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Jan. 20, 2021

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Katie Couric to guest host ‘Jeopardy!’


Katie Couric, former “Today” co-anchor, will join the revolving door of guest “Jeopardy!” hosts set to start next week, manning the lectern until the show finds a replacement, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

Couric, 63, joins former champ Ken Jennings as fill-in hosts, which Sony previously announced they plan to use until finding the perfect new trivia master.

Trebek died in November after a battle against pancreatic cancer, but had recorded enough episodes to last until the new year.

“He was an absolute warrior,” Mike Richards, “Jeopardy”” executive producer, said on “Today” Monday about the host’s final episodes.

“And what he was able to do by getting himself back to the set, to tape those final episodes — and … we didn’t know it was going to be his final episodes and neither did he. But it was herculean.”