Alex Trebek’s contract with “Jeopardy!” expires in 2020 and the question on everyone’s mind is who will be his replacement if he steps down as host?
The answer: Who is Alex Faust?
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The legendary game show host sat down with TMZ’s Harvey Levin in the latest episode of Fox News’ “OBJECTified” and revealed that there is more than a 50/50 chance that he’ll leave “Jeopardy!” when his contract is up.
When asked if he has anyone in mind for his replacement, the Canadian-born presenter suggested Faust, the 28-year-old LA Kings hockey play-by-play announcer. Faust, a native of Brooklyn, NY, was handpicked to replace Bob Miller, the Hall of Fame broadcaster who called 44 seasons for the Kings.
Faust isn’t the only person that has impressed Trebek, he also suggested CNN legal analyst Laura Coates as a potential replacement. A former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Coates has hosting experience with her SiriusXM show “The Laura Coates Show”.
The 78-year-old host also talked to Levin about growing up, breaking into Hollywood, and how he landed the “Jeopardy!” job.
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Trebek has been the face of “Jeopardy!” for 34 years, ever since it was revived in 1984, and is intimately involved in the show’s production. Whether he decides to leave in 2020 remains to be seen, but whoever is given the blessing to take over will have big shoes to fill.
Watch a clip from the interview above.