About Us

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Kyle Jones rocketed to national (and international?) fame after winning seven games on the popular game show “Jeopardy!” His sudden stardom resulted in literally tens of minutes worth of media attention. Despite the fame and fortune, he remains a humble high school music teacher. When he is not working, or clearing adoring fans off his lawn, he is spending time with his amazing wife and wonderful daughters. And their dog.

Kyle was raised on Jeopardy! It was a nightly staple all through his childhood. His mom was invited to an audition in 2010 (which is a story that he will save for later). He took the online tests all through college and afterward. He auditioned in March 2017, and got the call in June 2018. He is also a participant in the 2019 Tournament of Champions.

Since the age of 16, friends and family have refused to play Trivial Pursuit with Kyle. It really bums him out.

Kyle is a composer, whose music has been performed across the United States. He is also interested in game design and game theory. His dream job is composing for movies or video games. He is, in so many ways, a nerd. 

 

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Emily Brown appeared on Jeopardy! on September 18, 2018, coming in second to Kyle Jones on his fifth win out of seven. She is a pastor in the small town of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Emily has Jeopardy! history on both sides of her family -- her uncle on her father's side, Arch Mott, appeared as a contestant on the December 5, 2000 and December 6, 2000 episodes, winning one game with a total of $12,900 and a trip to Hawai'i as a runner-up prize on his second game. On her mother's side, her grandfather appeared as a Jeopardy! contestant in the Art Fleming era. However, he was unhappy with his performance and didn't tell anyone he had competed until after the show aired. He won a set of encyclopedias.

Emily first was invited to audition for Jeopardy! while in active labor. She had taken the online test some months prior, and while using the clock on her phone to time contractions mere hours before giving birth to her daughter, an email notification appeared on the screen inviting her to audition three weeks later in Boston. Predictably, she did not screen test well in her sleep-deprived state, but a few years later, she had another audition, received the call a month later, and taped shortly after that.

When she isn't pastoring or watching Jeopardy!, you might find Emily training for obstacle course races, writing and editing for Fidelia, the online publication of Young Clergy Women International, or building Lego and playing board games with her daughter (age 4), son (age 6), and stepson (age 15).