Yale’s Matt Amodio keeps ‘Jeopardy!’ win streak alive with $35K victory

As the primary week of the thirty eighth season “Jeopardy!” finishes, Yale University Ph.D. student Matthew Amodio defended his crown and carried on his quiz present conquest to a twenty second consecutive sport gained, tallying a $35,400 victory.  The synthetic intelligence scholar beforehand informed Hearst Connecticut that he’s nonetheless getting used to all the eye he’s obtained throughout his time on the present. 

“I’ve been very uncomfortable!” he mentioned in an e-mail of his newfound fame. “I’m an introverted particular person at coronary heart, and perhaps over sufficient time I’d get used to this quantity of consideration, however that point has actually not come but. I nonetheless get chills after I see an article written about me. Me? Me, me?”

Amodio made his first look on tv quiz present, “Jeopardy!” on July 21. Since then, he’s secured 22 consecutive wins, a complete of $775,401 in prize cash and a spot simply behind Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer on the present’s Hall of Fame. 

Prior to the brand new season’s premiere, Amodio’s intelligence drew praise from Gov. Ned Lamont, who informed reigning champion that he was “exhibiting how sensible we’re in Connecticut. Even Twitter gave him a coveted blue test mark and verified his account in mid-August. 

Amodio’s return was accompanied by that of Mike Richards, who was named “Jeopardy!” host alongside Mayim Bialik on Aug. 11. While Richards stepped down from the place on Aug. 20 after controversy surrounding offensive comments he made on a podcast surfaced, Newsweek studies he filmed a whole week’s value of episodes as “Jeopardy!” host earlier than doing so. On Sept. 16, “Jeopardy!” introduced that Ken Jennings will replace Richards for the remainder of the season and be part of Bialik in shared internet hosting duties. 

Amodio will attempt to earn his twenty third victory on Friday night time’s episode of “Jeopardy!” which airs at 7 p.m. on WTNH. 


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