LeVar Burton - Host of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

LeVar Burton is living his best life and he is now set to host the 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee. 

What’s equally exciting is the Scripps National Spelling Bee will be accessible to the widest audience in its nearly 100-year history with the semifinals and finals airing on national television networks ION and Bounce.

LeVar, who is an accomplished actor, director, educator, and lifelong children’s literacy advocate said:

Hosting the Scripps National Spelling Bee will be an honor.

Like a lot of folks, I look forward to the competition every year and am excited to be a part of this wonderful tradition that celebrates excellence.

Dr. J. Michael Durnil, executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee said: 

The selection of Mr. Burton as host aligns with the mission of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

To have such a prominent advocate for children’s literacy involved in this special and unique competition is a perfect match. 

We have the same goals: to educate tomorrow’s leaders and build reading competency in all young people.

LeVar Burton is proof that when one door closes many more open. 

After he didn’t get the job as host of “Jeopardy,” he said:

The opportunities that have come my way as a result of not getting that gig, I couldn’t have dreamt it up.

The 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee is just another amazing and well-deserved opportunity for LeVar to add to his To-Do List!

The deadline for schools to enroll in the 2022 Spelling Bee is Jan. 31 for most regions; check www.spellingbee.com to confirm your school’s enrollment deadline. 

School bees are held throughout the fall and early 2022, and regional bees run from February 1 through March 31.