Report: ‘Jeopardy’ considering Matt Lauer as Trebek replacement

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director
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“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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