DR. MEHMET OZ, ANDERSON COOPER, SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, AND DR. SANJAY GUPTA SCHEDULED TO GUEST HOST ‘JEOPARDY!’ TO BENEFIT A CHARITY OF THEIR CHOICE
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DR. MEHMET OZ, ANDERSON COOPER, SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, AND
DR. SANJAY GUPTA SCHEDULED TO GUEST HOST ‘JEOPARDY!’ TO
BENEFIT A CHARITY OF THEIR CHOICE
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (February 2, 2020) – Dr. Mehmet Oz, Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta have been added to the roster of JEOPARDY! guest hosts that will step up to the lectern to support a charity of their choice this season. The announcement was made by Mike Richards, Executive Producer of JEOPARDY!.
As a part of each guest host’s appearance, a donation will be made to a charity of their choice. The amount donated will equal the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete during the weeks they serve as guest host.
“We look forward to each guest host bringing their unique abilities to the show and to our contestants winning a lot of money that we can match for charity,” Richards said.
Dr. Oz has won 10 Daytime Emmy® Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is an attending physician at NY Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books; has received numerous patents; and still performs heart surgery. He also authors a syndicated newspaper column in 175 markets internationally and has a quarterly bookazine with Hearst titled, “The Good Life.” Dr. Oz is also the proud author of eight New York Times best-selling books including his most recent, “Food Can Fix It.”
A frequent competitor in JEOPARDY!’s Power Players Tournament, Anderson Cooper is the multi-award-winning anchor of CNN's “Anderson Cooper 360°” and host of “Anderson Cooper Full Circle,” a streaming show which airs on CNN's digital properties. He has worked in more than 40 countries and has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. In addition to his shows on CNN, Cooper is also a regular correspondent for CBS's “60 Minutes” and an author who has topped the New York Times best-seller list.
Co-anchor of NBC News’ Emmy® Award-winning morning show, TODAY, Savannah Guthrie is also the chief legal correspondent for NBC News. She has served as primary anchor for the network’s major breaking-news events and has conducted a wide range of exclusive interviews with newsmakers from presidents to celebrities and other notable figures. In 2018, Guthrie was appointed ambassador of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes campaign. Guthrie is also a New York Times best-selling author for her book “Princesses Wear Pants” and the sequel “Princesses Save the World.”
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the chief medical correspondent for CNN, an associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University and the associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. His reporting on some of the most important health stories in the United States and around the world has earned him multiple Emmy® awards. His fourth book, “Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age,” published in January by Simon & Schuster, immediately landed on the New York Times’ best-seller list. In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta contributes to the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” and serves as an executive producer for the HBO Documentary Unit.
JEOPARDY!’s Greatest of All Time and consulting producer Ken Jennings is currently acting as host. His run will be followed by Executive Producer Mike Richards stepping behind the podium. Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers, Bill Whitaker and Mayim Bialik will also serve as guest hosts for charity throughout the season.
Benefitting charities and additional guest hosts will be announced later in the season.
Check local listings or visit Jeopardy.com for show times and stations.
JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show™ is in its 37th season in syndication. With a weekly audience of 24 million viewers, JEOPARDY! is the top-rated quiz show on television, and has received numerous awards and honors. The show holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show, and it received a Peabody Award for “celebrating and rewarding knowledge.” JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, both units of ViacomCBS. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.
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