The Los Angeles Times' Stephen Battaglio, who reported earlier today that Katie Couric will guest host for a week, says new Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune executive producer Mike Richards is among the names being bandied about to replace Alex Trebek, along with Kornacki, "who has developed a rabid cult following for his savant-like analysis of vote counts on election nights," and Bialik. As Battaglio points out, Richards has experience as a game show host. According to Richards' biography, he hosted GSN's Divided and the revival of The Pyramid, as well as Beauty and the Geek. He was also a candidate to host The Price is Right, instead becoming the show's executive producer until 2019.
TOPICS: Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, Mayim Bialik, Mike Richards, Steve Kornacki, Game Shows