Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, LeVar Burton and more have been tapped to guest host the game show in the upcoming months

By Georgia Slater
Updated April 22, 2021 04:05 PM
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A slew of celebrity guests are taking the Jeopardy! reins as the show continues to search for its permanent new host.

After the death of beloved host Alex Trebek last year, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings stepped in as the first guest host for six weeks, followed by Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards.

Jeopardy! has announced several stars that will join the show as guest hosts, beginning with Katie Couric. The roster of guest hosts will rotate every two weeks before a full-time host is announced.

A donation — to a charity of their choice — will be made in concurrence with each guest host's appearance, equal to the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete during the weeks they serve as host.

Read on for the full schedule of Jeopardy! guest hosts.

Katie Couric: March 8-March 19

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The veteran journalist, 64, made her debut as the first female guest host of Jeopardy!During her stint, the contestants' cumulative winnings went to Stand Up To Cancer, an organization Couric co-founded in 2008 that "funds and develops the newest and most promising cancer treatments to help patients today," according to its website.

Dr. Mehmet Oz: March 22-April 2

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The longtime host of The Dr. Oz Show took his turn behind the lectern at the end of March. Oz, 60, has won 10 Daytime Emmy Awards for his talk show and is an attending physician at NY Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center.

Aaron Rodgers: April 5-April 16

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Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers quarterback stepped in as Jeopardy's next guest host earlier this month. The 37-year-old is a Super Bowl MVP and nine-time NFL Pro Bowl selection. Rodgers, who recently got engaged to Shailene Woodley, also became a Celebrity Jeopardy! champion in 2015.

Anderson Cooper: April 19-April 30

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The host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°, 53, is a frequent competitor in Jeopardy!'s Power Players Tournament. The father of one is also a regular correspondent for CBS' 60 Minutes.

Bill Whitaker: May 3-May 14

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Whitaker, 69, has been a correspondent for 60 Minutes since 2014.

Buzzy Cohen: May 17-May 28 (Tournament of Champions)

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Cohen, 36, first appeared on Jeopardy! in 2016 before winning the Tournament of Champions the following year. In 2019, Cohen returned as a captain for the All-Star Games.

Mayim Bialik: May 31-June 11

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Known for her role on The Big Bang Theory, Bialik, 45, earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007. The actress also recently launched a podcast on mental health titled Mayim Bialik's Breakdown.

Savannah Guthrie: June 14-June 25

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Guthrie, 49, has been the co-anchor of NBC's Today since 2012, and also serves as the chief legal correspondent for NBC News.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: June 28-July 9

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Gupta serves as CNN's chief medical correspondent and as a contributor to 60 Minutes. The 51-year-old is also an associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University and an associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

George Stephanopoulos: July 12-July 16

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Stephanopoulos is an anchor on both Good Morning America and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. The 60-year-old also leads ABC's coverage of all major live events and breaking news around the world.

Robin Roberts: July 19-July 23

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Roberts, 60, is a co-anchor on Good Morning America and been honored with numerous accolades throughout her career. She received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

LeVar Burton: July 26-July 30

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Burton, 64, is an award-winning actor, director, educator and former host and executive producer of PBS' Reading Rainbow. Some of his most recognizable acting roles are in Star Trek and the mini-series Roots.

David Faber: August 2-August 6

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Faber, 57, is the current co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk on the Street, a New York Times best-selling author and a former Celebrity Jeopardy! champion.

Joe Buck: August 9-August 13

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Buck, 51, is a Sports Emmy-winning sportscaster and three-time recipient of the National Sportscaster of the Year award. He is best known for his NFL and MLB coverage on Fox network.