Joe Buck will be ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host in tryout for permanent role, per report

Fox sportscaster Joe Buck will try his hand as guest host for “Jeopardy!”, according to a report by The New York Post.

Per the Post, Buck’s stint as guest host — which typically have lasted two weeks — will air sometime in the summer and put him in contention to permanently take over the late Alex Trebek. The Post also reported that it would not affect his schedule calling MLB and NFL games for Fox.

Assuming no other sports personality assumes the role of guest host before Buck, he would be just the second person from the sports world — following Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — to host “Jeopardy!”

Buck, 51, is a seven-time Sports Emmy Award winner who has called the World Series for Fox every season since 1996, apart from 1997 and ’99. He has also called Fox’s top NFL game every year since 2002, receiving the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2020 for his career.

Other scheduled guest hosts include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper (April 19-30), “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker (May 3-14), actress Mayim Bialik (May 31-June 11), CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta (TBD) and “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie (TBD).

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