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Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek? 

Tucker DeSaulnier
May 18, 2020 361 votes 41 voters 25 items

List Rules Vote up the personalities and public figures who could credibly fill Trebek's shoes and might realistically accept a gig hosting the beloved trivia show.

Who should host Jeopardy! next? In these terrifying times, the mere idea of anyone but Alex Trebek presiding over America's favorite trivia gauntlet is almost too grisly to entertain. Since 1984, he has been the endlessly charismatic and formerly mustachioed face of the show, offering contestants encouragement and signature Trebek sassy moments even after he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2019.

No matter how we fight it, however, at some point, someone else will inevitably have to host Jeopardy!, so who should replace Trebek? Who can possibly wrangle the three-ring circus of arcane knowledge, lightning-fast responses, and even clever Jeopardy! answers?

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Ken Jennings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Ken Jennings Age 44 from Edmonds, Washington, United States of America
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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 40 from Georgia, USA, Atlanta
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 97 from Oak Park, USA, Illinois
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Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 43 from San Diego, California, United States of America
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Joel McHale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 47 from Rome, Italy
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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 65 from Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 51 from Irvine, California, United States of America
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Anderson Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 51 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Chrissy Teigen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 33 from Delta, Utah
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Laura Coates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Laura Coates
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Ira Glass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 59 from Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Ben Mankiewicz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 51 from Washington, D.C., United States of America
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Colin Hanks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 41 from USA, California, Sacramento
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John Hodgman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 47 from Eastern United States, Brookline, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts
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Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 45 from Castro Valley, California, United States of America
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Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 50 from Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America
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Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 44 from USA, California, San Diego, La Jolla
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Tom Bergeron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 63 from Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Alex Faust is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Alex Faust
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Watson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Watson
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James Holzhauer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
James Holzhauer
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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 28 from Paris, France
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Peter Sagal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Peter Sagal Age 54 from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 62 from Welch, USA, West Virginia
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Host 'Jeopardy!' After Alex Trebek?
Age 61 from Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America