Host Of ‘Jeopardy!’ Fires Back At Internet Critics

A report shows that Jennings responded when a “Jeopardy!” viewer took to X to criticize host Ken Jennings for proceeding to film the program despite the current writer’s strike.

The critic said it was a disgrace if the host was crossing picket lines and that Alex Trebek would never knowingly do anything like that. He’d be turning in his grave if he knew what Jennings was doing.

As the fan pointed out, “Jeopardy!” was hosted by Alex Trebek, who passed away in 2020. TV personality and game show presenter Trebek, an American originally from Canada, became famous as the host of Jeopardy! for 37 years.

The report shows Jennings replied by sharing an image of a statement made by a “Jeopardy!” spokesman, in which they explained that production would go on despite some participants not showing up due to the strike.

The statement said that ‘Jeopardy!’ has a deep and abiding regard for the Writers Guild of America and its members. They have always been cautious about fulfilling the WGA agreement and would never display game content not developed by the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) writers.

Jennings highlighted the next paragraph, suggesting his choices were the same as Trebek’s. He said the highlighted section refers to the previous time the WGA went on strike during 2007-2008. They will be providing new shows once more in the autumn to more than 200 affiliate stations nationwide. In order to develop unique episodes containing the best of the WGA-authored content, they are going to delay the season for the time being.

According to the game show’s website, the very first edition of Jeopardy! aired on NBC at 11:30 a.m. on March 30, 1964. Merv and Julann Griffin were the creators of the game show, and Art Fleming was the host. The daytime version of the show that aired on NBC from 1955 to 1975 helped pave a path for the present-day syndicated program, which made its debut in 1984.