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Ken Jennings

Jeopardy! champion & host

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Ken Jennings rose to unexpected fame in 2004 with his 74-game winning streak on the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2020, he won the Jeopardy! “Greatest of All Time” championship and was subsequently chosen to host the show after the passing of longtime host Alex Trebek. He is the co-creator of the Omnibus podcast and the author of 13 books, including New York Times bestsellers Brainiac and Maphead. He lives in Seattle.

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Scheduled Appearances

Arts & Culture

Intelligence in Jeopardy

Saturday May 6

A conversation with Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings. Details coming soon.

Featuring: Ken Jennings

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The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

headliners gala

Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.