Mike Richards' ascension to the hosting job led some Jeopardy! fans to bring up the fact that Trebek named the CNN legal analyst as a possible when he was interviewed for TMZ founder Harvey Levin's show OBJECTified in July 2018. Trebek also named TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and Los Angeles Kings play-by-play announcer Alex Faust. "Laura Coates deserves her moment in Jeopardy! She was his crowned princess," tweeted one fan.
TOPICS: Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, Laura Coates, Game Shows