Forty-game winner Amy Schneider capped her big year by winning a hard-fought Jeopardy tournament of champions in an episode that aired Monday.
Champion Amy Schneider’s dazzling streak on the syndicated quiz show is over, snapped by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money.
Reigning Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider is coming for Ken Jennings’ hall-of-fame spot. She may have a long way to go, but on Monday, Schneider claimed her 39th victory, making her the contestant with the second-most consecutive wins in the game show’s history. Only Jennings, who newly took over hosting duties from the late Alex Trebek, has a longer winning streak, notching an unprecedented 74 back-to-back triumphs in 2004.
If she manages one more victory on Monday’s episode, the current Jeopardy phenom, Amy Schneider, will surpass Matt Amodio’s 38-game streak, making her the contestant with the second highest number of consecutive wins in the show’s history.
On Friday’s episode, Schneider crossed the coveted seven-figure benchmark after notching her 28th consecutive victory. Her total now stands at $1,019,001.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Reigning “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider was robbed at gunpoint over New Year’s weekend in Oakland, California. Schneider, an Oakland resident, tweeted about the robbery to her 52,000 followers, saying she was shaken up but otherwise OK. “Hi all! So first off: I’m fine. But I got robbed yesterday, lost my ID, […]
The Dayton, Ohio, native continued her history-making run on Tuesday, winning her 20th straight game and pushing her overall earnings to $768,600.