Alex Trebek

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Here's How Jeopardy! Fans Can Honor Trebek

Play-along tournament for cancer research kicks off Thursday

(Newser) - Those moved by a Jeopardy contestant's support for Alex Trebek can pay homage to the beloved TV host in a different way. Dhruv Gaur and other contestants have organized a play-along tournament in which viewers are encouraged to donate $1 to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research for... More »

Alex Trebek Chokes Up Over Touching Jeopardy Answer

'We love you, Alex' cost Dhruv Guar almost $2K

(Newser) - Alex Trebek is sure feeling the love following Monday's Jeopardy episode. The host called on last-place contestant Dhruv Gaur during the Final Jeopardy round, expecting to see the scribbled name of an 1890 exposé about poverty in New York. "Dhruv, you're smiling. I like that. Let's... More »

Teen Jeopardy! Champ Donates in Honor of Trebek

Avi Gupta says host's struggle with pancreatic cancer has inspired him

(Newser) - Alex Trebek has inspired millions with the candor he's shown in detailing his dealings with pancreatic cancer, but he touched one young Jeopardy! contestant so much that the 18-year-old reached into his wallet. Avi Gupta, a freshman at Columbia University, emerged as the champion in the game show's... More »

Alex Trebek Shares the Cancer Symptom He Ignored

And other warning signs that people should heed

(Newser) - World Pancreatic Cancer Day isn't until Nov. 21, but a new public service announcement with a big name attached is already helping spread awareness of the disease. The New York Daily News reports that Alex Trebek, who has been publicly documenting his own battle with the illness, appears in... More »

Alex Trebek: I Have Some Regrets About Cancer Fight

'Jeopardy!' host gives extensive interview to an outlet in his native Canada

(Newser) - Less than a month after delivering the sobering news that he had to go back on chemo to treat his pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek has given a hint that his time as the host of Jeopardy! may be coming to a close. "I will keep doing it as long... More »

New Cancer Update From Alex Trebek

'Jeopardy' host says his 'numbers' spiked, he's back on chemo

(Newser) - Nearly four months ago, Alex Trebek delivered the "mind-boggling" news to fans that his pancreatic cancer was "near remission." The Jeopardy! host was doing so well that his doctors even halted his chemo treatment, opting to use immunotherapy instead. Now, however, a bit of a setback: On... More »

'On the Mend': Alex Trebek Returns to Jeopardy!

Host has been fighting pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has returned to work, saying he's "on the mend" following treatment for pancreatic cancer. The game show posted a video Thursday on Twitter showing the 79-year-old host back on set and promising "a good year" ahead. He actually started work on July 22,... More »

Here's Where $1K of Holzhauer's Money Went

Well, $1,109.14, a fact that Jeopardy! trivia fans might understand the significance of

(Newser) - Jeopardy! pro James Holzhauer is $2,462,216 richer, minus what he owes Uncle Sam. And minus a little more than $1,000. The Naperville, Illinois, native was asked to participate in this year's Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, a fundraising event started by Ann Zediker, whose father died... More »

Librarian Who Beat Holzhauer Is Using a Familiar Strategy

Emma Boettcher has won 3 in a row and bets big on Daily Doubles, as Holzhauer did

(Newser) - Don't look now, but the Jeopardy! player who dethroned James Holzhauer has a three-day streak of her own going. Chicago librarian Emma Boettcher, 27, has racked up more than $97,000 heading into Thursday's game, reports the Chicago Tribune . The winning average may not be as high as... More »

Alex Trebek Has 'Mind-Boggling' News

'Jeopardy!' host is 'near remission'

(Newser) - Alex Trebek has "kind of mind-boggling" news: Doctors say he's "near remission," the Jeopardy! host shares with People . Even though stage 4 pancreatic cancer, with which he was diagnosed, has just a 9% five-year survival rate, per ABC News , Trebek has been responding extremely well to... More »

Alex Trebek: I Have 'Surges of Deep, Deep Sadness'

'Jeopardy!' host talks about his cancer diagnosis

(Newser) - Alex Trebek gave his first live interview since revealing earlier this year that he has pancreatic cancer , and the Jeopardy! host was honest about his struggles. "My oncologist tells me I'm doing well even though I don't always feel it," he said on Good Morning America ... More »

Gambler Sets Another Jeopardy! Record

Alex Trebek says he'll be back for another season

(Newser) - A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on Jeopardy!, the AP reports. James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week. Due to the game show's taping schedule, the records... More »

Jeopardy! Champ Says His Style Is 'Cold-Blooded'

James Holzhauer scores 9th win in a row

(Newser) - Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer is now the second-biggest winner in the show's history—and while he has a long way to go to catch Ken Jennings, he may not have to match Jennings' 74-game winning streak to get there. The 34-year-old professional sports gambler won for the ninth time... More »

Could This Gambler Surpass Ken Jennings?

James Holzhauer moves into second place for Jeopardy! winnings

(Newser) - As a Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings seems untouchable. After arriving on Alex Trebek's set in 2004, Jennings racked up 74 consecutive wins and $2,520,700, the show's website says. He might have some competition brewing, however. James Holzhauer still has a long way to go, but he... More »

Alex Trebek on Fan Reaction: 'I'm a Lucky Guy'

'Jeopardy!' host offers thanks in video after revealing his cancer

(Newser) - Alex Trebek's recent sad news that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer has prompted a somewhat more uplifting development: all of his fans letting him know that they're pulling for him. In a short video posted Thursday to the official Jeopardy! Twitter account, accompanied by the caption "thank... More »

Alex Trebek Has Sad News

The 'Jeopardy' host has pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - In his usual steady voice, Alex Trebek revealed Wednesday that he's facing the fight of his life: stage 4 pancreatic cancer, CNN reports. "Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this," the 78-year-old says in a video on... More »

Coming This Week: A Big Jeopardy! First

Team championship starts Wednesday, runs through March 5

(Newser) - Glance around the Jeopardy! set during rehearsals for its first-ever team championship and it's easy to be intimidated by the assembled brain power. There's Brad Rutter, whose overall Jeopardy! haul, $4.3 million, is the most won on any game show. And Ken Jennings, a 74-game winner who... More »

Alex Trebek Says He Knows How Trudeau Escapes Meetings

'He has a buzzer under his shirt'

(Newser) - There's more than a Superman costume hidden beneath Justin Trudeau's suit, according to fellow Canadian Alex Trebek. "He has a buzzer under his shirt that he can use to signal his assistants when it’s time to come and get him," the Jeopardy host told Vulture... More »

Alex Trebek Weighs in on #MeToo Movement

The Jeopardy host recently called it a 'scary time for men'

(Newser) - Alex Trebek has offered his two cents on the #MeToo movement, but not everyone will be happy with his take. In a recent interview with Vulture , the Jeopardy host called it a "scary time for men" but said he's never been "in a position of power where... More »

Apologetic Trebek Explains His Debate Performance

'I didn't realize I was to ask a simple question and then let the gentlemen go at each other'

(Newser) - Alex Trebek is apologizing after his much-panned gig moderating the Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate Monday night. The Jeopardy host, who was accused of talking way too much and was actually booed during the debate, issued a three-paragraph mea culpa Wednesday explaining that he "misunderstood" his role, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.... More »

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