Answer: This legendary game show host could be leaving Jeopardy in 2020.
Who is Alex Trebek? With a heavy heart, you got it!
During a sit-down interview with TMZ’s Harvy Levin, Trebek revealed that his chances are “50/50 and a little less” about whether he’ll stay on the game show program when his contract expires in two years. Trebek has been hosting the show since 1984.
Trebek said that he mentioned Alex Faust as a possible replacement to one of the Jeopardy producers, the 28-year-old LA Kings hockey announcer.
I guess there are worse ways to randomly see your name show up on TMZ! 🤷🏻♂️
I’m flattered by Mr. Trebek’s kind words, and delighted to hear he’s a big @LAKings fan! 👑
— Alex Faust (@alex_faust) July 30, 2018
And if they want a female host? Trebek also suggested that Laura Coates, CNN’s legal analyst, would be a great fit for the job.
Incredibly honored & humbled @Jeopardy Alex Trebek 1) knows who I am 2) thinks I'd be a great host of my fave game show ever that I grew up watching w/ my family & still watch w/ my own kids (who saw him say this & now think I'm a genius) #Dying https://t.co/qdMxWc9g5e via @TMZ
— Laura Coates (@thelauracoates) July 30, 2018
The 78-year-old host also said he could picture his life beyond Jeopardy. That makes one of us.