“Jeopardy!” champ Amy Schneider is now flush with cash, so she essentially went all country — as in “take this job and shove it!!!”
Amy’s way too polite to say “shove it,” but she is indeed quitting her job as a software engineer. She tells us the whole “Jeopardy!” experience has been life-changing, and that includes employment.
She assumed the interactions and business discussions she was having during her run would fade away once she was dethroned. As she put it … “That turned out to be completely incorrect.”
She says the emails and meetings have made it clear … there’s more out there! She’s also enjoying the life of a newly-minted celeb.
Amy went on to share what career avenues she’s mulling over …. writing a book and podcasting are at the top of her list. She also says she’s looking for anything educational because that clearly has served her well.
She’s an icon, she’s a legend, and she IS the moment. ✨ @Jeopardamy https://t.co/PTmbawaEQh
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) January 28, 2022
Amy was on a hot winning streak — racking up $1.3 million over 40 episodes! It all came to an end when she went up against Rhone Talsma and lost during Final Jeopardy.
BTW … she addresses the buzz that Ken Jennings was getting nervous she might break his record.