Katie Couric is making TV history with her debut as the first hostess of Jopardi! It acknowledges that it was attended by an extensive study of the late Alex Trebeek
She will be making TV tonight as the first host on the Jeopardy!
Katie Couric says it didn’t make sense to accept the gig when it was shown.
“It is only an American institution, and the opportunity to play a small role in the continuation of this show was just something I did not want to miss,” the 64-year-old said in an interview published on Instagram. Youtube Sunday,
First Appearance: Katie Couric, 64, will be entering TV history Monday night as the first host on CBS’s Jeopardy Games!
Veteran TV host will be hosting the CBS Games Show until March 19 as one of a series of guest hosts after legendary host Alex Trebek dies of cancer.
Couric admitted that she felt nervous about taking the high-profile role.
“The last thing I wanted to do was come here and mess around and embarrass the show,” she said.
“The thing is, everyone is here [at Jeopardy!] She takes good care of you and it was a relief to know that they would not let me sound stupid and that they would help me and help me.
Temp gig: The veteran TV host will be hosting the CBS Games Show until March 19 as one of a series of guest hosts after legendary host Alex Trebek dies of cancer.
Myth: Couric revealed that she studied Trebek, how he went from category to category, and how he interacted with contestants in preparation for her game show mission
Couric revealed that she studied Trebek, how he went from category to category and how he interacted with contestants in preparation for her mission to showcase the game.
Her host gig will also raise money for the charity she co-founded Stand Up To Cancer while donating an amount equal to the contestants’ cumulative winnings.
Trebek died in November after a long and intense battle with cancer.
Danger! Champion Ken Jennings initially took over the reins before CBS announced that, for now, no permanent alternate host will be named.
In addition to Couric, Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Muhammad Oz, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Green Bay Packers midfielder Aaron Rodgers, actress Mayim Bialik and journalist Bill Whitaker were chosen to host the contest program.
Popularity: Trebeek passed away in November and Jopardi! Champion Ken Jennings initially took over the reins before CBS announced that no permanent alternate host will yet be named.
Famous Faces: In addition to Couric, other celebrity hosts have lined up Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, Green Bay Packers midfielder Aaron Rodgers and actress Mayim Bialik