Katie Couric will be one of the primary hosts to take the platform after the late Alex Trebek’s final episodes air this week.
The longtime network television powerhouse will guest host the game show for seven days, sources told the Los Angeles Times.
Couric didn’t react to The Post’s solicitation for input on the facilitating job. Be that as it may, the show has reported designs to have visitor has lead the show until they locate a lasting substitution. Previous “Jeopardy!” champ Ken Jennings has been reserved for one of the visitor facilitating openings.
The news comes as Trebek will show up once and for all on the long-running show on Friday’s scene. The adored host passed on in November at 80 after a fight with Stage 4 pancreatic malignant growth.
On Monday night’s scene, Trebek conveyed an incredible message about fellowship and giving.
“You’ll recall that about a month ago, I asked all of you to take a moment to give thanks for all of the blessings that you enjoy in your lives,” he said. “Now, today, a different kind of message. This is the season of giving. I know you want to be generous with your family, your friends, your loved ones.”
He proceeded with a test for fans who have watched the show he facilitated for in excess of 8,200 episodes.
“But today, I’d like you to go one step further. I’d like you to open up your hands and open up your hearts to those who are still suffering because of COVID-19. People who are suffering through no fault of their own,” he said. “We’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society, and if we all pitch in — just a little bit — we’re gonna get there.”
The scene, which was shot in October, finished with a commitment to Trebek perusing: “Forever in our hearts, always our inspiration.”
His last scene will incorporate “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,” as indicated by an assertion from “Peril!” maker Sony Pictures Television. The most recent seven day stretch of scenes was booked to air during the seven day stretch of Christmas, yet Sony pushed them back so fans could make the most of their last minutes with Trebek.
Couric, 63, moored NBC’s “Today” from 1991 through 2006, at that point proceeded onward to secure “CBS Evening News” and start her own media organization. She additionally turned into a furious supporter for disease screenings and exploration, having lost both her first spouse and her sister to cancer.