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Katie Couric attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

Katie Couric made history yesterday when she began her two-week guest-host run on Jeopardy!, becoming the first woman to ever host the show — on International Women’s Day, too!

Since Alex Trebek’s passing last November after his battle with pancreatic cancer, only “Greatest of All Time” Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings and the show’s executive producer Mike Richards have taken over hosting duties.

On last night’s episode, Couric announced that they would match the contestants’ winnings and make a donation to Stand Up To Cancer’s Pancreatic Dream Team. They raised $26,201 so far, Yahoo! Entertainment reports.

Viewers of the episode had a lot of positive feedback for Couric.

Couric won’t be the only woman to grace the Jeopardy! stage as host, as the Today show’s Savannah Guthrie and The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik are slated to guest-host, Yahoo! Entertainment reports. The dates are yet to be determined.