Published: Thu, August 02, 2018

Alex Trebek can see life without 'Jeopardy'

Alex Trebek can see life without 'Jeopardy'

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced Monday that he could leave the trivia show in 2020 when his contract ends.

When asked about a possible replacement host, Trebek said he has approached producers about Alex Faust, the announcer for the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, TMZ reported. He even went as far as to suggest potential replacements.

Faust responded to the mention on Twitter: "I guess there are worse ways to randomly see your name show up on TMZ!".

The veteran TV personality underwent surgery in December to remove a subdural hematoma from his brain but made a snappy recovery, returning to his job less than a month later.

It's impossible to imagine Jeopardy! with any other host, although it's understandable that Trebek would want to step away from the limelight after so many years quizzing North America's brightest minds.

Faust was plucked from relative obscurity to replace Miller, who had called Kings games for almost the entirety of the franchise's existence. Faust, 28, replaced Bob Miller, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who had done play-by-play for the hockey squad for 44 years, last year.

"We thought it was important to get a national voice, someone that when you hear the city of Los Angeles and Kings fans you feel nearly like you're watching a national broadcast".

The second person Trebek recommended for the Jeopardy! gig was a woman: Laura Coates, a legal analyst who frequently appears on CNN.

"There is an attorney, Laura Coates", Trebek told OBJECTified.

Alex Faust narrates hockey games for a living, but as far as Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is concerned, he'd be ideal for trivia games too.

"Just heard Alex Trebek is going to retire from Jeopardy and honestly I knew this day was going to come, but I wasn't prepared", another user tweeted.

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