It looks like Amy Schneider agrees with so many “Jeopardy!” fans about who should be offered the permanent host position. “I think Ken Jennings should be the host. I really, I can’t say enough about him. I didn’t necessarily think that before going into this, you know, because, like, yes, he was a great champion, but this is a different skill set,” she explained to Brian Stelter on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” of the topic. “But you could see the work that he put into it, and I just thought he did a really great job, so as far as I’m concerned, that’s my endorsement.”
Schneider, who secured an impressive second place to the record of most consecutive games won, was still a whopping 34 games short of Jennings. Clearly, there is still respect amongst contestants over Jennings’ iconic run. In fact, the contestant that brought Schneider’s winning streak to an end, Rhone Talsma, spoke with Vulture and also endorsed Jennings.
“[Jennings’] knowledge of the game gives him so much credibility. His ability to comment on the way that the game is going, as well as his wit and quickness — being able to make little jokes here and there without taking away the pace of the game — is different from the way Alex hosted but equally effective,” he said. “There’s nobody better suited for the job.” Bialik and Jennings will continue to co-host through the end of the season, so we’ll have to wait and see if these words of praise make a permanent change.