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Why 'Jeopardy!' Wants...You!

Seen this ad for "Jeopardy!" in your social media feeds?
Seen this ad for "Jeopardy!" in your social media feeds?

The game show “Jeopardy!” has been a staple of American television for more than five decades. The program, which has been hosted by Alex Trebek since 1984, continues to pull in great ratings. But “Jeopardy!” still heavily recruits contestants, despite a large pool of people always eager to compete. Who is “Jeopardy!” searching for to take the show into another decade of success?

Even some of our staff would love to be contestants on “Jeopardy!” But they know it takes more than smarts to make the show.  This is how they train.


Maggie Speak, Contestant coordinator for “Jeopardy!”

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