Jeopardy! Contestant News

Local newspapers often interview people who are about to appear on Jeopardy! before they do, and sometimes, they go talk to them after their show aired. Here are some links to recent Jeopardy! news and local articles:

The Roanoke Times Jen Sosnowski shares her journey to becoming a Jeopardy! champ, including how her husband helped her nail that “Army, Navy…” Daily Double (9/13/17) for an extra $3K.

Grand Island Independent reported on Laura Kelsay’s watch party at the a local restaurant, where she and her friends and family watched her win the first game of Season 34 interviewed current champ Justin Vossler by phone. In addition to talking about his journey to the Jeopardy! stage and his matches, he talked about the Hometown Howdies. LOL!

The New York Times covered the July 7, 2017 marriage of Maryanne Lewell and Michael Townes, Jeopardy! contestants who competed in the 2013 Teachers Tournament (but not against each other). Also, here’s a post from when they got engaged.

The Tribune: San Luis Obispo – Doug Groshart (7/20/17) says “It was surreal, and it was intimidating and super exciting” to be on Jeopardy!

Portland Press Herald: Vicky Smith (7/14/17) was really impressed by Alex Trebek’s professionalism.

UVA Today – Terry Hanlon (7/13/17) is the third member of his family to get a spot on Jeopardy! He shared his study techniques.

Belleville News Democrat – Kelly Lasiter (7/11/17) reveals what it was like keep her winning game a secret until it aired – Although he lives in Los Angeles now, 5x Jeopardy champ Jon Eisenman is originally from Conway, S.C. He talked to his local news outlet about his Jeopardy! experience. (Horry is the name of the country that Conway is in, by the way, in case it reminded you horror films!) There’s also a Q&A with Jon on Daily Report. You have to register to be able to read the second page.

The Deseret News talked to BYU alumna Elisabeth Larsen and BYU senior Brandon Randall about their upcoming appearance on Monday, 6/24/17, when they both will compete against Pat McNamee.

Inside NoVa covered Pat McNamee’s win (6-23-17) and mentioned us.

The Baltimore Sun/Laurel Leader talked with Brittany Franckowiak (6-23-17) about how she fulfilled her lifelong wish to be on the show on her second Jeopardy! tryout

The Fresno Bee – Peter Guekguezian (6/16/17) shares how many times he auditioned, how he studied and his impression of Alex Trebek

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2 Responses

  1. Richard Corliss says:

    Cathy Bloedorn, Mary Beth Hammerstrom and Patrick Dillon came to the wedding. Oh and did Alex came to the wedding as well?

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