Joe Buck will be a guest host on “Jeopardy!” 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 have done one- or two-week stints. 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 Trebek. He will be the second from the world of sports.
Over the past two weeks, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hosted the program. Before Rodgers, the host list included Katie Couric, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ken Jennings and the longtime executive producer of the program, Mike Richards.
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 the 1996 Yankees were winning the World Series. He has called Fox’s top NFL game since 2002.