Savannah Guthrie Opens up about Being a 'Jeopardy!' Guest Host

Afouda Bamidele
May 04, 2021
06:10 A.M.
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Savannah Guthrie opened up about being a guest host on "Jeopardy!" in a new social media post. The renowned journalist shared lovely photos on the set of the classic game show.

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Months after the passing of late host Alex Trebek, "Jeopardy" continues to go on with several people stepping in as interim guest hosts. Savannah Guthrie is set to take a swing at the show and couldn't be more excited.

The famous journalist recently opened up about serving as a guest host in a new Instagram post. Guthrie uploaded two lovely photos on the set of the classic game show as she stepped into the shoes of the late Alex.

Savannah Guthrie at 2017 Matrix Awards at Sheraton New York Times Square on April 24, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

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The "Today" show host looked stunning in a black lace dress with large button designs as she stood on a podium. The following snapshot showed her in a nude power suit as she stood next to a screen. Guthrie revealed in the caption:

"So honored and excited for this! See you this summer @jeopardy."

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Fans and her "Today" colleagues in the comments section expressed their joy at seeing Guthrie as a host and noted that they were looking forward to seeing her knock the role out of the park.

[Jean Trebek] hopes to continue her husband's good work. She recently dedicated a homeless shelter in Los Angeles.

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According to reports, Guthrie would appear as a guest host between June 14 to June 25, making her the third woman to head the show. Journalist Katie Couric previously hosted in March.

"The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Balik is set to guest host from May 31 to June 11, after which Guthrie would take the baton. The Instagram post comes days after the 49-year-old sat down with Trebek's widow, Jean Trebek.

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In the one-on-one interview, Jean opened up about her late husband's legacy of empowering people through his philanthropy and battle with pancreatic cancer. The grieving widow explained:

"One of Alex's gifts was that he could be very resolute and know that the truth will not hurt you, and he wanted to empower people to move through whatever challenge they had…."

The mother-of-two hopes to continue her husband's good work. She recently dedicated a homeless shelter in Los Angeles. The Hope of Valley Rescue Shelter was funded throughout their 3-decade marriage.

The longtime "Jeopardy!" host

passed away

 in November after succumbing to his long battle with pancreatic cancer. The legendary Trebek was 80 and survived by Jean and his three kids ― Matthew, Emily, and Nicky.

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