Quite a few new faces are standing behind the “Jeopardy!” host’s lectern this year on the iconic quiz show.
After the death of beloved and longtime host Alex Trebek last year, “Jeopardy!” has been cycling through guest hosts while producers search for a permanent replacement. So far “Jeopardy!” champ Ken Jennings; executive producer Mike Richards; journalist Katie Couric; talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers; CNN anchor Anderson Cooper; and “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker have all had a chance to offer their take on the hosting job.
Future guest hosts include “Today” host Savannah Guthrie; neurosurgeon and CNN medical adviser Dr. Sanjay Gupta; actress Mayim Bialik; “Star Trek” and “Reading Rainbow” star LeVar Burton, who campaigned heavily for a chance at the job; “Good Morning America” anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts; author and CNBC host David Faber; and sportscaster Joe Buck.
So far it’s been a mixed bag, from comforting to jarring, as each host brings their own personality and voice to reading each day’s 61 clues. From the disappointing to the surprisingly great, we ranked all the “Jeopardy!” guest hosts so far. Might a permanent host be within their ranks?