‘Jeopardy’ Champion Amy Schneider is up for some friendly competition
This “Danger!” champ isn’t a bad loser.
Amy Schneider keeps in touch with the contestant who ultimately broke her 40-game winning streak — the second-longest in the show’s history — Chicago librarian Rhone Talsma.
“We went out for drinks and he’s a lovely person,” said Schneider, 43, who will be honored Nov. 16 at the Nebula in Midtown at Out100, Out magazine’s event celebrating LGBTQ+ groundbreakers.
The Dayton, Ohio, native of the first openly transgender person to make it to the ‘Jeopardy’ Tournament of Champions, where she advanced to the finals which air next week, also befriended fellow competitor Mattea Roach.
“Mattea, I think we hit it off really well … I would consider them friends at this point,” she told the Post of the Canadian writer, who was on a 23-game winning streak.
The former technical lead, who wants to write a memoir and start a podcast, also has plans with others in the “Danger!” family – to have fun with their knowledge off the set.
“There were a few other tournament participants from the Bay Area, and we all plan to have a trivia night together at some point,” she said.
Schneider, who ranks fourth in all regular-season earnings with $1.382 million, is putting the prize money toward a mortgage on a home with new wife Genevieve Davis, whom she married in a California courthouse in May.
The Oakland-based couple will fit the show into their second, larger wedding, naming tables “Jeopardy”-style categories with themes that have been important parts of their relationship, like Pixar and cats.
Voted “Most Likely Appearance in Danger” in eighth grade, the trivia expert, who was on the show from November 2021 to January, said when she’s recognized, she tends to hear, “My mom’s going to be so excited.”
“Mothers of adult children, that’s my target group,” she explained.
She also made a comparison between trans people and Jeopardy fans.
“The joke was that they’re like trans people. We’re not really many, but we’re everywhere,” she said.
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