"This was beyond my wildest dreams going in," said Amodio, who joins Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer as the only contestants to reach the earnings mark.
Mike Richards stepped down from his role as "Jeopardy!" host last month amid a storm of controversy.
Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik are stepping in to host "Jeopardy!" following Mike Richards' exit as presenter and executive producer of the quiz show.
LeVar Burton arrived as "Jeopardy!" guest host with much fanfare and an army of supporters—but he has now had a change of heart.
During his stint on "Jeopardy!" Yale Ph.D. student Matt Amodio has seen a number of guest hosts come and go—including scandal-ridden Mike Richards.
Beloved presenter Alex Trebek, who died in November, served as the host of "Jeopardy!" from 1984 until 2020.
Some people suggested the quarterback may be better suited hosting the game show than leading the Packers after the 38-3 loss.
The 36-year-old won the 2017 Tournament of Champions, but initially played as a contestant back in 2016.
Arthur Chu, who enjoyed an 11-day win streak on "Jeopardy!" in 2014, has weighed in on the months-long search for Alex Trebek's replacement.
YouTube star MatPat, who boasts more than 30 million subscribers across his channels, has shared a video presenting his case for the coveted "Jeopardy!" job.
Holzhauer mocked Richards on Twitter after it was announced that the controversial executive producer was out at "Jeopardy!"
The tweet in question was from 2014 and read: "Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair."
Bob Costas last year turned down the opportunity to host the show, according to fellow sports journalist Jay Mariotti.
Rodgers, who is a self-described super fan of the show, guest-hosted "Jeopardy!" in April for two weeks.
Richards, who is also the show's executive producer, has faced controversy since his name was announced.
Despite much anticipation for his guest hosting stint, LeVar Burton's "Jeopardy!" ratings proved to be disappointing.
Mayim Bialik, an actress and neuroscientist, and Mike Richards, a long-time game show executive producer, speak out about their new "Jeopardy!" roles.
Richards will be the full-time host for the 38th season, while Bialik will host will host primetime specials, tournaments and spinoff series.
"Jeopardy!" is reportedly eyeing Mike Richards to be the permanent host. The choice has been met with a backlash the executive producer is yet to respond to.
Sportscaster Joe Buck is the last in a long list of "Jeopardy!" guest hosts to take the helm of the hit quiz show.
David Faber spoke to Newsweek about his guest stint on "Jeopardy!" and the reports linking Mike Richards to the role of permanent host.
Several celebrities have stepped up to guest-host "Jeopardy!" since beloved presenter Alex Trebek passed away.
"Jeopardy!" has seen a number of guest hosts front the show since the death of Alex Trebek last year, but they may be closing in on a permanent replacement.
The former "Reading Rainbow" host previously told Newsweek that he was "a good fit" to become the permanent host of "Jeopardy!" His fans agree.
After the news broke, Aisha Tyler tweeted: "A: Will never watch @Jeopardy again. Q: Who is, everyone?"
While the show continues to feature new guest hosts, a new poll found that Ken Jennings was American's top choice among the "Jeopardy!" guest hosts so far.
In his first stint on "Jeopardy!" in 1985, Chuck Forrest hit the then maximum five-game win streak, raking in $72,800.
David Faber's a financial journalist, author, and previous "Jeopardy!" contestant who said he studied late host Alex Trebek's style to prepare for the week.
"Jeopardy!" has been hosted by LeVar Burton for the last week. Here's what the "Reading Rainbow" star has said about taking over from Alex Trebek full time.
LeVar Burton was probably the most anticipated "Jeopardy!" guest host—meaning the person taking over from him has some big shoes to fill.