Alex Trebek, the longtime host of the weekday quiz show Jeopardy, recently announced that he plans to retire from the show when his contract ends. Trebek's departure wouldn't happen until 2020, but he already has a replacement in mind, CNN legal analyst Laura Coates.
Trebek, recently talked with TMZ and mentioned his support for two people to replace him. One person was Alex Faust, the current announcer for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. The other, the person that has everyone talking, is Laura Coates. Coates is a former prosecutor, who’s a professor at George Washington University, a CNN legal analyst, and a SiriusXM host. She recently tweeted her excitement about being on Trebek's short list.
Coates, the self-professed “edutainer”, is a graduate of University of Minnesota’s law school and a lecturer at George Washington University. She received her undergrad degree from Princeton University and eventually became a federal prosecutor. The Minnesota native also published a book on knowing your privileges when it comes to the law titled “You Have The Right: A Constitutional Guide To Policing The Police.”