Matt Lauer Jeopardy Host? Today Show Anchor or Anderson Cooper May Replace Alex Trebek Retirement in 2016? [VIDEO]


Going for $800, the clue is Alex Trebek's replacement. The question?

"Who is Matt Lauer?"

This may be the case come next year.

The Today show host Matt Lauer is at the top of the list to become the next host of Jeopardy in 2016, according to the New York Post.

He would be replacing Alex Trebek, who has hosted Jeopardy for three decades.

After suffering from a second heart attack last summer, Fox News reported, Trebek has announced that he will be retiring this season.

Fans are not so happy with Lauer right now, and are blaming him for the show dropping to Number 2 in the ratings last year for replacing co-anchor Ann Curry. Before then, the Today show had had a 16- year stand at the top of the list. It is now replaced with ABC's Good Morning America.

So if he wants to become the next Alex Trebek, Lauer needs to get on the good side of viewers and staffers .

When his $25 million deal with the Today show expires at the end of the 2015, Lauer is not expected to resign his contract. This is coincidentally when Trebek will be ending his run, according to Fox News.

Sony is also considering Anderson Cooper, whose contract with CNN ends next year as well.


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