Congratulations are in order as Reading Rainbow star LeVar Burton has officially landed a hosting gig on the legendary trivia game show Jeoprardy!
According to CNBC the news was announced on Wednesday as the game show network continues their ongoing search for a permanent host following the passing of Alex Trebek in November 2020.
Sources have confirmed that CNBC’s David Faber, ABC’s “ Good Morning America” anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts alongside LeVar are also scheduled to guest host.
“Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,” “Jeopardy!” says executive producer Mike Richards within a press release.
“All of the guest hosts have brought individualism, energy and an authentic love of our show to each of their episodes.”
LeVar took to Twitter in excitement to thank the fans who originally pursed the idea of him hosting Jeopardy within a petition.
THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support! I am overjoyed, excited, and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!, and will do my utmost best to live up to your faith you in me. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! Go ahead and take my word for it, this time. https://t.co/C7mZWMok2X
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) April 21, 2021
“THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support! I am overjoyed, excited, and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!”