‘Jeopardy!’ Record Breaker Amy Schneider Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Record-breaking Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider wrapped up her historic 40-game winning streak Wednesday evening. And while her gameplay has come to an end for now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Schneider has signed with CAA. Schneider is the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy! and ranks as No. 2 on Jeopardy!’s all-time consecutive wins list, with her winnings totaling $1.4 million. In overall wins, the Oakland-based engineering manager is behind only Ken Jennings (74 straight), who took over part-time hosting duties after the death of longtime host Alex Trebek. Schneider’s winnings put her among the top four highest-winning contestants during...
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champion Amy Schneider's pearls have taken on a meaning of their own

While entertaining the nation with her recently-ended but record-breaking run, newfound Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider and her signature necklace-clad look also managed to revive viewers' interest in pearls — even (perhaps unintentionally) building the jewelry a meaning of its own, The Wall Street Journal reports. For one thing, jewelers...
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'Jeopardy!' champ's impressive winning streak ends

(CNN) — It's game over for "Jeopardy!" champ Amy Schneider, but she has more than 1.3 million reasons to be grateful for her impressive run. Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, closed out the show's second-longest consecutive win streak Wednesday, ending a 40-game run. Rhone Talsma, a librarian...
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A Talk With That Cool-Glasses Guy Who Defeated Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

What is … a yellow-hued defeat? After winning an astounding 40 games, amassing over $1.3 million in winnings, and cementing her status as an all-time Jeopardy! legend, Amy Schneider was defeated on Wednesday’s episode by Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago with impeccable taste in eyewear and zippy buzzer skills. The slaying occurred at the end of the Final! Jeopardy round, when Talsma, within reach of Schneider’s winnings, pounced with his robust geographical knowledge; he knew the answer to “the only nation in the world whose name in English ends with ‘h’,” while Schneider did not. (It’s Bangladesh, by the way.) Talsma walked away from the lectern with an even $29,600 compared to Schneider’s $19,600.
Washington Post

Amy Schneider’s gift to America was bringing her whole self to ‘Jeopardy!’

For eight weeks this fall and winter, America turned on its televisions to the game show “Jeopardy!” and learned, in dribs and drabs, about the life of contestant Amy Schneider. She has a cat named Meep, she told guest host Ken Jennings. She works as an engineering manager in California. She founded her high school debate club, but mostly so she could put it on her college applications.

Amy Schneider's historic 'Jeopardy!' streak comes to an end after 40 wins

Long-running “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider lost in an episode that aired Wednesday, ending the second-longest winning streak in the quiz show's history. Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, was defeated by Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, who raked in $29,600 in the latest game, besting Schneider, at $19,600.
Nieman Lab

This newspaper ruined everyone’s night by sending a premature push notification about the winner of Jeopardy!

On Wednesday evening, after a 40-game winning streak (the second-longest in the show’s history), Amy Schneider lost Jeopardy, taking home $1,382,000. Rather: She lost on Wednesday evening East Coast time, as West Coast Jeopardy fans hastened to point out when certain East Coast–based news organizations totally ruined the surprise by sending out push notifications at 7:30 PM ET, before the episode had aired on the West Coast or even in all East Coast markets. (Jeopardy! itself would never do this.)

Jeopardy! Daily Box Scores

We’re all getting more obsessed with stats at Jeopardy!. So, starting January 12, we will publish daily box scores for every single game. Read what our executive producer, Michael Davies, has to say about the data and what to expect. Daily Box Scores:. Click the link below to access...

Ask Matt: Is Amy’s Winning Streak Good for ‘Jeopardy!’?

Welcome to the Q&A with TV critic — also known to some TV fans as their “TV therapist” — Matt Roush, who’ll try to address whatever you love, loathe, are confused or frustrated or thrilled by in today’s vast TV landscape. (We know background music is too loud, but there’s always closed-captioning.)