facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Lauer to replace 'Jeopardy!' host Trebek?

March 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM   |   Comments

1 of 3
| License Photo
CHICAGO, March 16 (UPI) -- Matt Lauer and Anderson Cooper are among the names in contention to replace Alex Trebek as host of "Jeopardy!" when he retires, the New York Post reported.

Trebek's current three-year contract expires in 2016 when he'll be 76, meaning his time as host of "Jeopardy!" is likely coming to an end, the Chicago Tribune said.

Lauer, host of the "Today" show, could take the opportunity to reinvent himself after recent less-than favorable reports about his position at NBC, the Post said.

In addition to Cooper, a CNN anchor, "NBC Nightly News" host Brian Williams and NBC Sports' Dan Patrick are under consideration to succeed Trebek, the entertainment news website Deadline reported.

Trebek has been the host of "Jeopardy!" since 1984.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
LeAnn Rimes jokes she lost virginity by raping boyfriend
2
Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant go to school in 'Rewrite' trailer
3
Kenya Moore denies rumors she's dating Kordell Stewart
4
Kyra Sedgwick is Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch in new 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' promo
5
'Jay Leno's Garage' special to air Sunday on CNBC
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback