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Most Mysterious Jeopardy! Champ Speaks 40 Years Later

Barbara Lowe won in the 1980s, then disappeared from show history

(Newser) - Mention the name Barbara Lowe to a Jeopardy! superfan—and there are legions of them—and you might get an earful. As Claire McNear's deep dive in the Ringer explains, Lowe is the game show's "most enigmatic" champion. She won five games in 1986, which at the...

Jeopardy! Pilloried Over Brian Laundrie Clue

It referenced his final days in the Myakkahatchee Creek area

(Newser) - Celebrity Jeopardy! tested contestants on Sunday with a category related to the letter "A"—and of the thousands of clues it could have offered related to alligators, it opted to go with one involving dead fugitive Brian Laundrie. WFLA reports actors John Michael Higgins, Wil Wheaton, and Joel...

Jeopardy! Fans Again Ticked at Ken Jennings' Decision
Jeopardy! Fans
Again Ticked
at Ken Jennings'

Jeopardy! Fans Again Ticked at Ken Jennings' Decision

They say co-host accepted 'illegible' answer, allowing reigning champ to win again

(Newser) - Days after being accused of sexism , Jeopardy! co-host Ken Jennings has run afoul of fans again. On Monday's episode, at the start of Jennings' second week in the official co-host role, he accepted a written answer to a Final Jeopardy! clue that onlookers described as illegible. The clue was,...

In His First Week, Ken Jennings Sparks Jeopardy! Controversy

He allows reigning champ to correct himself, doesn't let challenger do the same

(Newser) - It didn't take Ken Jennings long to run into a Jeopardy! controversy. In his first week as one of the two official new co-hosts of the game show, Jennings took the unusual step of allowing a contestant to correct an answer—and then followed that up, in the same...

A Jeopardy! Decision: 'There Is White Smoke Over Culver City'

Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings named official 'Jeopardy!' hosts

(Newser) - Jeopardy! has finally landed on who will permanently helm the show, and the decision won't come as a big shock. "It’s official! There is white smoke over Culver City," tweeted Ken Jennings in sharing the announcement that he and fellow temporary co-host Mayim Bialik are staying...

This Hasn't Happened on Jeopardy! Since 2020

Contestant Mattea Roach had solo final round

(Newser) - The final round of a Jeopardy! match this week saw a rare occurrence happen for the first time in the post-Alex Trebek era. Canadian contestant Mattea Roach was the only player still in the game for Final Jeopardy after the other two contestants finished the second round with a negative...

Jeopardy! Champ Announces a 'Nerve-Wracking' Move
Jeopardy! Champ
Has More Big News

Jeopardy! Champ Has More Big News

Amy Schneider is engaged

(Newser) - Update: Congratulations are in order for Amy Schneider, but not for anything Jeopardy!-related this time. The game show champ is engaged to partner Genevieve Davis, Page Six reports. Schneider revealed the news on Instagram , writing, "She said yes! Well, actually I said yes, but then I wanted to...

Yet Another Big Moment for Jeopardy! Champ
Win Streak
Is Over

Jeopardy! Champ's Win Streak Is Over

Amy Schneider has second-most wins of any player

(Newser) - Update: Just after ascending to the No. 2 spot in the history of Jeopardy! champions, Amy Schneider's winning streak is over. After winning 40 consecutive games, Schneider on Wednesday's show lost to Rhone Talsma, who correctly questioned an answer about Bangladesh, the AP reports. Schneider said that while...

Jeopardy! Champ Cracks Another Milestone

Amy Schneider only the 4th player to reach $1M in earnings in regular play

(Newser) - Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider is adding to her list of bragging rights and admirers. Already the highest-earning female contestant in the quiz show's history and the woman with the longest winning streak, on Friday she became one of only four Jeopardy! players to reach seven figures in regular-season winnings....

Jeopardy! Champ Says She's Doing 'Fine' After Robbery

Amy Schneider says she lost phone, credit cards

(Newser) - On TV, Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider had a great start to the year—in the episode that aired Monday, she won her 24th straight game, a record for a woman. But Jeopardy! is taped in advance and in real life, she had a rough day, People reports. "So, first...

He Missed Jeopardy! Clue About Her, Gets a Do-Over

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul forgives state resident Ben Walthall

(Newser) - A New York resident who was stumped by a Jeopardy! question about his state's governor got a do-over Friday, joining Gov. Kathy Hochul's virtual COVID-19 briefing to tell her he knows who she is now. “Here in New York we actually believe in second chances,” Hochul...

Jeopardy! Champ Breaking New Ground
Breaks More
New Ground

Jeopardy! Champ Breaks More New Ground

Trans contestant Amy Schneider has won 21 straight games, most ever by a woman

(Newser) - Update: Still going. Jeopardy! contestant Amy Schneider has now won 21 games in a row, the most ever by a woman, report the Washington Post . She also collected more than $800,000 during the run, the fourth-largest sum overall in regular play. Schneider is transgender, and she is the first...

Jeopardy! Settles on Co-Hosts for Rest of the Season

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to split the duties

(Newser) - Update: Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to co-host Jeopardy! for the remainder of the current season, the iconic game show's 38th. Michael Davies, who replaced Mike Richards as executive producer, will also continue in that role, the show announced. The season runs until July 29, 2022, Deadline...

Remarkable Win Streak on Jeopardy! Finally Ends

Matt Amodio has 2nd-longest streak and 4th-highest total earnings

(Newser) - The second-longest winning streak in Jeopardy! history has come to an end. Jonathan Fisher was crowned champion on Monday, ending Matt Amodio's impressive 38-game winning streak. Only Jeopardy! legend and current co-host Ken Jennings has won more consecutive games with 74. "Everybody's so smart and so competent...

Blink and You'll Miss Mike Richards' Jeopardy! Episodes

He's out as host (and executive producer), but shows already taped with him began airing Monday

(Newser) - The very brief Mike Richards era on Jeopardy! began Monday as the beleaguered game show dealt with the embarrassment of opening its 38th season with a host that its fans already know is toast. Richards stepped down as Alex Trebek's replacement on Aug. 20, then was ousted as the...

Ousted Jeopardy! Host Loses His Other Job

Mike Richards is out as executive producer of the show, too

(Newser) - Mike Richards probably wishes he’d never ventured on stage. Before this summer, Richards was a guy nobody had ever heard of. Sure, he was a game show executive producer, working for Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, but how many of those can the average TV watcher name? Then, he...

Mayim Bialik Now Facing Calls to Resign From Jeopardy!

Actor, podcaster under fire for past comments on parenting, vaccines

(Newser) - Executive producer Mike Richards resigned as permanent host of Jeopardy! last week, after only a day of filming, over newly resurfaced comments about women and Jews, leaving Mayim Bialik, selected as permanent host for prime-time specials, in the role of interim host. But as EJ Dickson writes at Rolling Stone ...

Jeopardy! Is Bringing Back Guest Hosts

Mayim Bialik will return for 15 episodes

(Newser) - After the "permanent" replacement for Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek lasted just one day of filming , the show is apparently back to square one in its search for a worthy successor. Sony Pictures Television said Monday that Mayim Bialik— selected earlier this month to host Jeopardy! specials while regular hosting...

Jeopardy! Host Mike Richards Quits Amid Controversy

He became the new nightly host less than 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - Jeopardy! needs a new host again. Mike Richards, who was chosen to host the nightly broadcast less than two weeks ago, has resigned amid controversy, reports USA Today . Richards came under fire over newly resurfaced comments he made several years ago on his podcast that were seen as derogatory toward...

New Jeopardy! Host Now Has Old Podcast Remarks to Explain

Mike Richards' 2013-'14 comments on women, Jews, and Haiti are raising eyebrows

(Newser) - When it was revealed earlier this month that Mike Richards, the new permanent host of the regular version of Jeopardy!, had been named in discrimination lawsuits during his time as a producer on The Price Is Right, he insisted that those complaints "[do] not reflect the reality of who...

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