Brookfield Woman Makes It On Jeopardy
BROOKFIELD---It's estimated at least 100,000 people try to get on the Jeopardy game show each year, and only 1% actually make it.
One of the 1% is former Journal Sentinel copy writer Kathleen Meyer.
"I've never seen myself on TV before," Meyer said Friday night while watching the show on CBS 58. "It's surreal."
Meyer and her husband Bill practiced with a squeaky dog toy on how to perfect clicking in to answer the question.
She says it was still tough because she went up against Drew, an eight day straight champion.
"His reflexes were quick, but he knew all the same stuff I knew, " Meyer tells CBS 58's Michele McCormack.
Things looked good when Drew bet away his cash going into the final round, but Kathleen got the final jeopardy question wrong.
Still, she bet wisely so she finished ahead of Drew in second place and behind Rob, who got his undergrad from UW.
The phone wouldn't stop ringing at her house once the show was over.
Kathleen had several mementos from the show and a real appreciation for host Alex Trebek.
"What struck me is how good he was at what he does, drawing people out, helping them when they're nervous."