Anti-Trump ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos may be taking over the recently deceased Alex Trebek’s post as the host of the beloved game show Jeopardy.
At least, he will if Stephanopoulos gets his way. Until recently it had been assumed by many that ‘Jeopardy’ legend Ken Jennings was being groomed for the role.
As The New York Post reports:
Reps for ABC News journalist George Stephanopoulos are lobbying for him to take over as host of “Jeopardy!,” according to The Wrap, citing a “highly placed” source.
The website says the 59-year-old — who co-anchors “Good Morning America” on ABC — has been “actively” chasing the role.
ABC, which has the syndication rights to the game show, will have to decide on a replacement with the game show’s distributor, CBS Television, and producer Sony Television.
The iconic game show host died Sunday at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.