LeVar Burton Speaks Out Following Reports of New JEOPARDY! Host Decision

It’s no secret that LeVar Burton wanted the permanent position as host of Jeopardy! and many fans were in agreement.

When the news broke on Thursday, August 4th Executive Producer Mike Richards is the frontrunner for the job, fans took to Twitter to show their support for Burton.

On Thursday morning, Burton tweeted out a message to fans thanking them for their support.

I have said many times over these past weeks that no matter the outcome, I’ve won. The outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and fans alike has been incredible! If love is the ultimate blessing and I believe that it is, I am truly blessed beyond measure.


You can still keep up with Burton even if he isn’t the host of Jeopardy!, the former Reading Rainbow host has an online book club! 

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