Famed Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek could potentially be stepping down from his position in 2020. During an interview with TMZ earlier this week, the Canadian-personality suggested Laura Coates, a legal analyst on CNN, as a worthy replacement on the syndicated game show.
Trebek initially offered up Alex Faust, the play-by-play announcer for the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, as a suitable host if he chooses to leave the show when his contract is up in two years. However, TMZ owner Harvey Levin asked him if he had thought of a woman to do the job and that is when he mentioned Coates.
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 @TMZSee Also
— Laura Coates (@thelauracoates) July 30, 2018
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