Mike Richards Resigns From Jeopardy! Host!

Mike Richards has declared that he would no longer host Jeopardy!, just days after stories surfaced detailing sexist and other improper comments he made while presenting a podcast.

Richards said in an email to staff that was shared with NPR on Friday, “I will be stepping down as host effective immediately.”

Richards’ comments on a podcast from his time on The Price Is Right have put his new hosting gig in jeopardy, following previous allegations of a hostile work climate and doubts about how the quiz show’s executive producer was picked for the coveted hosting role.

In an email to NPR, a Sony Pictures Television spokeswoman said, “We support Mike’s decision to stand down as host.” “We were taken aback this week when we learned about Mike’s 2013/2014 podcast and his previous usage of harsh language. We’ve discussed our concerns and aspirations for the future with him. “

Richards will continue to be the show’s host. “It is our expectation that, as EP, he will continue to do so with professionalism and respect,” the corporate representative continued.

Reference:https://www.npr.org/2021/08/20/1029650746/jeopardy-host-mike-richards-steps-down

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