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Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings was named the host of Jeopardy! in July 2022, after guest hosting the show in Season 37 and sharing hosting duties for Season 38.

Jennings grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of Jeopardy!. In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented 74-game victory streak worth $2.52 million. He then went on to appear in several special Jeopardy!tournaments, including the Ultimate Tournament of Champions in 2005,  Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge in 2011, the Battle of the Decades in 2014 and Jeopardy! All-Star Games in 2019.

In 2020, he bested Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer in the ABC special event “ Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time.” In July 2022, Jennings and Mayim Bialik were named hosts of Jeopardy!.

Jennings is the author of 13 books; “Brainiac,” about his Jeopardy! adventures, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, as were his follow-up books “Maphead” and “Because I Said So!”  His latest book is "100 Places to See After You Die," a travel guide to the afterlife.  Since 2017, he has co-hosted the podcast Omnibus, about forgotten oddities from history and culture.

Jennings lives in Seattle with his family.