Today's News: Our Take - Report: Jeopardy! Eyes Matt Lauer to Replace Alex Trebek
As Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek continues mulling retirement, the syndicated game show is weighing its options regarding its nest host. And according to The New York Post, the current frontrunner is... Today show anchor Matt Lauer.
The Post reports that Lauer is most likely leaving Today after his contract expires in 2015, which is roughly around the same time Trebek is expected to leave Jeopardy! after three decades. Also at the short list of possible replacements is Anderson Cooper, whose contract with CNN ends next year.
While it remains unclear if Sony, which produces Jeopardy! has approached Lauer's agents, The Post claims that Cooper knows Jeopardy! is interested and that "he likes the idea." It wouldn't be Cooper's first time hosting a competition series, either. Cooper previously hosted The Mole for two seasons in the early 2000s.
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