“Jeopardy!” guest host David Faber was still reflecting on Saturday about his time on the show before getting back to his regular gig on CNBC.
Faber, who is the next-to-last guest host on “Jeopardy!” this season, sent out some kind words toward the show and its recent big winner on Twitter.
Faber is a CNBC host of “Squawk On The Street” that airs mornings Monday through Friday. Financial news fans, get ready for his return on Monday.
‘Jeopardy!’ Enters Final Guest Host Week With Fox Sports Sportscaster Joe Buck
As for “Jeopardy!”, the final guest host this season is Fox Sports sportscaster Joe Buck. He starts his one-week stint on the game show on Monday. Buck has been Fox Sports’ main play-by-play voice on National Football League games as well as Major League Baseball broadcasts.
He followed in the footsteps of his famous late father, Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck. Jack Buck was the longtime play-by-play voice of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team as well as the first “Monday Night Football” radio play-by-play announcer back in the 1970s.
“Jeopardy!” is in the headlines these days as the show is reportedly close to naming a new permanent host. Reports indicate that show executive producer Mike Richards is in contract negotiations to follow Alex Trebek. Trebek died of pancreatic cancer in November 2020.
Executive Producer Mike Richards Reportedly In Talks For Host Role
Richards, who also is an executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune,” was in line at one point to become the host of “The Price is Right.” He worked on that show behind the scenes when longtime host Bob Barker announced he was retiring. But the show decided to name comedian Drew Carey as host.
Fans of “Jeopardy!” have been pushing for guest hosts like actor LeVar Burton and “Tournament of Champions” winner Ken Jennings to be the permanent host. But it looks like the game show might just go in a different direction. It remains to be seen if Richards will get the job and what “Jeopardy!” fans will think of him as a choice.
When the game show started up again in syndication, Trebek was tabbed as the host. He previously worked on game shows like “High Rollers” and “Classic Concentration,” among others. A number of guest hosts have commented on how Trebek would keep the game flowing even with so many things to keep track of as the host. In fact, Trebek once said that he thought CNN correspondent and senior legal analyst Laura Coates would be a solid replacement for him.
Ironically, Coates was not selected by “Jeopardy!” to be a guest host during this season. So, fans of the game show will just have to wait and see what happens.