Twitter Wants LeVar Burton To Host Jeopardy!
LeVar Burton is shooting his shot for a chance to host “Jeopardy!” Following the mixed reactions for the latest crop of “Jeopardy!” guest hosts, Twitter started campaigning for the former “Reading Rainbow” host to succeed Alex Trebek full-time.
Twitter Wants LeVar Burton
Burton also caught wind of the chatter and reposted a petition started by a fan.
Leaving this here in the event that the powers that be are listening,” he tweeted on Monday. By Tuesday the petition had over 150,000 signatures and was super close to its 200,000 goal.
Becoming “Jeopardy!” host would seem like a no brainer for Burton, who spent 21 seasons hosting educational children’s program “Reading Rainbow.”
The Emmy-winning actor and director is also beloved for his role on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and playing Kunta Kinte in the groundbreaking ABC miniseries “Roots”.
Trebek passed away on November 8, 2020 at age 80 after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Since, a series of guest co-hosts have been filling-in. Up next is NFL star Aaron Rodgers, CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, Bill Whitaker, and Mahim Bialik.