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]