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 16th 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, a Pittsburgh native, who, prior to JEOPARDY!, worked as a segment producer and reporter for a local television newsmagazine after graduating from Ohio University.
One of Jimmy’s favorite moments from last season (Season 32) was recoding clues at Daytona International Speedway the week before the famous Daytona 500. With that addition, he has now recorded clues at some of the most famous racetracks in the world, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of the Indy 500, and Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.
Washington, D.C., was the venue for two other recent high points for Jimmy: in addition to shooting clues at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, he was tapped to serve an important role during the special tournament tapings at DAR Constitution Hall.
“It was extremely enjoyable for me to greet and warm up all of the audiences that joined us in D.C. for the final rounds of the Teachers Tournament, the Teen Tournament, and Power Players Week. The energy and excitement made it just one of the best experiences ever,” he says.
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.