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‘Jeopardy’ champ Amy Schneider is up for some friendly competition


This “peril!” champion is not a bad loser.

Amy Schneider is keeping in touch with the contestant who finally snapped her 40-game winning streak — the second-longest in the show’s history — Chicago librarian Rhone Talsma.

“We went out for drinks and she’s a lovely person,” said Schneider, 43, who is being honored at Out100, Out magazine’s event celebrating LGBTQ+ trailblazers, Nov. 16 at Nebula in Midtown.

The Dayton, Ohio native, the first openly transgender person to make it to the ‘Jeopardy’ Tournament of Champions, where she qualified for the final, which airs next week, has also befriended her compatriot Mattea Roach.

“Mattea, I really think we hit it off…I would consider them a friend at this point,” she told the Post of the Canadian writer who’s been on a 23-game winning streak.

Amy Schneider is the first openly trans person on “Jeopardy”.

The former engineering executive, who is looking to write a memoir and start a podcast, also has plans with others in the “Jeopardy!” family – to have fun with their acquaintances off the set.

“There were a few other tournament participants who were from the Bay Area and we all plan to go and have a quiz night together one day,” she said.

Schneider, who ranks fourth in all-time regular season cash earnings with $1.382 million, invests the prize in a mortgage on a house with his new wife, Genevieve Davis, whom she married in a palace California court in May.

Schneider with his wife Geneviève Davis in September 2022.
Schneider with his wife Geneviève Davis in September 2022.
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The couple, who live in Oakland, will incorporate the show into their second-biggest wedding, naming tables in the style of “Jeopardy” categories, with topics that have been big parts of their relationship, like Pixar and cats.

Voted “most likely to appear on Jeopardy” in eighth grade, the trivia expert, who was on the show from November 2021 to January, said that once recognized, she tends to hear, “My mom will to be so excited”.

“Mothers of adult children, that’s my demographic,” she explained.

Schneider invests his prize in a new house with his spouse.
Schneider invests his prize in a new house with his spouse.

She also made a comparison between trans people and “Jeopardy” fans.

“The joke was that they’re like trans people. Actually, we’re not very many, but we’re everywhere,” she said.


New York Post

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