Whether he's exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu or throwing passes with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jimmy McGuire brings a natural enthusiasm and innate curiosity when delivering JEOPARDY! clues from some of the world's most fascinating destinations. Currently in his 13th season with the Clue Crew, Jimmy still loves being a part of JEOPARDY!.
"JEOPARDY! debuted during my senior year of high school and I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined that I would actually one day be part of this American institution," says Jimmy. "I'm extremely excited and privileged to be part of the show's 30th anniversary year."
International travel remains one of his favorite parts of the job; this past season included trips to Switzerland, Singapore, Vietnam, and Cambodia. In addition to delivering clues, Jimmy enjoys demonstrating and donating "Classroom JEOPARDY!" units to deserving schools across the United States and abroad.
"There is no greater joy than seeing the reactions of the recipients," says the Pittsburgh native, who, prior to JEOPARDY!, worked as a segment producer and reporter for a local television newsmagazine after graduating from Ohio University.
Over the years, Jimmy has delivered clues from Israel on the top of Masada, inside Biosphere 2 in Tucson, from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and aboard the America's Cup racing team's catamaran in the San Francisco Bay. He also has had the honor of scouting with the Boy Scouts of America and working with the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
When not filming clues for JEOPARDY!, Jimmy enjoys life with his wife Kim and "bonus" daughter Madison, as well as playing golf, CrossFit exercise, and taking drum lessons.
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