Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson will host the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards next month.
The “Jeopardy!” host and “The Brady Bunch” actress will take to the stage on April 24 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced in a statement.
The Academy also said that this year’s Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement will go to producer, director, Michael Gargiulo, for his work on TV classics such as “Password,” “I’ve Got a Secret,” “The Tell the Truth,” The Thanksgiving Day’s Parade,” and the “Tournament of Roses,” plus numerous variety specials for CBS.
“I feel like we have garnered two icons of television royalty in having Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson as co-hosts for our grand celebration of the best in the craft of television at this year’s Daytime Creative Arts gala,” NATAS President Bob Mauro said . “Adding Producer/Director Michael Gargiulo as our lifetime achievement honoree to the evening’s festivities with his over-half a century of Emmy-Award winning work guarantees a terrific evening as we honor the best in daytime television.”
“Michael Gargiulo is a behind the camera pioneer that goes back to his days with television legends Bob Stewart and Mark Goodson,” said David Michaels, Senior Vice President, Daytime. “From his historic recording of the Nixon Khrushchev ‘kitchen debate’ to the ‘$10,000 Pyramid,’ Michael Gargiulo has produced and directed just about everything in a career that includes game shows, variety specials and news. We’re delighted to be honoring him with this well-deserved lifetime achievement award.”
Trebek has hosted nearly 7,000 episodes of “Jeopardy” since its syndicated debut in 1984. Meanwhile, Henderson has starred in numerous TV and theatrical productions such as “The Brady Bunch,” “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific” and “The King and I.”