Alex opened up this week, saying he is undergoing experimental cancer treatment and this will be his last … he’s already undergone other treatments that have been difficult, and he says he’s discussed it with his family and it all came down to a quality of life decision.
And, even after 36 years and 8,132 episodes, Alex says he plans to continue his “Jeopardy!” gig as long as he’s around. When he eventually must be replaced, he recently joked with ‘GMA’ that the perfect person for the job is … his longtime friend, Betty White.
All kidding aside, Trebek revealed back in 2018 who he really has in mind to replace him — a fellow Alex … L.A. Kings play-by-play announcer, Alex Faust, and CNN contributor and attorney Laura Coates. BTW … don’t discount Anderson Cooper.