“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek will moderate an upcoming 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday.
The 77-year-old game show host will oversee a 45-minute debate between the candidates running for governor as part of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s annual dinner in October.
In 2013, the native Canadian — who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1998 — told The Hill that he would have loved to moderate one of the presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
“I would not let the politicians get away with standard responses,” Trebek explained. “I would try to pin them down, even though I might look bad doing it.”
Describing his political views, the game show host said in an email to Salon in 2014 that he was a registered “Independent.”
“I consider myself a social liberal and a fiscal conservative,” Trebek shared. “I would point out that anyone who has ever asked me, or investigated, would know that I am a registered ‘Independent,’ and I have voted for both Democratic and Republican candidates in the past, and will continue to do so.”