A well-known CNN on-air personality has been tapped to moderate the National Geographic Bee. TVNewser reports that Soledad O’Brien will take over from "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, who has moderated the Bee for 25 years.
O’Brien, the former anchor of CNN’s morning news program "Starting Point," will take over starting with the 2014 edition and her Starfish Media Group will produce the event, the story says.
Trebek is hosting the 25th annual event this week, with the finals set for Thursday night and slated to air on PBS at a later time, the piece notes.