Longtime network news star Katie Couric was signed to host “Jeopardy!” For a week, according to several people familiar with the plan.
Couric will be among the first hosts to lead the popular gaming show After the last episodes with the technical director Alex Trebeek Broadcast this week. Trebeek, who died on November 8 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, registered the programs in October.
Couric declined to comment when asked about the reservation or whether she was interested in being Trebek’s successor on a full-time basis. A representative for Sony Pictures Television, which produces “Jeopardy!”, Also declined. , comment.
Producers of the movie “Danger!” They previously announced their plans to host two hosts after the recent Trebek episodes aired until a permanent replacement is chosen. “Danger!” Champion Ken Jennings, who has an all-out deal with Sony, has also been booked to deal with the show. The episodes are scheduled to air with Jennings as host starting January 11.
The guest-runners will likely play a role in deciding who will succeed Trebek, who has topped the bundled version of the show since its launch in 1984.
Couric, 63, is one of TV’s most popular personalities, thanks to her huge success as a co-presenter in the NBC morning news franchise “Today”. The program was number 1 in ratings during most of its run from 1991 to 2006.
She spent five years as an anchor for CBS Evening News. She hosted joint talk show for The Walt Disney Company and worked as a reporter for ABC News.
In recent years Couric runs her own media company Produces documentariesA podcast and a daily newsletter.