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Laura Coates recalls Jeopardy! producers saying 'no' despite being picked to host by Alex Trebek

Laura Coates recalled Jeopardy! producers denying her the opportunity to host the iconic game show despite receiving support from the late host Alex Trebek.The CNN legal analyst was one of two names Trebek had interest in replacing him when the time was right, and had also expressed interest in Los Angeles Kings commentatorAlex Faust.Coates told Tamron Hall on her self-titled talk show Monday that by the time she contacted Jeopardy! after Alex's death, they were not interested.Trebek died on Nov. 8, 2020 at age 80, after a 20-month battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer.

The Emmy award-winning host served at the helm of the show for 37 seasons. Tough spot: Laura Coates recalled Jeopardy! producers denying her the opportunity to host the iconic game show despite receiving support from the late host Alex Trebek Laura explained that she was 'honored' by Alex's recommendation to take the hosting seat should he retire, kind words which he first said in 2018 and then again in 2019.Before he died, Alex told TMZ: 'There is an attorney, Laura Coates.

She's African American and she appears on some of the cable news shows from time to time. Very bright, very personable.' 'I was honored by it and I had a chance to thank him and also to reach out to him while he struggled with pancreatic cancer,' Laura told Tamron.'And I asked for the opportunity when it came time, when they were looking for people to possibly fill in.

I certainly raised my hand and knocked on doors and found them closed.' Nice: Laura explained that she was 'honored' by Alex's recommendation to take the hosting seat should he retire, kind words which he first said in 2018 and then again in 2019 Legend: Trebek died on Nov. 8, 2020 at age 80, after a 20-month battle

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Laura Coates recalled Jeopardy! producers denying her the opportunity to host the iconic game show despite receiving support from the late host Alex Trebek.The CNN legal analyst was one of two names Trebek had interest in replacing him when the time was right, and had also expressed interest in Los Angeles Kings commentatorAlex Faust.Coates told Tamron Hall on her self-titled talk show Monday that by the time she contacted Jeopardy! after Alex's death, they were not interested.Trebek died on Nov. 8, 2020 at age 80, after a 20-month battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer.
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