Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight? Jeopardy! is a popular quiz show that has aired in the United States since 1964. The program challenges players to answer questions across a variety of topics, with the first contestant to buzz in and supply a correct answer winning money.
The show’s iconic host, Alex Trebek, has been with the show since its inception. In 2011, IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence system became the first computer to win against human contestants on Jeopardy!.
Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight?
Mattea Roach won Jeopardy! tonight. Roach is a contestant on the game show Jeopardy. She has been invited to tape an episode this January in Los Angeles. Roach answered 20 of 23 questions correctly when she applied to be on the show in 2020.
Roach is from Halifax, but her mother is from Ingonish and her father is from New Waterford. Many of her relatives still live on the island. Roach responded correctly to 20 of 23 buzzes.
She first applied to be on the long-running game show in 2020. This January, she was invited to Los Angeles to tape an episode. While Roach is from Halifax, she has close ties to Cape Breton, N.S.
Her mom is from Ingonish and her father is from New Waterford. Many of her relatives still live on the island.
“We’re proud. We’re really thrilled that people are getting behind her,” said Phil Roach, Mattea’s father, in an interview with CTV Atlantic before Monday night’s win.
“I have to tell you, I don’t know how I would make it through each show if I didn’t know a little bit about what was going to happen. Of course, we’re sworn to secrecy.”
Mattea’s father says her biggest fans might be grandparents Rolly and Patsy MacKinnon in Ingonish Ferry, N.S. They’ve watched Jeopardy! each night religiously, long before Mattea came on the show.
“They have a lot of grandchildren and great-grandchildren… So, to see one of them on TV is a super thrill for them,” Phil said.
Mattea’s father says for how brilliant she’s been on the show, there’s something else he’s just as proud of.
“How well she’s doing with all of the attention because it’s a bit of a whirlwind,” he said. “It kind of can be overwhelming, and it was a little unexpected as she’s won a couple of games to see how the media interest has grown. But she’s really handling it well.”