KATIE COURIC, AARON RODGERS, BILL WHITAKER, AND MAYIM BIALIK SCHEDULED AS GUEST HOSTS FOR ‘JEOPARDY!’
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KATIE COURIC, AARON RODGERS, BILL WHITAKER, AND
MAYIM BIALIK SCHEDULED AS GUEST HOSTS FOR ‘JEOPARDY!’
‘JEOPARDY!’ To Make a Donation to a Charity of Each Guest Host’s Choice
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (January 13, 2020) – JEOPARDY! will feature a roster of guest hosts that include respected journalists, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and an actress who is also a neuroscientist. The announcement was made by Mike Richards, Executive Producer of JEOPARDY!.
Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers, Bill Whitaker, and Mayim Bialik will each take their turn at the iconic JEOPARDY! lectern this season. 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 weeks 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.”
Iconic Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling Author Katie Couric is scheduled to be the first-ever female Host of America’s Favorite Quiz Show™. Couric is the Founder of Katie Couric Media (KCM), which collaborates with global brands to create premium content such as Wake-Up Call daily newsletter, documentaries, digital series and podcasts on important social and cultural issues.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl MVP and nine-time NFL Pro Bowl selection. Over the course of his career Rodgers has established himself as one of the NFL’s leading quarterbacks. He is also a Celebrity JEOPARDY! champion, after competing on the program in 2015.
Bill Whitaker has been a correspondent for “60 Minutes” since March of 2014. In four decades as a journalist he has covered major news stories domestically and across the globe for CBS News. He is the 2018 winner of the RTDNA's highest honor, the Paul White Award for career achievement.
Acclaimed actress, author, host and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik is most recently known for her award-winning role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS comedy, “The Big Bang Theory.” Currently, Bialik is starring in “Call Me Kat” on Fox which she also executive produces. Outside of the realm of television, she also recently launched her podcast on mental health titled “Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown.”
JEOPARDY!’s Greatest of All Time and consulting producer Ken Jennings served as the first guest host following the passing of iconic JEOPARDY! host Alex Trebek. Executive Producer Mike Richards will also serve as host for two weeks of shows once Ken Jennings’ current run of episodes concludes to keep the show on the air while the guest hosts prepare for their appearances.
Additional guest hosts will be announced later in the season.
Check local listings or visit Jeopardy.com for show times and stations.
JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show™ is in its 37th season in syndication. With a weekly audience of 24 million viewers, JEOPARDY! is the top-rated quiz show on television, and has received numerous awards and honors. The show holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show, and it received a Peabody Award for “celebrating and rewarding knowledge.” JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, both units of ViacomCBS. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.
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