The Emmy winner served as the host for “Jeopardy!” since 1984, presiding over more than 8,000 episodes.
Until a permanent host is announced by Sony Pictures Television, which produces the show, interim hosts have been announced by the “Jeopardy!” producers.
On Wednesday, the producers announced that George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, David Faber, and Joe Buck will take turns guest hosting.
“Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,” executive producer Mike Richards said in a press release. “Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening. All of the guest hosts have brought individualism, energy and an authentic love of our show to each of their episodes. We look forward to sharing the rest of the season with our viewers.”
As a part of each guest host’s appearance, a donation will be made to a charity of their choice. The amount donated will equal the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete during the week they serve as guest host.
“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” said Richards. “I want to thank our guest hosts, who will not only help all of us celebrate his great legacy, but also bring their own touch to the show.”
Check out the list of guest hosts below:
George Stephanopoulos worked in the Clinton administration before becoming an ABC anchor.
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George Stephanopoulos is the co-anchor of “Good Morning America” and anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
He also leads the network’s coverage of all major live events and breaking news around the world.
Television presenter Robin Roberts is the co-anchor of ‘Good Morning America.’
Robin Roberts is the co-anchor of “Good Morning America.” Roberts has been honored with a range of accolades throughout her life and career. Some of them include the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame as well as the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
LeVar Burton is a multiple award-winning actor, director, educator & cofounder of the Skybrary App.
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LeVar Burton is a multiple award-winning actor, director, educator & cofounder of the Skybrary App, former host and executive producer of PBS’s “Reading Rainbow,” and a lifelong children’s literacy advocate.
He also hosts his own podcast, “LeVar Burton Reads” highlighting the best short fiction
David Faber, anchor and reporter, CNBC.
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An award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author, David Faber, dubbed “The Brain” by his colleagues, is a former Celebrity JEOPARDY! champion and the current co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” where he has broken some of the financial world’s biggest stories.
Joe Buck has been FOX Sports’ lead play-by-play broadcaster for the NFL on FOX since 2002.
Joe Buck is an Emmy-winning sportscaster and three-time recipient of the National Sportscaster of the Year award who is known for his NFL and MLB coverage on FOX.
‘Jeopardy!’ champion Ken Jennings.
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Contestant Ken Jennings, whose 74-game winning streak and $2.52 million in earnings are show records, was the first to take over for Trebek.
Jennings said of the honor: “There will only ever be one Alex Trebek, but I’m honored to be helping ‘Jeopardy!’ out with this in January.”
He was also announced as a consulting producer on the series in September and has been a regular face on “Jeopardy!”
Katie Couric was a guest host on ‘Jeopardy!’
The former morning news anchor briefly stepped in.
The 63-year-old helmed the “Today” show from 1991 to 2006. She also anchored “CBS Evening News” for five years. Couric now runs her own media company that produces documentaries and podcasts.
Couric was the first woman ever to host the show.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers guest-hosted after the football season ended. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers quarterback said he was a huge fan of Trebek and considers the gig an honor.
“One of my idols growing up was Alex Trebek,” Rodgers said on the “Pat McAfee Show.” “They’re doing some guest hosting spots and it’s going to be released here pretty soon, but I have the opportunity to do one of those.”
Rodgers was a winning “Celebrity Jeopardy!” contestant in 2015.
“The show has been so special to me over the years,” Rodgers told The Associated Press. “It’s been a staple at my house here in Green Bay for the last 16 years — 6 o’clock, watching Alex and trying to get as many questions as I can. When the opportunity came up in 2015, that was a dream come true. It really was. To be on there, to get to meet Alex was just such a special moment. We’re all obviously sad about his passing.”
Bill Whitaker will guest host.
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The “60 Minutes” correspondent will also be a guest host.
Actress Mayim Bialik will pick up ‘Jeopardy!’ hosting duties.
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Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will be taking over hosting duties briefly.
She previously was one of the stars of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” and currently stars in FOX’s “Call Me Kat.”
In February, “Jeopardy!” announced its next batch of guest hosts. The famous names included talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, “TODAY” show anchor Savannah Guthrie, and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz was a guest host.
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The cardiac surgeon and talk show host stepped in for a few episodes.
Anderson Cooper is currently the show’s guest host.
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The CNN anchor is currently taking his turn as the “Jeopardy!” emcee.
Savannah Guthrie will guest host.
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The “TODAY” co-anchor is the third woman to be announced as a guest host for the game show.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta will briefly host as well.
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“I used to watch @Jeopardy with my parents and now with my own kids. The thing is: there is just something so beautiful and reassuring about facts, simple straightforward facts. I cherish that. An honor to be an upcoming guest host, but seriously miss the great Alex Trebek,” the associate professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital and CNN chief medical correspondent wrote on Twitter.
A permanent new host will be announced at a later date.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.