‘Jeopardy!’ Invites Fans to Check Out Guest Host Lineup Ahead of Aaron Rodgers Debut

by Joe Rutland

National Football League MVP Aaron Rodgers will be taking his turn as the latest guest host of “Jeopardy!” starting on Monday.

Rodgers, who is a “Celebrity Jeopardy!” champion, starts a two-week stint behind the lectern. Fans, though, can check out who will be following Rodgers after he finishes passing out questions to contestants.

Take a not-so-sneak peek at the next three guest hosts following Rodgers on “Jeopardy!” in the coming weeks.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper starts his run on April 19. CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker follows Cooper on May 3. Actress Mayim Bialik starts her tenure on May 31.

Each guest host has a special charity they will be contributing to during their time on the show. Rodgers picked the North Valley Community Foundation. Cooper selected the Albert Schweitzer Hospital & Justice Defenders. Whitaker chose the Media Fellowship House. Bialik has picked the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

‘Jeopardy!’ Legend Alex Trebek Once Revealed Sleeping Habits

Of course, all of the guest hosts on “Jeopardy!” are in their roles after the Nov. 8, 2020, death of legendary host Alex Trebek.

Trebek, who put up a public, brave fight against pancreatic cancer, died at 80 years old.

One time, Alex Trebek opened up in an interview about some of his rather strange sleeping habits. He also talked about his drinking exploits a bit, too.

In a 2014 profile for the New Republic, Trebek talked about his sleep habits before a “Jeopardy!” taping.

“If I could learn to stop drinking the morning of taping, that would help a lot,” Trebek said. “But you see, um, I have trouble sleeping.

“Yesterday, for instance, I woke up at two o’clock and was awake until 5:15, and then my alarm went off at 5:25,” he said.” Today I woke up at 3:00 and was awake until 5:20. … I’m of the old school, which says, ‘It’s five o’clock somewhere, so why not now?!'”

Trebek Donation Goes To Helping Homeless Situation

Trebek and his widow, Jean, once donated $500,000 to make an impact on the Los Angeles homeless crisis.

According to a TMZ article from March 24, the money from the “Jeopardy!” host went toward Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. In return, the homeless shelter named its 23,000-square-foot building in Trebek’s honor.

Now their donation did not totally cover the $8 million project. It did spur other people and organizations to donate funds, too. The Hope of the Valley project raised $2 million from private donors like Beach Body and Shepherd Church. Another $6 million came from the City of Los Angeles.

Right now, The Trebek Center is undergoing a rebuilding uplift. A San Fernando Valley roller rink is being turned into a home for the homeless.