KENNETH WAYNE "KEN" JENNINGS III (born May 23, 1974) is an American
game show contestant and author. Jennings holds the record for the
longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show
as being the second highest-earning contestant in game show history .
In 2004, Jennings won 74
Jeopardy! games (in a row) before he was
defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total
Jeopardy! are $3,196,300, consisting of $2,520,700 over
his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, a
$500,000 second-place prize in the
Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of
Champions, a $100,000 win for second-place prize in the Jeopardy
Battle of the Decades, as well as half of a $300,000 prize in the IBM
Challenge, when he competed against Watson .
During his first run of
Jeopardy! appearances, Jennings earned the
record for the highest American game show winnings. His total was
Brad Rutter , who defeated Jennings in the finals of the
Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions (first aired on May 25,
2005), adding $2,000,000 to Rutter's existing
Jennings regained the record after appearing on several other game
shows, culminating in an appearance on Are You Smarter Than a 5th
Grader? (first aired on October 10, 2008), though Rutter retained the
record for highest
Jeopardy! winnings and once again passed Jennings'
total after his victory in the 2014 Jeopardy Battle of the Decades
After his success on Jeopardy!, Jennings wrote about his experience
and explored American trivia history and culture in his book Brainiac:
Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia
Buffs, published in 2006.
* 1 Early life
* 2 Streak on
* 2.1 End of the streak
* 2.2 Effect of the streak on
* 2.2.1 Ratings effect
* 2.3 Media appearances and coverage during the streak
* 4 After
* 4.1 Blog controversy
* 4.2 Other game show appearances
American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
* 4.4 Kennections
* 4.5 Tuesday trivia emails
* 4.7 Omnibus Podcast
* 5 Endorsements
* 6 Personal life
* 7 See also
* 8 References
* 9 External links
Edmonds, Washington , Jennings grew up in
Seoul , South Korea
Singapore (1992–1996), where his father worked for
an international law firm and then as Asia Pacific Division Counsel of
Oracle Corporation . He watched
Jeopardy! on American Forces Network
television while growing up.
Jennings went to
Seoul Foreign School where he completed an
International Baccalaureate diploma and then graduated with a degree
Computer Science and English at
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University , where he
played on the school's quizbowl team for three and a half years.
Jennings attended the
University of Washington
University of Washington during his freshman
STREAK ON JEOPARDY!
Jeopardy! contestants were limited to five consecutive
games. At the beginning of the show's twentieth season (in 2003), the
rules were changed to allow contestants to remain on the show as long
as they continued to win. After this rule change, and until Jennings'
run, the record winning streak was set by Tom Walsh, who won $186,900
in eight games in January 2004.
Jeopardy! appearance, Jennings was a member of BYU's Quiz
Bowl Team. Jennings' run began during Jeopardy!'s 20th season with
the episode aired on June 2, 2004, in which he unseated 2-time
returning champion Jerry Harvey, and continued into season 21. In that
first episode, Jennings's entire winning streak nearly ended before it
even began. The Final Jeopardy answer was, "She's the first female
track & field athlete to win medals in 5 different events at a single
Olympics." Jennings responded with "Who is Jones?", referring to
Marion Jones (the shows were recorded before she was stripped of her
medals as a result of admitted doping). Host
Alex Trebek said, "We
will accept that, in terms of female athletes, there aren't that
many." If the response had not been accepted, Jennings would have
finished in 3rd place, and challenger Julia Lazarus would have won the
game instead. Jennings' run was interrupted by the off-season break in
July until September, 2004 Kids\' Week , the Tournament of Champions
(aired from September 20, 2004 through October 1, 2004), the 2004 U.S.
Presidential Election (aired on Tuesday November 2, 2004, pushing his
weeks of episodes to air from Wednesday to Saturday) and the College
Championship (aired from November 10, 2004 through November 23, 2004).
He did not participate in the Tournament of Champions, as invitations
are only extended to champions who have already been defeated (with
the exception of the winner(s) of the College Championship), which
Jennings had not yet been.
END OF THE STREAK
On November 30, 2004, Jennings' reign as
Jeopardy! champion ended
when he lost his seventy-fifth game to challenger Nancy Zerg.
Jennings responded incorrectly to both Double
Jeopardy! Daily Doubles,
causing him to lose a combined $10,200 ($5,400 and $4,800,
respectively) and leaving him with $14,400 at the end of the round. As
a result, for only the tenth time in 75 games, Jennings did not have
an insurmountable lead going into the Final
Jeopardy! round. Only
Jennings and Zerg, who ended Double
Jeopardy! with $10,000, were able
to play Final
Jeopardy! as third-place contestant David Hankins failed
to finish with a positive score after Double Jeopardy!.
Jeopardy! category was Business & Industry, and the clue
was "Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work
only four months a year". Jennings appeared perplexed during the time
allowed to write a response, while Zerg finished her response quickly.
Zerg responded correctly with "What is
H&R Block ?" and wagered $4,401
of her $10,000, giving her a $1 lead over Jennings with his response
still to be revealed. Jennings incorrectly responded with "What is
FedEx ?", and lost the game with a final score of $8,799 after his
$5,601 wager was deducted from his score. After his response was
revealed to be incorrect, the audience audibly gasped. He was awarded
$2,000 for his second-place finish, which gave him a final total of
$2,522,700 for his run on Jeopardy!. Zerg, whom Jennings called a
"formidable opponent", finished in third place on the next show. The
audience gave a standing ovation in honor of both contestants, and
Trebek called Zerg a "giant killer" as Jennings embraced her.
Jennings' 75 matches took place over a span of 182 calendar days.
EFFECT OF THE STREAK ON JEOPARDY!
Jeopardy! implemented some backstage changes during Jennings' run.
Normally, players only get a short time to practice, but more
rehearsal time was added so that the new players could get comfortable
with the buzzers. Additionally, the person who managed the buzzer
system was changed. In his book Brainiac, Jennings says that the
consistency of the original manager's timing had given an increasing
advantage to continuing players, and that the change made a noticeable
difference in the second season that he was on the show. At one point,
Johnny Gilbert stopped announcing Jennings' total wins
during the show's opening.
On December 1, 2004, the day after his defeat,
Jeopardy! broke with
tradition by having Jennings make a guest appearance at the start of
the broadcast, during which host
Alex Trebek acknowledged his success
and enumerated the various game show records he had broken.
Jennings appeared in
The Guinness Book of World Records under "Most
cash won on a game show."
According to the Nielsen TV National People Meter, Jeopardy!'s
ratings were 22% higher during Jennings' run than they were during the
same period the previous year. For several weeks of the winnings
Jeopardy! was ranked as TV's highest-rated syndicated program.
By the end of Jeopardy!'s 20th season several weeks later, the show
had surpassed Wheel of Fortune in the ratings but Wheel, which is
usually paired with
Jeopardy! in programming, also benefited from
MEDIA APPEARANCES AND COVERAGE DURING THE STREAK
Jennings has received a good deal of American media coverage. After
his 38th win on Jeopardy!, during the summer break between tapings,
Jennings made a guest appearance on
Live with Regis and Kelly
Live with Regis and Kelly . There
Jennings revealed that he had failed to qualify for Who Wants to Be a
Millionaire , once hosted by
Regis Philbin . During that guest
appearance, Jennings said, "
Jeopardy! is a man's game... it's not like
Jennings appeared on the
Late Show with David Letterman to present
Letterman 's "Top Ten List" (Top ten ways to irritate Alex Trebek). He
appeared again on the program on the night his final show was
televised, in addition to interview segments airing that night on
local late evening news programming and on Nightline . Barbara Walters
selected Jennings as one of the "Ten Most Fascinating People of 2004"
for her twelfth annual
ABC News special, which aired on December 8,
2004. While on his media tour following his final game, Jennings taped
a segment for
Sesame Street .
TV Guide featured a segment of "The Top
Ten TV Moments of 2004", in which Ken Jennings' loss placed third. On
December 1, 2004, A with a grand prize of $2,000,000 to the winner,
$500,000 for the first runner-up, and $250,000 for the second
runner-up. Guaranteed prize money was offered to all contestants.
In the final round of the Ultimate Tournament,
Brad Rutter decisively
defeated Jennings and
Jerome Vered , with respective final scores of
$62,000, $34,599, and $20,600. Jennings won the $500,000 prize for
second place, but as a result of the Ultimate Tournament, Rutter
temporarily displaced him as the highest overall winner of money on a
game show. Jennings has said he is still happy with his second-place
From February 14–16, 2011, Jeopardy's "
IBM Challenge" featured the
computer company's Watson against Jennings and Rutter in two matches
played over three days. The winner of the competition was Watson,
winning $1 million for two charities, while Jennings was second and
Rutter was third, receiving $300,000 and $200,000, respectively.
Jennings and Rutter each pledged to donate half of their winnings to
This was the first ever man-versus-machine competition in the show's
history. At the end of the first episode, in which only the first
Jeopardy! Round was aired, Rutter was tied with Watson at
$5,000, while Jennings was in third with $2,000. After the second
episode in which the first game was completed, Jennings remained at
third with $4,800 while Rutter at second had $10,400. The competition
ended with Watson with $77,147, Jennings with $24,000, and Rutter with
$21,600. Below his response during the Final
Jennings wrote on his screen "I for one welcome our new computer
overlords ." It was the first time Rutter had been defeated against
any human player, although the defeat is not on Rutter's Jeopardy!
official record, as the competition was deemed an exhibition.
Jennings wrote about playing against Watson for Slate .
Jeopardy! aired a special 5-week
Jeopardy! Battle of the
Decades tournament. Jennings made it to the finals along with Brad
Rutter and Roger Craig . Jennings placed second, winning a $100,000
prize, and Rutter won first place, securing a $1,000,000 prize.
Ken Jennings in 2005
Taking advantage of the notoriety that Jennings's losing Final
Jeopardy! answer afforded,
H&R Block offered Jennings free tax
planning and financial services for the rest of his life. H&R Block
senior vice president David Byers estimated that Jennings owed
approximately $1.04 million in taxes on his winnings.
In a 2011 Reddit IAmA , Jennings recalled how in 2004 the Democratic
Chuck Schumer and
Harry Reid unsuccessfully asked Jennings
to run for the
United States Senate from Utah. Jennings commented,
"That was when I realized the Democratic Party was f@#$ed in '04."
Jennings has written several books. Brainiac: Adventures in the
Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of
Trivia Buffs details his
Jeopardy! and his research into trivia culture
conducted after the completion of his run. Ken Jennings's Trivia
Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days, a hardcover book, is a
compilation of trivia questions—with 3 categories and about 20
questions per day of the year. Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird
World of Geography Wonks explores the world of map and geography
enthusiasts. Because I said so! is a humorous examination of 'The
myths, tales to the September–October 2010 issue.
According to Variety.com , Jennings and television producer Michael
Davies teamed up as executive producers on a new game show format for
Comedy Central . According to
Comedy Central execs, it was planned
that Jennings would co-host and participate. The series was planned
to premiere late in 2005 or in the first quarter of 2006; as of April
2006, development had stalled, and the show's future remained
uncertain. Jennings explained on his website that "Stephen Colbert\'s
show was doing so well in its post-Daily Show spot that Comedy Central
decided they weren't in the market for a quiz show anymore." However,
as of mid-2006, he was still shopping a potential game show titled,
Ken Jennings vs. the Rest of the World.
Jennings appeared on
The Colbert Report on September 13, 2006. During
the interview, Colbert discussed Jennings's book, Brainiac, and mocked
him not knowing the number of pages the book contained. After Colbert
coined a word to describe intellectual nerdiness, "poindexterity",
Jennings was going back and forth of what is the correct noun for
"poindexter." Jennings noted, as he had done earlier that day on NPR
Talk of the Nation , that since his streak, people "seem to have an
extra-hard trivia question" in case they run into him.
He also appeared twice on
NPR 's Wait Wait... Don\'t Tell Me!
program. In his Feb. 25, 2006 appearance on the "Not My Job" segment,
he answered all three questions correctly, winning for a listener Carl
Kasell 's voice on that person's home answering machine. Jennings
stated, "This is the proudest moment of my game show life." On June
1, 2013, Jennings made his debut as a panelist on Wait Wait Don't Tell
Entertainment Weekly put his performance on its end-of-the-decade
"best of" list, saying, "Answer: A software engineer from Utah, he
dominated the quizfest for a record 74 shows in 2004, amassing
$2,520,700. Question: Who is Ken Jennings?"
Jennings made the news in July 2006 when an article in the New York
Post by Michael Starr criticized Jennings for what Starr perceived as
lack of loyalty and gratitude on Jennings' part, citing an open letter
to the producers of
Jeopardy! and host
Alex Trebek that Jennings wrote
on his blog. Jennings responded on his blog by explaining that the
blog entry was satirical in tone, saying, " knows there's no way I was
genuinely calling for angry bees and ventriloquist's dummies to be
added to the
Jeopardy! format. It's a humor piece, and one which gets
its laughs from the outrageous non sequiturs it proposes, not the
ripeness of its target for criticism." Jennings had already posted a
more serious comment defending Trebek that remains on his website.
OTHER GAME SHOW APPEARANCES
Jennings appeared on the first two episodes of the NBC game show 1
vs. 100 on October 13 and 20, 2006 as a mob member. He incorrectly
answered the question, "what color is the number 1 space on a standard
roulette wheel?" as "black" instead of "red" in his second episode,
eliminating him from the game. (He explained that he did not know the
answer because his Mormon faith prohibits gambling.) He left the show
with $714.29, his share of a $35,000 prize shared among 49 Mob
members. Jennings returned to the show for a special "Last Man
Standing" episode aired on February 9, 2007. He was eliminated on the
final question, which asked which of the three options had been
married the most times; he answered King Henry VIII , while the
correct answer was
Larry King . This episode was the first time
Jennings had a chance at a rematch against rival
Brad Rutter , who was
also part of the mob and was eliminated before Jennings. Ken
Jennings in 2008
In 2007, Jennings was invited to be a contestant on the game show
Grand Slam hosted by
Dennis Miller and
Amanda Byram , also a Sony
Pictures production. The show debuted on
Game Show Network (GSN) on
August 4, 2007, and featured sixteen former game-show winners in a
single-elimination tournament. Jennings, seeded second behind Brad
Rutter, won the tournament and became the 2007 Grand Slam Champion
Ogi Ogas (a second-round winner against Rutter) in the
finals. He earned $100,000 for his victory.
Jennings was a contestant on an episode of Are You Smarter Than a 5th
Grader? that aired on October 10, 2008, which held the possibility of
exceeding Rutter's total game show winnings. After winning $500,000,
enough to surpass Rutter's total, Jennings chose not to attempt the
final $1,000,000 question, which would have deducted $475,000 from his
winnings if he missed it. As is customary on the show, Jennings was
then shown the question to see what would have happened, and he
provided the correct answer. Had he risked his winnings and correctly
answered the question, he would have become the show's second
From 2008 to 2009, Jennings appeared on GSN on Fridays for the trivia
game Stump the Master . Home viewers send questions via the GSN
website. Four callers are put on hold and Jennings selects from one of
the categories. The caller for the category he picked comes on the
line and reads the question. If Jennings does not answer or is
incorrect, the caller wins $1,000 or more. Any time Jennings is right,
the jackpot is increased by $1,000. All callers are given a small
prize, whether they participate on the air or not.
Jennings has appeared on multiple episodes of
Doug Loves Movies ,
Doug Benson , and has won a few times.
Jennings also appeared on two other Sony Pictures Television game
shows, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire , as a frequent expert for the
lifeline "Ask the Expert", and also taped a pilot for the proposed
2009 CBS revival of Sony's The $25,000 Pyramid .
Jennings appeared on Millionaire in 2014 as a contestant during
Guinness World Records Edition themed week, where he won $100,000
after deciding to walk away on his $250,000 question. If he had gone
for it, he would have been right and would have won $250,000.
Jennings appeared on the second-season premiere of
500 Questions on
May 26, 2016 and was eliminated on the fourth question, leaving with
Jennings appeared on an episode of
@midnight aired May 15th, 2017
during the fourth season, which he won. As a result, he served as the
funniest person on the internet for May 16th, 2017.
AMERICAN CROSSWORD PUZZLE TOURNAMENT
Jennings won the rookie division of the American Crossword Puzzle
Tournament (ACPT) in 2006. In his first time competing, Jennings
placed 37th overall. He also served as the award's presenter, becoming
the first contestant to present an award to himself. He has not
competed in the tournament since.
Jennings had a weekly trivia column Kennections in Parade magazine .
In it, five questions are posed and their answers are all connected to
a mystery topic, which the readers are to guess. Parade ceased
publishing the quiz in early 2015, and removed links to archived
quizzes in March 2015. Kennections now appear in the online version of
Mental Floss magazine.
TUESDAY TRIVIA EMAILS
Every Tuesday, Jennings sends an email out containing seven
questions, one of which is designed to be Google-resistant.
Subscribers respond with the answers to all 7 questions and the
results are maintained on a scoreboard on Jennings' blog. At times he
chooses to run multi-week tournaments, awarding the top responder with
all 7 answers correct with such things as a signed copy of his newest
Paste named his
Twitter one of "The 75 Best
Twitter Accounts of 2014"
ranking it at #10.
Jennings was the subject of some controversy for posting a tweet when
he wrote "Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair."
Jennings again faced controversy when on November 10, 2015 he tweeted
a joke about the death of Daniel Fleetwood, a lifelong
Star Wars fan
who died of cancer. Fleetwood's dying wish was to see Star Wars: The
Force Awakens fearing he likely would not live to see the film when it
opened in theaters in December 2015. An online campaign was started on
his behalf and his wish was granted only days before he died. Jennings
said “It can’t be a good sign that every fan who has seen the new
Star Wars movie died shortly thereafter.”
Jennings once more faced controversy when on May 31, 2017 he tweeted
a joke involving
Barron Trump , the youngest child of U.S. President
Donald Trump . According to
TMZ , after 11-year-old
Barron Trump saw
an image of
Kathy Griffin holding a bloody Trump mask, he believed it
was real and screamed. Jennings wrote, "
Barron Trump saw a very long
necktie on a heap of expired deli meat in a dumpster. He thought it
was his dad & his little heart is breaking." After the tweet garnered
controversy, Jennings said, "The joke doesn't mock Barron. It mocks
using him for political cover."
On September 7, 2017
HowStuffWorks unveiled a new show entitled
Omnibus, co-hosted by Jennings and John Roderick , frontman of the
The Long Winters . They will pick topics they fear
might be lost to history and discuss them.
Jennings agreed to a deal with
Microsoft to promote its Encarta
encyclopedia software (which was later discontinued). He is also
engaged in speaking deals through the Massachusetts-based speakers
agency American Program Bureau. In 2005,
Cingular Wireless (now AT
in particular, he moderated (i.e., read questions) at the 2005, 2006,
and 2009 NAQT National High School Tournaments in
Jeopardy! winning streak, Jennings was a software engineer
CHG Healthcare Services , a healthcare-placement firm in Holladay
Jennings regularly competes in
LearnedLeague under the name
Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all,
American game show winnings records
* ^ "Our Attorneys". 27 September 2007. Archived from the original
on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
* ^ A B Jennings, Ken (2006). Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious,
Competitive, Compulsive World of
Random House . ISBN
* ^ A B "About Ken". Ken Jennings. Retrieved 2006-07-15.
* ^ ""JEOPARDY!" PREMIERES MILESTONE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
SEPTEMBER 8, 2003: America’s Favorite Quiz Show Launches Season 20
With Many Exciting and Historic "Firsts"" (Press release). King World.
2003-09-04. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved
* ^ Jennings, Ken (2006). Brainiac. Villard. p. 28. ISBN
* ^ "J! Archive - Show #4657, aired 2004-11-30". Retrieved 9
* ^ "
Ken Jennings Detailed Statistics". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
* ^ Paquet, Paul (January 2005). "Backstage with Ken Jennings".
TriviaHallofFame.com. Cornerstone Word Company. Archived from the
original on 2006-05-13. Retrieved 2006-07-07.
* ^ ""JEOPARDY!" STREAK OVER:
Ken Jennings Loses in 75th Game,
Takes Home a Record-Setting $2,520,700" (Press release). King World.
2004-11-30. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved
* ^ Kimberly Speight (August 4, 2004). "\'Jeopardy!\' Caps Season
on Winning Streak". Archived from the original on October 13, 2004.
* ^ Transcript of Ken Jennings\' appearance on Live with Regis and
Kelly Archived October 14, 2007, at the
Wayback Machine .
* ^ "PBS NOVA: Smartest Machine on Earth". PBS. February 14, 2011.
Retrieved February 14, 2011.
* ^ "IBM\'s "Watson" Computing System to Challenge All Time
Jeopardy! Champions". Jeopardy!. Sony Pictures Digital Inc.
December 14, 2010. Archived from the original on December 17, 2010.
Retrieved December 15, 2010.
* ^ Markoff, John (December 16, 2010). "On ‘Jeopardy,’
Watson’s a Natural". The New York Times. Retrieved December 16,
* ^ "My Puny Human Brain". Slate . 16 February 2011. Retrieved 18
* ^ "Q.: "What is H&R Block?" A.: The Company You Turn to for Tax
and Financial Assistance" (Press release). H&R Block. 2004-11-30.
* ^ Roth, Stephen (November 30, 2004). "Block offers Jeopardy!
champ tax services for life". Kansas City Business Journal. American
City Business Journals. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
* ^ "‘Jeopardy’ streak comes to end".
MSNBC . Associated Press.
December 1, 2004. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
* ^ Jennings, Ken (2011-03-03). "IAmA 74-time
Ken Jennings. I will not be answering in the form of a question.".
Reddit. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
* ^ 2008, Villard, ISBN 978-0-345-49997-4
* ^ "Maphead". C-SPAN Video Library. September 20, 2011. Retrieved
February 25, 2012. , 2011, Scribner , ISBN 1-4391-6717-6
* ^ 2012, Scribner , ISBN 978-1-4516-5625-1 , ebook ISBN
* ^ "Ken Jennings\' Junior Genius Guides". Retrieved March 3, 2015.
* ^ "mental_floss media kit" (PDF) (Press release). Mental Floss
LLC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-07-09. Retrieved
* ^ Nov-Dec 2005 table of contents for mental floss magazine
Archived September 26, 2008, at the
Wayback Machine .. Accessed
* ^ Jennings, Ken (December 31, 2010). "Another year over, a new
one just begun". ken-jennings.com. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
* ^ Martin, Denise (2005-05-24). "
Trivia titan gets series: Comedy,
Jennings prep game". Variety. Retrieved 2006-11-29.
Ken Jennings (2006). "FAQ: Life A.T. (After Trebek)". Retrieved
* ^ "
The Colbert Report - September 13, 2006: Ken Jennings".
ColbertNation.com. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
* ^ "Wait Wait...Don\'t Tell Me!". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
* ^ Geier, Thom; Jensen, Jeff; Jordan, Tina; Lyons, Margaret;
Markovitz, Adam; Nashawaty, Chris; Pastorek, Whitney; Rice, Lynette;
Rottenberg, Josh; Schwartz, Missy; Slezak, Michael; Snierson, Dan;
Stack, Tim; Stroup, Kate; Tucker, Ken; Vary, Adam B.; Vozick-Levinson,
Simon; Ward, Kate (December 11, 2009), "THE 100 Greatest MOVIES, TV
SHOWS, ALBUMS, BOOKS, CHARACTERS, SCENES, EPISODES, SONGS, DRESSES,
MUSIC VIDEOS, AND TRENDS THAT ENTERTAINED US OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS".
Entertainment Weekly. (1079/1080):74-84
* ^ Starr, Michael (2006-07-25). "Gift Horse, Meet Ken Jennings".
New York Post. Archived from the original on August 13, 2006.
* ^ "Dear Jeopardy!". Ken Jennings's personal blog. 2006-07-19.
* ^ "Sense of humor, meet Michael Starr". Ken Jennings's personal
blog. 2006-07-25. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
* ^ "Ken Jennings\'s website - FAQ". Retrieved 2006-07-25.
* ^ Transcript of 1 vs. 100 episode 2
* ^ "
Ken Jennings - Blog". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
* ^ Bibel, Sara (October 27, 2014). "Game Show Legend Ken Jennings
to Play \'Who Wants to be a Millionaire\' on Friday November 14 &
Monday, November 17".
TV By the Numbers .
Zap2it . Archived from the
original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
Ken Jennings on \'500 Questions\': \'Jeopard\' Champ Joins ABC
500 Questions May 2, 2016
* ^ "
@midnight with Chris Hardwick - May 15, 2017 -
#FirstDraftCartoons Comedy Central". Comedy Central. Retrieved
* ^ "Crossed Up by the K in Connecticut". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
* ^ "Kennections: Play
Trivia Puzzles by Ken Jennings". Retrieved
* ^ "Ken Jennings\' Blog". Retrieved 2015-02-12.
* ^ "Tuesday
* ^ Hongo, Hudson (15 December 2014). "The 75 Best
of 2014 :: Comedy :: Lists :: Paste". Paste . Retrieved 26 December
* ^ Ledbetter, Carly (22 September 2014). "
Ken Jennings Of
\'Jeopardy!\' Fame Tweets Awful Wheelchair \'Joke\'". The Huffington
Post . Retrieved 26 December 2014.
* ^ Rothkopf, Joanna (22 September 2014). "Ugh: Jeopardy champion
Ken Jennings tweets super offensive "wheelchair" joke - Salon.com".
Salon . Retrieved 26 December 2014.
* ^ Weisman, Aly (23 September 2014). "\'Jeopardy!\' Champ Ken
Jennings Under Fire For Insensitive Wheelchair Tweet". Business
Insider . Retrieved 26 December 2014.
* ^ "\'Jeopardy\' champion
Ken Jennings shocks
with offensive post".
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . 24 September
2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
* ^ Magilo, Tony (November 11, 2015). "‘Jeopardy’ Legend Ken
Jennings Booed for ‘Disgusting’ Joke About Dead ‘Star Wars’
Fan Daniel Fleetwood".
The Wrap . Retrieved November 11, 2015.
* ^ "Jeopardy\'s
Ken Jennings mocks
Barron Trump on
Kathy Griffin\'s \'gory\' head photo". AOL. June 1, 2017. Retrieved
June 19, 2017.
* ^ Shepherd, Ken (May 31, 2017). "Ken Jennings, ‘Jeopardy’
Barron Trump on Twitter".
The Washington Times
The Washington Times .
Retrieved May 31, 2017.
* ^ "Podcasting Giant
HowStuffWorks Announces Four New Shows,
Expansion of Genres and Fresh Talent". September 7, 2017.
* ^ American Program Bureau Archived 2005-03-12 at the Wayback
* ^ Can You Beat Ken? entry, BoardGameGeek website. Retrieved
January 23, 2014.
* ^ Brainiac’s daughter Ken Jennings. Retrieved on 2006-11-14.
* ^ National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC Archived 2008-04-12 at
Wayback Machine .
* ^ "LL Profile: JenningsK". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
* ^ "Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete
know-it-all". TED talks . Retrieved April 6, 2013.
Wikimedia Commons has