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All-Time "Jeopardy!" Champion

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 Ken Jennings Biography

Having 70 game-winning streak on the show, Jennings has become known as the master Jeopardy! player for his amazing memory, unparalleled buzzer technique, and the fact that he has won a record $2.52 million in winnings on the show.

A Seattle native who grew up in South Korea, Jennings watched Jeopardy! regularly on the US Armed Forces TV network, convinced that he could one day be a contestant. Now, with a winning streak that has made him a celebrity, this game show sensation has received much media coverage, having appeared on The Late Show to present Letterman's "Top 10 List" and, during his run, increased Jeopardy! ratings by 62 percent.

Formerly a member of Brigham Young University's College Bowl team in the 1990s, Jennings now writes and edits literature questions for the National Academic Quiz Tournament. Also an avid comic book and movie buff, Jennings's day job is as a software engineer at CHG, a healthcare placement firm.

Since his Jeopardy! streak ended, Ken has become a bestselling author. His books include Brainiac, about the phenomenon of trivia in American culture, Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac, the biggest American trivia book ever assembled, Maphead, about his lifelong love of geography, and Because I Said So!, debunking parenting cliches. For children, he writes a series of Junior Genius Guides full of fun projects and amazing facts.

Ken hosted Stump the Master and Clued In for GSN Live and has appeared in ads for FedEx, Microsoft, Allstate, Cingular, IBM and H&R Block. He speaks about the importance of learning at college campuses and corporate events, and writes about all things trivial for a wide range of print and online publications. He has returned to quiz shows several times since his Jeopardy! streak, racking up three second-place finishes in Jeopardy! tournaments (once bested by the IBM supercomputer Watson). His lifetime Jeopardy!-related winnings total $3,522,700. He won GSN's Grand Slam tournament, which featured 16 ex-quiz show champs, and a half-million dollar prize on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

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Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture

Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture

Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

Speaking Topics
  • The Human Brain in Jeopardy: Computers That "Think"

    In 2011, when IBM developed a supercomputer that could defeat top human players at the quiz show Jeopardy!, computer programmer and quiz show champ Ken Jennings became the first person ever to lose his job to one of these new "thinking" machines. But he won't be the last. Jennings uses his experiences battling IBM's "Watson" as a way to explore the changes in tomorrow's business climate that Watson will introduce: computers that can diagnose disease, provide customer support, perform business analytics... and dominate TV quiz shows, of course.

  • Elementary, My Dear Watson: Playing Jeopardy! Against the World's Smartest Machine

    Ken Jennings, a former computer programmer, best-selling author, and 74-game Jeopardy! champ, was hauled out of quiz show retirement in 2011 to represent the human race against Watson, a super-intelligent supercomputer designed by IBM for one purpose alone: to beat the world's best players at Jeopardy! Jennings' behind-the-scenes look at that epic match poses important questions for anyone interested in or, thanks to Hollywood, terrified by the idea of machines that can reason and learn. Why is Watson such a technological milestone? Does it really "think" in the same way that a human does? What does its remarkable ability tell us about the future of artificial intelligence, and of human intelligence?

  • Who is... Ken Jennings?

  • Nothing is Trivial

  • Can You Put A Price On Knowledge?

News
  • Opinion | Ken Jennings: What Alex Trebek Is Really Like - The New ...

    It was about a month into my 2004 run on “Jeopardy!” that Alex Trebek made me laugh out loud. “And now we come to our returning champion, Ken Jennings,” ...

  • 'Jeopardy!' Legend Ken Jennings on James Holzhauer: 'It's ...

    Ken Jennings: First of all, I'm just gobsmacked by James. It's absolutely insane what he's doing. Like, I thought I had seen everything on Jeopardy!. And this is ...

  • 'Jeopardy': James Holzhauer is impressing Ken Jennings

    "This is something I would have thought was just impossible..." "Jeopardy!" icon Ken Jennings said of champ James Holzhauer.

  • Ken Jennings: Greatest 'Jeopardy!' champ tells all

    Alex Trebek's voice is anything but soothing for 74-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. "I can't watch it the way I used to. I hear the music or I hear Alex's voice and I get very tense like I'm right back there on the set," he says. "I feel the adrenaline spike. So I've got post traumatic game show disorder."

  • Jeopardy's Ken Jennings Is Headed To A New Game Show

    The entire concept of the game show genre is to give average people the opportunity to win obscene sums of money or make fools of themselves in the process. However, Jeopardy struck gold in 2004 with the insane winning streak of trivia champion Ken Jennings. He made television history with his unprecedented number of Jeopardy wins, and now he’s headed back to TV in an attempt to do the same on...

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    Booking fees for Ken Jennings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Jennings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ken Jennings?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Jennings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Jennings for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Jennings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Jennings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Ken Jennings

All-Time "Jeopardy!" Champion

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Ken Jennings Biography

Having 70 game-winning streak on the show, Jennings has become known as the master Jeopardy! player for his amazing memory, unparalleled buzzer technique, and the fact that he has won a record $2.52 million in winnings on the show.

A Seattle native who grew up in South Korea, Jennings watched Jeopardy! regularly on the US Armed Forces TV network, convinced that he could one day be a contestant. Now, with a winning streak that has made him a celebrity, this game show sensation has received much media coverage, having appeared on The Late Show to present Letterman's "Top 10 List" and, during his run, increased Jeopardy! ratings by 62 percent.

Formerly a member of Brigham Young University's College Bowl team in the 1990s, Jennings now writes and edits literature questions for the National Academic Quiz Tournament. Also an avid comic book and movie buff, Jennings's day job is as a software engineer at CHG, a healthcare placement firm.

Since his Jeopardy! streak ended, Ken has become a bestselling author. His books include Brainiac, about the phenomenon of trivia in American culture, Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac, the biggest American trivia book ever assembled, Maphead, about his lifelong love of geography, and Because I Said So!, debunking parenting cliches. For children, he writes a series of Junior Genius Guides full of fun projects and amazing facts.

Ken hosted Stump the Master and Clued In for GSN Live and has appeared in ads for FedEx, Microsoft, Allstate, Cingular, IBM and H&R Block. He speaks about the importance of learning at college campuses and corporate events, and writes about all things trivial for a wide range of print and online publications. He has returned to quiz shows several times since his Jeopardy! streak, racking up three second-place finishes in Jeopardy! tournaments (once bested by the IBM supercomputer Watson). His lifetime Jeopardy!-related winnings total $3,522,700. He won GSN's Grand Slam tournament, which featured 16 ex-quiz show champs, and a half-million dollar prize on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Ken Jennings Videos

  • KEN JENNINGS: ‘JEOPARDY! CHANGED EVERYTHING’ | J!Effect
    Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/JSubscribe_YT Find Your Station: http://bit.ly/2BIOtxc Play J!6: http://bit.ly/2AtJVdT Play JEOPARDY! World...
  • Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings Tells All
    --Ken Jennings, who holds the record for consecutive Jeopardy! wins with 74, is also the author of "Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture,"...
  • Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all
    Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But...

Ken Jennings Books

Ken Jennings Speaking Topics

  • The Human Brain in Jeopardy: Computers That "Think"

    In 2011, when IBM developed a supercomputer that could defeat top human players at the quiz show Jeopardy!, computer programmer and quiz show champ Ken Jennings became the first person ever to lose his job to one of these new "thinking" machines. But he won't be the last. Jennings uses his experiences battling IBM's "Watson" as a way to explore the changes in tomorrow's business climate that Watson will introduce: computers that can diagnose disease, provide customer support, perform business analytics... and dominate TV quiz shows, of course.

  • Elementary, My Dear Watson: Playing Jeopardy! Against the World's Smartest Machine

    Ken Jennings, a former computer programmer, best-selling author, and 74-game Jeopardy! champ, was hauled out of quiz show retirement in 2011 to represent the human race against Watson, a super-intelligent supercomputer designed by IBM for one purpose alone: to beat the world's best players at Jeopardy! Jennings' behind-the-scenes look at that epic match poses important questions for anyone interested in or, thanks to Hollywood, terrified by the idea of machines that can reason and learn. Why is Watson such a technological milestone? Does it really "think" in the same way that a human does? What does its remarkable ability tell us about the future of artificial intelligence, and of human intelligence?

  • Who is... Ken Jennings?

  • Nothing is Trivial

  • Can You Put A Price On Knowledge?

FAQs on booking Ken Jennings

  • How to book Ken Jennings?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Jennings for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ken Jennings, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken Jennings or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ken Jennings?

    Booking fees for Ken Jennings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Jennings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ken Jennings?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Jennings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Jennings for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Jennings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Jennings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ken Jennings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Jennings for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ken Jennings generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mayim Bialik, Kathy Ireland, B. Gentry Lee, David Pogue and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Jennings for an upcoming event.

Ken Jennings Speaker Videos

  • KEN JENNINGS: ‘JEOPARDY! CHANGED EVERYTHING’ | J!Effect
    Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/JSubscribe_YT Find Your Station: http://bit.ly/2BIOtxc Play J!6: http://bit.ly/2AtJVdT Play JEOPARDY! World Tour on Google Play: https://t.co/J2P6b0JLdT Play...
    Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings Tells All
    --Ken Jennings, who holds the record for consecutive Jeopardy! wins with 74, is also the author of "Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture," and he joins David to discuss his time on...
  • Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all
    Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But in 2011, he played a challenge match against...
    Ken Jennings Interview

Ken Jennings Speaking Topics

  • The Human Brain in Jeopardy: Computers That "Think"

    In 2011, when IBM developed a supercomputer that could defeat top human players at the quiz show Jeopardy!, computer programmer and quiz show champ Ken Jennings became the first person ever to lose his job to one of these new "thinking" machines. But he won't be the last. Jennings uses his experiences battling IBM's "Watson" as a way to explore the changes in tomorrow's business climate that Watson will introduce: computers that can diagnose disease, provide customer support, perform business analytics... and dominate TV quiz shows, of course.

  • Elementary, My Dear Watson: Playing Jeopardy! Against the World's Smartest Machine

    Ken Jennings, a former computer programmer, best-selling author, and 74-game Jeopardy! champ, was hauled out of quiz show retirement in 2011 to represent the human race against Watson, a super-intelligent supercomputer designed by IBM for one purpose alone: to beat the world's best players at Jeopardy! Jennings' behind-the-scenes look at that epic match poses important questions for anyone interested in or, thanks to Hollywood, terrified by the idea of machines that can reason and learn. Why is Watson such a technological milestone? Does it really "think" in the same way that a human does? What does its remarkable ability tell us about the future of artificial intelligence, and of human intelligence?

  • Who is... Ken Jennings?

  • Nothing is Trivial

  • Can You Put A Price On Knowledge?

Ken Jennings News

  • Opinion | Ken Jennings: What Alex Trebek Is Really Like - The New ...

    It was about a month into my 2004 run on “Jeopardy!” that Alex Trebek made me laugh out loud. “And now we come to our returning champion, Ken Jennings,” ...

  • 'Jeopardy!' Legend Ken Jennings on James Holzhauer: 'It's ...

    Ken Jennings: First of all, I'm just gobsmacked by James. It's absolutely insane what he's doing. Like, I thought I had seen everything on Jeopardy!. And this is ...

  • 'Jeopardy': James Holzhauer is impressing Ken Jennings

    "This is something I would have thought was just impossible..." "Jeopardy!" icon Ken Jennings said of champ James Holzhauer.

  • Ken Jennings: Greatest 'Jeopardy!' champ tells all

    Alex Trebek's voice is anything but soothing for 74-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. "I can't watch it the way I used to. I hear the music or I hear Alex's voice and I get very tense like I'm right back there on the set," he says. "I feel the adrenaline spike. So I've got post traumatic game show disorder."

  • Jeopardy's Ken Jennings Is Headed To A New Game Show

    The entire concept of the game show genre is to give average people the opportunity to win obscene sums of money or make fools of themselves in the process. However, Jeopardy struck gold in 2004 with the insane winning streak of trivia champion Ken Jennings. He made television history with his unprecedented number of Jeopardy wins, and now he’s headed back to TV in an attempt to do the same on...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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