Champion Updates

Where Are They Now?

Catch up with the champs!

Remember that stellar contestant who left you astounded? We contacted a few of our most memorable champions to find out what they’ve been up to since appearing on Jeopardy! Watch extended versions of the clips you've seen on TV as well as some informal Q&A you won't find anywhere else.

  • David Madden

    David Madden lives in New Jersey where he is the founder and Executive Director of the National History Bee and the National History Bowl. Following his 19 consecutive wins on Jeopardy!, David holds the title as the second longest-winning contestant in the show’s history. Recently he took time away from his studies to set out on an important journey for charity. Watch David’s story to find out the great lengths he went to in order to raise awareness and money for a valuable cause.

  • Brad Rutter

    Brad is an aspiring actor and television host living in Hollywood, California. Following a series of tournament victories, including the Ultimate Tournament of Champions where he defeated Ken Jennings, Brad now holds the title as Jeopardy's! highest money winner. His success on the show has led to a career change and a cross country move. Watch Brad's story to find out what life on the West Coast is like for a Jeopardy! millionaire.

  • Ken Jennings

    Thanks to Jeopardy!, Ken Jennings is now a freelance writer living in Seattle, Washington. With the show's longest winning streak, and earnings totaling over $3,000,000, life "after Jeopardy!" has changed a lot for Ken. Watch Ken's incredible story to find out how his success on the show has led to endless opportunities.

  • Dan Melia

    Dan Melia is a college professor from Berkeley, California. As a Tournament of Champions winner in 1998, Dan has come up with a lot of correct responses on Jeopardy! Perhaps the most important one... "What is I do?" Watch Dan's romantic story to find out how the Jeopardy! set became a wedding chapel.

  • Eddie Timanus

    Eddie is a USA Today sportswriter living in Washington DC. As Jeopardy's first blind contestant, he went on to win five straight games and compete in several tournaments. How did Eddie prepare for the challenge of being a Jeopardy! contestant, and how did his appearances lead to marriage and fatherhood? Watch Eddie's inspiring story.

  • Frank Spangenberg

    Frank is an NYPD Lieutenant from New York, New York. He was the first Jeopardy! contestant to win more than $100,000 in five days, a record that held for twelve years until the show doubled its dollar values. How did he put his winnings to good use for charity, and why has his moustache undergone a makeover? Watch his story.