Joe Buck will be a “Jeopardy!” guest host, putting him in contention for the coveted permanent job, The Post has learned.
Buck’s episodes are expected to air at some point in the mid-summer, according to sources. Guest hosts so far have been on air for two-week stints. There is no word yet on how long Buck will be on.
The tryout will not impact Buck’s schedule as the voice of MLB and the NFL on Fox.
Buck will join a group of guest hosts who have vied to replace the late Alex Trebeck. He will be the second from the world of sports.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hosted the program from April 5 through Friday. The guest host list also has included Katie Couric and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Previously, Ken Jennings and the longtime executive producer of the program, Mike Richards, handled hosting duties.
Anderson Cooper, Bill Whitaker, Mayim Bialik, Savannah Guthrie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta are all on the schedule, as well.
Buck, 51, has been the voice of the World Series for Fox since 1996. He has called Fox’s top NFL game since 2002.