Katie Couric Set to Guest Host Jeopardy!

Meghan Overdeep
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Katie Couric
Katie Couric

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Veteran television journalist Katie Couric has reportedly signed on to host Jeopardy! for a week.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Couric, who co-anchored NBC's Today for 15 years, will be among the first to take the reins of the gameshow following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek.

Trebek, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on November 8, taped his final episodes in October. The last of the beloved host's episodes will air this evening.

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Shortly after Trebek's death, Sony Pictures Television revealed that Jeopardy! would be led by a series of interim guest hosts until a permanent replacement is named.

"Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him," executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. "We will honor his legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved."

Specific details regarding Couric's week-long stint have yet to be released, though the LA Times reports that it will presumably follow that of fellow guest host Ken Jennings. The winningest contestant in Jeopardy! history is set to take over the show on Monday, January 11.