Alex Trebek May Step Down From Jeopardy! in 2020

Alex Trebek May Step Down From Jeopardy! in 2020

Alex Trebek can see life without "Jeopardy".

Alex Trebek is known for having all the answers, but now his future is coming in the form of a question.

The legendary game show host sat down with TMZ's Harvey Levin in the latest episode of Fox News' "OBJECTified" and revealed that there is more than a 50/50 chance that he'll leave "Jeopardy!" when his contract is up.

"I don't do shtick, I don't do anything pre-planned", Faust said of his announcing style.

Trebek named a few replacement ideas, including National Hockey League announcer Alex Faust.


Trebek told Levin he did have one other person in mind as a possible replacement: CNN legal analyst and SiriusXM radio host Laura Coates, who said on Twitter that she watches "Jeopardy" every day. "She's African-American and she appears on some of the cable news shows from time to time".

In that same interview, Trebek, 78, suggested Alex Faust, 28, TV voice of the Los Angeles Kings, could be a good replacement once Trebek decides to step down. Coates, a lifelong Jeopardy! fan, was flattered.

Coates wrote that she grew up watching the show with her family and still tunes in with her kids, who now think she's a "genius" thanks to Trebek's comment.

Last February, Trebek also made headlines when he hilariously recited Kanye West and Drake lyrics on the show.

Trebek has been the face of "Jeopardy!" for 34 years, ever since it was revived in 1984, and is intimately involved in the show's production.

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