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.”