14 SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Ridgewood resident wins $2,000 on ‘Jeopardy!’
BY JULIA MORO
A Ridgewood resident recently
competed on “Jeopardy!” and won
$2,000 aft er fi nishing in second
Daniel Lee, a tutor who moved to Ridgewood
last spring, told QNS he wanted to
compete on the show because he’s been a
fan of trivia since he was a kid.
“It was a chance to put all this useless
stuff I learned in my life to profi t maybe,”
Lee said. “My parents have always been
joking and prodding me to get on the show.”
Lee fi lmed the show in Los Angeles in
August, but the episode just aired last
week, Sept. 14.
Lee competed alongside about a dozen
other contestants and said he had an
incredible experience. He said one of the
best aspects of competing in the show was
the close friends he made.
Lee lost to Matt Amodio, who has won
22 consecutive games.
“It wasn’t too dishonorable of a loss,” Lee
said. “If there are any local Queens fans of
‘Jeopardy!,’ I was happy to represent and I
hope I didn’t disappoint.”
“Jeopardy!” has a weekly audience of
more than 20 million viewers. The popular
show is the top-rated quiz show on
television with a total of 42 Emmy Awards. Ridgewod resident Daniel Lee appeared on ‘Jeopardy!’ Photo courtesy of ‘Jeopardy!’