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Report: ‘Jeopardy’ considering Matt Lauer as Trebek replacement

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

“Today” host Matt Lauer is in the running to replace Alex Trebek as the host of “Jeopardy” according to a Friday report by the New York Post.

Trebek, the longtime face of the country’s most popular gameshow, is set to retire in 2016.

The Post reports that its sources believe Lauer is a frontrunner to keep the show going:

The answer to the “Jeopardy” clue “Alex Trebrek’s replacement” has a new and surprising question:

“Who is Matt Lauer?”

The beleaguered host of the “Today” show is at the top of the list to take over the brainy game show when Trebek steps down, as expected, in 2016, knowledgeable sources tell The Post.

The Post reports that Lauer is not expected to re-sign with NBC’s “Today” after his contract expires in 2015.

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