Aaron Rodgers, Bill Whitaker, Mayim Bialik to host 'Jeopardy!'

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2021

Katie Couric will be the first woman to host "Jeopardy!" and is a veteran of NBC's "Today" and the "CBS Evening News".

Following the passing of Alex Trebek in November 2020, the trivia game show has announced several guest hosts to lead the show as they search for a permanent replacement.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker are among the future guest hosts who will fill in for the late Alex Trebek on "Jeopardy!". The final week of "Jeopardy!" episodes taped by Trebek aired last week.

"60 Minutes" correspondent Bill Whitaker at his office in Manhattan on September 21, 2016.

After Jennings, Jeopardy! Executive Producer Mike Richards will guest host for two weeks while the other guest hosts prepare.

As part of guest hosting, a donation in the amount of the cumulative winnings of the contestants during each guest host's respective week will be made to a charity of their choice, according to the show.

The divisional round welcomes back the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers to the playoffs - and they are poised to make a run. She will be the second female Host of JEOPARDY! He has been a correspondent for "60 Minutes" since March of 2014 and he has covered major news stories domestically and across the globe for CBS News.

Ken Jennings, who joined the show as a consultant past year, was the first guest host. The NFL star emerged victorious from a 2015 episode of "Celebrity Jeopardy!".

The guest host stints will likely play a role in determining who will take over as the face of one of the most beloved TV franchises.

Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and Call Me Kat, has been named as one of Jeopardy's new cast of rotating guest hosts.

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