LeVar Burton Joins 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee

June 1, 2022

Award-winning actor, director, and educator LeVar Burton is joining the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Variety reports. Burton, known for his work in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow, will host the competition’s televised semifinal and final rounds. The event began Tuesday with preliminary rounds; this year’s Bee hosts 234 young spellers from around the world competing for a grand prize of $50,000.

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