Skip to Main Content
Short Shifts

Faust 'flattered' that Trebek recommended him as 'Jeopardy!' replacement

Game show host told TMZ that Kings play-by-play announcer could take over in 2020

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Answer: Alex Faust. Question: Who is Alex Trebek's potential replacement as the host of "Jeopardy!?"

The longtime game show host said recently he would recommend the Los Angeles Kings play-by-play announcer as his replacement if Trebek retires when his contract expires in 2020.

"[I] mentioned to our producer not so long ago that [Faust]; they should consider him," Trebek told TMZ.

What did Faust think of Trebek's recommendation?

"I'm flattered by [Trebek's] high praise," Faust told NHL.com, "and delighted to hear he's a big Kings fan."

Tweet from @alex_faust: I guess there are worse ways to randomly see your name show up on TMZ! 🤷���������I���m flattered by Mr. Trebek���s kind words, and delighted to hear he���s a big @LAKings fan! 👑

Faust is set for his second full season behind the microphone in Los Angeles, and he's no stranger to replacing living legends. Faust took over for Bob Miller, who called 3,351 Kings games on television during 44 years before a series of health problems forced him to retire as lead play-by-play announcer on FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket after the 2016-17 season.

View More

The NHL has updated its Privacy Policy effective January 16, 2020. We encourage you to review it carefully.

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.