Up next to serve as the host of Jeopardy! is Today Show anchor Katie Couric. Here is how and when to watch her make history.
In a long string of guest host’s Katie Couric is warming up for the challenge. After former champion Ken Jennings and executive producer Mike Richards, she is the third person to work the job.
Katie Couric is Making History
In addition, 64-year-old Katie Couric will make history by being the first woman host of Jeopardy! She starts the job tonight until March 19, 2021. The show airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on CBS.
Alex Trebek served as the beloved go-to Jeopardy! man for 36 years, until his unfortunate death in November of 2020 due to stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was 80-years-old.
The popular game shows social media accounts teased Couric’s short reign with photos of the TV personality preparing for the show. One image also shows her smiling behind the Jeopardy! podium with the logo in the background.
“New episodes of Jeopardy! continue this week with guest host #KatieCouric!”
Katie Couric also shared her excitement in typical Jeopardy! fashion with a blue question and answer.
“In 2021, this groundbreaking journalist & co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer Became the First Woman to Guest host ‘Jeopardy!'” the clue read, with the answer “Who is Katie Couric?” below.”
Couric also tributed Alex Trebek in the caption.
“This happened. 😊 A privilege to honor the extraordinary Alex Trebek. #whoiskatiecouric#jeopardy #seeyoutomorrownight.”
Next Up On Jeopardy!
The next notable names to try their hand at hosting include Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actress Mayim Bialik, and journalist Bill Whitaker.
Dr. Oz will be next in line behind Katie Couric as host, and he will work from March 22 to April 2. Then Aaron Rodgers will take over from April 5 to April 16.
As reported in late February, Mike Richards was initially supposed to be part of the star-studded lineup. However, when a Covid outbreak seized Los Angeles, Richard’s was up to the task.
“I’m Mike Richards, the executive producer of Jeopardy, and I’m hosting today and for the next two weeks to keep the greatest quiz show in the world going. We have some amazing guest hosts coming that I can’t wait for you to see. But with the Covid outbreak here in LA, folks were understandably a little reticent to shoot. Ken Jennings did a great job, but he’s unavailable due to obligations with his show The Chase, so as the producer, my job is to quite literally live the mantra: the show must go on.”
The show must go on, and now that the dusk has somewhat settled, it’s Katie Couric’s turn to kick butt.