Waterford Man On ‘Jeopardy’ Tonight
After taking the online test for eight years in a row, former Watertown resident Jay O'Brien, a current physics instructor at Albany College of Pharmacy will be on Jeopardy tonight.
Jay O'Brien from Waterford, a physics instructor at Albany College of Pharmacy, makes it on Jeopardy. He'll be on Americas favorite quiz show tonight on News Channel 2 at 7:30 pm.
When asked if this was the first time he went through the process to be on Jeopardy he said:
I've always wanted to be on the show. I've taken the online test for about 8 years in a row. I got called to my first in person audition last October, and got the call about a month later.
When asked what his students thought about him being on Jeopardy:
I work at Albany College of Pharmacy. My students knew I was going to be away for a few days after Thanksgiving break, but they didn't know why. I slowly leaked clues when I got back. Those who figured it out were ecstatic.
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A CONTESTANT ON JEOPARDY?
This is what it entails according to Jeopardy website:
1) Qualify for an "in-person" audition by either passing the Online Test or attending another authorized Jeopardy! contestant event and passing the qualifying test.
2) If you pass the online or other qualifying test and are invited to an "in-person" audition, you will then take another 50 question written test. Your application will be judged based on your “in-person” test score as well as your other test score.
3) Everyone at the audition will play a short version of JEOPARDY! - Three at a time, just like on the actual show, complete with buzzers!
4) Participate in a brief personality interview.