Some more familiar faces soon will serve as “Jeopardy!” guest hosts.
In a news release Tuesday, the long-running quiz show announced that “The Doctor Oz Show” host Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta will appear behind the lectern in future episodes – and for a good cause.
“As a part of each guest host’s appearance, a donation will be made to a charity of their choice,” the news release said. “The amount donated will equal the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete during the weeks they serve as guest host.”
The announcement came weeks after the show revealed that journalist Katie Couric, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker and actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik also would guest-host the show, whose iconic host, Alex Trebek, died of pancreatic cancer late last year.
“We look forward to each guest host bringing their unique abilities to the show and to our contestants winning a lot of money that we can match for charity,” the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, said in a statement.
Currently, former “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings, who was named the show’s “Greatest of All Time” contestant last year, is guest-hosting. After his run, Richards will step in, the news release said.
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