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The very popular game show Jeopardy first aired on September 10, 1984, and is still on TV today. The now-deceased host of Jeopardy, Alex Trebeck, was the show’s host for over three decades. Trebeck lost his 20 months-long battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer on November 8, 2020. He was born on July 22, 1940, in Ontario, Canada, and has three children. Because Alex’s death was so sudden, there wasn’t enough time to find a replacement host for the show.
The producers of the show wanted to keep Jeopardy on air, so they have gotten a series of guest hosts for a little while. So far, the show has had Katie Couric from March 8-19, Dr. Mehmet Oz from March 22-April 2, Aaron Rodgers from April 5-16, Anderson Cooper from April 19-30, Bill Whitaker from May 3-14, Buzzy Cohen from May 17-28, and Mayim Bialik as guest hosts. Mayim Bialik is currently the guest host and will continue to be the host from May 31 until June 11, when another host will take her place. Each guest host has a screen time of 2 weeks.
According to Goodhousekeeping.com, “…executive producer and previous guest host Mike Richards, who recently spoke on The Wall Street Journal’s podcast The Journal, a decision will be made before the next season of Jeopardy! begins taping in late July or early August.” Although a host could be chosen soon, the producers are thinking about taking to social media to see who the Jeopardy Family wants as the next host. When word of Aaron Rogers possibly not going back to the Green Bay Packers, some immediately thought this might be a sign he would be the next host. These rumors have not been confirmed nor denied by anyone. However, the executive producer thinks that one of the guest hosts will be named the new host of Jeopardy.
There are so many people who could become the next host of Jeopardy, but nothing is set in stone just yet. Though when July and August do roll around, be prepared to possibly know who the host will be.