LeVar Burton Felt ‘Wrecked’ After Jeopardy! Rejection: ‘The Fix Was In’

June 1, 2022

While LeVar Burton is happy with where his career has since gone after failing to land his dream job hosting Jeopardy!, he can still recall how “humiliating” it felt at the time. Following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek in 2020, it was announced that a series of guest hosts would come in on an alternating basis until a permanent host could be named. Right from the start, many fans had thrown their support behind Burton, quickly launching a petition for the Reading Rainbow host to get the job.

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