HomeTVCNNCould Matt Lauer or Anderson Cooper Replace Alex Trebek as Jeopardy! Host? Luke Kerr March 15, 2013 CNN, Game Shows, NBC, The Today Show, Today 3 Comments If things turn bad for Matt Lauer at Today it appears he may already have another hosting gig waiting in the wings. According to the New York Post, Lauer is atop the list of potential replacements for Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, who is expected to leave the show in 2016. CNN’s Anderson Cooper is also in the running for the job. 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. Photo by PR Photos Who would you like to replace Trebek? Could Matt Lauer or Anderson Cooper Replace Alex Trebek as Jeopardy! Host? Someone else (32%, 127 Votes) Matt Lauer (8%, 32 Votes) Anderson Cooper (60%, 235 Votes) Total Voters: 394Vote Loading ... 3 Responses alstonboy4315 March 16, 2013 Why not hire someone who is trying to establish a career, instead of giving another job to a talking head who already has a successful career and doesn’t need the money anyway? Log in to Reply Steph Foster March 16, 2013 I’ll take Anderson Cooper for $1000, Alex. Log in to Reply SZima March 17, 2013 Anyone BUT Matt Lauer!! I never want to see him on my screen again if he goes. I don’t watch TODAY ever because of him. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.