Katie Couric will be the first female host on 'Jeopardy!' beginning March 8

LOS ANGELES (CBS 58) --- 'Jeopardy' announced Katie Couric will be the first-ever female host in the game show's history for two weeks beginning Monday, March 8 through March 19.

The iconic journalist and New York Times bestselling author is the third guest host of 'Jeopardy!' since host Alex Trebek's death. Ken Jennings and Mike Richards have also guest hosted the show.

Officials say Couric's message to any little girl watching is "it's cool to be smart."

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