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'Jeopardy! guest host list includes Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers, Mayim Bialik, Bill Whitaker

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 18:12:57-05

Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers, Bill Whitaker and Mayim Bialik will all get a chance to guest host Jeopardy! according to show producers.

Following the death of the show’s iconic host, Alex Trebek, last year, the show announced they would have a rotation of guest hosts, instead of naming another permanent host right away.

Ken Jennings, who joined the show as a consultant last year, was the first guest host. Jennings had become a top player on the show over the last several years. Episodes featuring him as guest host began airing on January 11 and will run for several weeks.

After Jennings, Jeopardy! Executive Producer Mike Richards will guest host for two weeks while the other guest hosts prepare.

“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” Richards said in a written statement. “I want to thank our guest hosts, who will not only help all of us celebrate his great legacy, but also bring their own touch to the show.”

Couric, a journalist and former "Today" show host, joins NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, and "60 Minutes" reporter Bill Whitaker.

As part of guest hosting, a donation in the amount of the cumulative winnings of the contestants during each guest host’s respective week will be made to a charity of their choice, according to the show.
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Trebek died November 8 after more than 18 months battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He taped episodes of Jeopardy! through his treatment and up until just a few days before his death.