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Is Matt Lauer the next 'Jeopardy!' host?

Matt Lauer.

Is Matt Lauer the next 'Jeopardy!' host?

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer attends the "Today" show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom in New York. Lauer on Thursday, March 14, 2013 told advertisers that he wants to get the ìTodayî show back to being the most-watched and least talked about show on morning television, and he expects to do it.  (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer attends the "Today" show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom in New York. Lauer on Thursday, March 14, 2013 told advertisers that he wants to get the ìTodayî show back to being the most-watched and least talked about show on morning television, and he expects to do it. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) AP

Matt Lauer.

Who is the next host of Jeopardy!?

The New York Post is reporting that the (temporary?) Today host is at the top of the short list of possible replacements for Alex Trebek. Trebek has hosted the game show since 1984, but his contract expires in 2015. He suffered his second heart attack last summer, but agreed to a three-year deal with Sony so that producers could work on finding an adequate replacement.

But, Lauer isn't the only one in the running for the gig.

According to sources with knowledge of the internal discussions, Sony is also strongly considering Anderson Cooper — whose contract with CNN reportedly ends next year — for the job.

But right now, Lauer’s name is at the top of the list, several sources say. [NY Post]

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