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Katie Couric slated to be Jeopardy host after Ken Jennings

So word is Katie Couric, ex Today Show host and one time CBS Evening News host, will be the host of Jeopardy for a time after winningest champion Ken Jennings wraps up his time as host.

I have to stress that I don’t support ANY host for Jeopardy outside of champions from the game.  I don’t want a celebrity stealing focus or trying to camp it up with guests to promote themselves.

The news comes as Trebek will appear for the last time on the long-running show on Friday’s episode. The beloved host died in November at 80 after a battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

On Monday night’s episode, Trebek delivered a powerful message about togetherness and giving.

“You’ll recall that about a month ago, I asked all of you to take a moment to give thanks for all of the blessings that you enjoy in your lives,” he said. “Now, today, a different kind of message. This is the season of giving. I know you want to be generous with your family, your friends, your loved ones.”