‘Jeopardy!’: Katie Couric Drops Hilarious Tweet About Fans Upset She’s Hosting Show

by Joe Rutland

“Jeopardy!” fans apparently are not thrilled that journalist Katie Couric is hosting the game show. But Couric gives them a tweet of her mind.

On Monday, Couric started a 10-show run as one of the fill-in hosts who are heading up the famed game show after Alex Trebek died.

One Twitter account decided to snark out toward Couric. She, though, decided to return fire with her own response.

Couric, who made a name for herself as a co-anchor on NBC’s “Today,” is the show’s first-ever female host. That itself puts her in the television history books.

She is the latest in a series of rotating hosts for the game show created by Merv Griffin.

Katie Couric Calls Hosting The Show ‘Real Honor’

Prior to Monday’s show, Couric said she was excited to help the show after Trebek’s death.

“It is such a thrill to be here guest hosting a show I’ve watched for years, and a real honor to help as we recover after Alex,” Couric said.

Ken Jennings, the winningest contestant in “Jeopardy!” history, was the first guest host, followed by show executive producer Mike Richards.

After Couric’s two-week run is finished, Dr. Mehmet Oz takes a two-week turn starting March 22. He’s followed by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

‘Jeopardy!’ To Make Donation to Stand Up To Cancer

The game show announced on Monday that it will match all winnings throughout Couric’s run on “Jeopardy!” in a donation to her SU2C Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team.

Pancreatic cancer was what ultimately claimed Trebek’s life.

Her philanthropic work has led her to co-found Stand Up to Cancer in 2008. 

Couric opened her initial show on Monday night by saying, “Welcome to ‘Jeopardy!’ everyone. It is such a thrill to be here guest hosting a show I’ve watched and loved for years,” Couric said. “And of course, a real honor to help out as all of us recover from the loss of the truly irreplaceable Alex Trebek.”