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Katie Couric reportedly next 'Jeopardy!' guest host after final Alex Trebek episode airs

Ken Jennings will guest host beginning Jan. 11
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Posted at 3:50 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 21:07:05-05

Former "Today" show host Katie Couric will reportedly return to TV as she sets to be the next guest host of "Jeopardy!" after episodes hosted by the late Alex Trebek air.

Back in November, Jeopardy executive producer Mike Richards released a statement stating that the final episode filmed before Trebek's death would air on Jan. 8.

Trebek passed away at the age of 80 after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Friday's episode will include “a special tribute to the life and work of the man who captained America’s Favorite Quiz Show with skill, style, and sophistication for 36+ years,” according to a statement.

Former contestant Ken Jennings will be the first guest host when new episodes air beginning Jan. 11.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Couric will be one of many guest hosts until a permanent replacement is announced.

Couric anchored on “Today” from 1991 through 2006.