Current “Jeopardy!” Champion Amy Schneider Was Robbed

January 4, 2022 / Posted by:

Bummer news outta the Jeopardy! world. Don’t worry, Mike Richards is still fired. Nope, this is about current Jeopardy! champion, Amy Schneider. The 42-year-old engineering manager from Oakland, California has 24 consecutive wins under her belt, with $897,600 in total winnings. Unfortunately for Amy, something shitty happened to her this past Sunday. She was robbed! No, not on the show (Jeopardy! doesn’t air Sundays, silly!). She was literally robbed in real life.

Amy took to Twitter to share the bad news. She was robbed, and lost her ID, credit cards, and phone:

Usually, Amy live-tweets episodes as they air, but in a follow-up tweet she told fans that she was taking the night off:

Fans rallied behind Amy, sent their condolences, and shared similar traumatizing experiences. Amy is Jeopardy!’s highest-earning woman and the woman with the most consecutive wins. She’s also the first trans person eligible for the Tournament of Champions. In December she told ABC7 News that she was grateful for her wins and wanted to send a positive message to “to the nerdy trans girl who wants to be on the show too.” She added:

“I am from Ohio where the only trans people I thought of were drag queens or prostitutes,” she said. “Seeing other trans women in a good spotlight inspired me to not be afraid of trying to compete in the thing I have always loved.”

Hopefully, Amy can mentally recover from the robbery and replace all her stolen items. I’ve never been robbed, but I have lost my ID, phone, and credit cards on one extremely wasted night out. So, yeah, I kinda know how Amy feels. Except, um, not at all. Let’s just be thankful Jeopardy! doesn’t pay contestants their winnings in cash.

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