CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker will debut as the guest host of “Jeopardy!” Monday evening.
During his two-week tenure, Whitaker will match the contestant winnings as a donation to the Media Fellowship House.READ MORE: Palisades Fire: Hundreds Under Evacuation, 1 Detained For Questioning In Arson Investigation
The Media Fellowship House in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, Pennsylvania, focuses on creating programs, organizing coalitions and facilitating conversations that promote diversity and understanding with a focus on fair housing, education and racial justice advocacy work.
When CNN anchor Anderson Cooper guest hosted, a contribution of $138,197 was made to Justice Defenders, which trains paralegals and lawyers in Africa.
For Cooper’s first week as guest host, “Jeopardy!” donated $118,000 to Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti.READ MORE: After One-Year Delay, Robert Durst Murder Trial Set To Resume
Recently, “Jeopardy!” has donated $992,127 to charities designated by guest hosts.
“Jeopardy!” is turning to guest hosts to fill the role held by Alex Trebek after his passing on Nov. 8 from pancreatic cancer.
The final group of guest hosts will be “Good Morning America” hosts George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts; actor LeVar Burton; David Faber, a co-host of the CNBC business show “Squawk on the Street,” and Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck.MORE NEWS: Israel Continues Air Assault On Gaza Strip, Almost 200 Palestinians Killed
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