There have been rumors that Alex Trebek was leaving "Jeopardy" two times: in 2013 and 2016. Trebek is still currently the host of "Jeopardy" and signed a contract extension through the 2017-2018 season. He reportedly makes $10 million a year.
In 2013, there were rumors that Trebek would be leaving the show because he suffered his second heart attack. Trebek also made a statement saying he would be happy to switch jobs with "The Today Show" host Matt Lauer. In 2016, speculation was that Trebek was leaving Jeopardy because his contract was expiring. Trebek told TV Guide's William Keck that he would not return after his contract expired in 2016. Several media outlets began compiling short lists of Alex Trebek's possible successors.