The present introduced Wednesday that Couric, the journalist and former “In the present day” present host, will grow to be the primary lady ever to host the present.
Trebek, the face of the present for 36 years, died from pancreatic most cancers Nov. 8, and the ultimate reveals he recorded aired final week. The present has opted to make use of a collection of interim visitor hosts relatively than instantly discover everlasting replacements.
Ken Jennings, thought-about the present’s best champion, is at present serving as the primary visitor host. As soon as his run is completed, government producer Mike Richards will fill in for 2 weeks whereas the newly introduced friends put together for his or her stints.
Rodgers, the famous person quarterback at present main the Inexperienced Bay Packers by means of the NFL playoffs, is a former “Movie star Jeopardy!” champion, and Bialik, former star of CBS’ “The Huge Bang Concept” and present star of Fox’s “Name Me Kat,” is a neuroscientist, making them becoming selections to serve up clues for contestants for the brainy quiz present.
Rodgers, the Professional Bowler and two-time NFL MVP, had already leaked the news of his internet hosting earlier this week.
“I apologize to ‘Jeopardy!’ in the event that they wished to announce it, I simply bought so excited,” Rodgers stated Tuesday. “The present has been so particular to me over time.”
Whitaker, a “60 Minutes” correspondent, may also be a visitor host.
The present will make a donation to the visitor hosts’ charity of alternative that matches the overall greenback quantity received by contestants throughout their run.
This story has been up to date to right spelling of Invoice Whitaker’s final identify.
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