Ken Jennings, who holds the record for the longest winning streak on the hit game show with 74 wins, will be the first interim host, according to the show.
“Alex [Trebek] believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him. We will honor his legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved,” said “Jeopardy!” Executive Producer Mike Richards.
Trebek was battling pancreatic cancer at the time of his death. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and announced his diagnosis publicly in March 2019.
He had been host of “Jeopardy!” since 1984 and continued to host the show throughout his chemotherapy treatment.
His death prompted an outpouring of remembrances from viewers, entertainers, and world leaders.