Matt Lauer may have found himself a new job, if reports are true that he's on his way out at the "Today" show.
The New York Post reported that Lauer is at the top of the list to replace Alex Trebek as host of "Jeopardy!" when Alex Trebek steps down in 2016.
Lauer is reportedly being at least partially blamed for "Today" falling to No. 2 in the ratings during its time slot, after 16 years on top.
The Post reported this week that Lauer is not expected to re-sign with "Today" when his $25-million-a-year deal expires in 2015.
Wow -- some of us turned down the wrong hallway at journalism school.
Trebek, 72, who suffered his second heart attack last summer., said in he was thinking about retiring this season. But Sony convinced him to sign one final, three-year contract -- taking him to age 76 -- to give producers enough time to find a next-generation successor.
I guess Will Ferrell was busy.
The Post said Sony is also strongly considering Anderson Cooper -- whose contract with CNN reportedly ends next year -- for Trebek's job.
Until recently, Sony reportedly was ready to try convincing Lauer to do double duty on the game show and the morning show. But that might not be such an issue anymore.
One source told the Post that Cooper -- who hosted a competitive reality show on ABC called "The Mole" before his CNN days -- likes the idea of hosting "Jeopardy."
Of course, final decisions on all these
In other words, Will Ferrell still has a shot.