From Alex Trebek to Matt Lauer? (Photos courtesy Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The day will soon come when Alex Trebek no longer hosts America's most popular quiz show. The question "Who will replace Trebek as host?" has often been bandied about and a story appearing in the New York Post may finally provide the answer: Matt Lauer.
Lauer, who's co-hosted NBC morning news show 'Today' since January 1997, seems poised to take over for Trebek when his lucrative contract with the network expires in 2015. Trebek signed a deal keeping him on as 'Jeopardy' host through the 2015-2016 season.
Trebek, who suffered a mild heart attack in June 2012, will be 76 when his contract ends.
The Post says it reached out to Matt Lauer's agent and a 'Jeopardy' spokesman for comment. Lauer's agent did not return their calls and the spokesman for the game show declined to comment on the story.
Meanwhile, sources tell the Post that Sony Pictures Television, the company producing 'Jeopardy,' is also considering CNN newsman Anderson Cooper as Trebek's successor.