Verify: Is Vanna White leaving 'Wheel of Fortune?'

A viewer emailed KHOU 11 News, asking us to verify a report about whether Vanna White is leaving "Wheel of Fortune."

HOUSTON - A viewer asked our Verify team to check a report claiming Vanna White is leaving “Wheel of Fortune” because of her age. But is it true?

We reached out to Sony Pictures Television, which produces the show. They quickly responded, saying not only is White not leaving; she just signed a new 2-year contract along with co-star, Pat Sajak.

Sony points out “Wheel of Fortune” reaches more than 27 million weekly viewers, making it the most-watched program in television.

According to several reports, White is 60 years old, and Sajak is 70.

We can verify the report about White leaving “Wheel of Fortune” is false.

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