear: As wonderful as Maggie Sajak is (and she is!), she got her job because her dad is Pat Sajak. When she filled in for Vanna White while Pat had a medical emergency, she said of her dad, “He was really glad that it was something that we could kind of keep it in the family because it was a crazy time. I mean, you know, he had this emergency that happened and so there was a lot going on, so to kind of be able to simplify it and keep it all rolling. I think he was really thankful for that.”

Is Maggie Sajak in law school?

After graduating from Princeton University, Maggie Sajak attended a postgraduate program at Columbia University. She is reportedly in law school, though her law school has not been publicly named.

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