Report: Joe Buck to guest host 'Jeopardy!', vying for permanent job
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Answer: This longtime sports broadcaster feels he's ready to follow in Alex Trebek's footsteps.

Joe Buck will be taking a turn as the guest host of "Jeopardy!" in the near future, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports. He'll also be in contention to land the permanent job for the syndicated game show.

The 51-year-old's episodes are expected to air in the middle of summer, according to Marchand. It's not known how long he'll be hosting, although most of the other guest hosts have filled in for two weeks at a time.

Buck is an iconic voice of modern sports, having served as Fox's lead play-by-play voice for both Major League Baseball and the National Football League for several decades. He's called all but two World Series since 1996, as well as six Super Bowls.

He'll be the second sports figure to guest host "Jepoardy!", following Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whose two-week stint finished airing this week.

Other notable figures slated to fill in hosting the program this year include Anderson Cooper, Mayim Bialik, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Trebek hosted "Jeopardy!" from 1984 until his death in November at age 80.

Report: Joe Buck to guest host 'Jeopardy!', vying for permanent job
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