Amy Schneider ends 40-game "Jeopardy!" reign
Why it matters: The engineering manager from Oakland made history as the first woman to win $1 million on the game show and the first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
- Schneider snagged the second-highest number of consecutive victories in "Jeopardy!" history before bowing out with $1.4 million in winnings.
- "The fatigue of this taping was really starting to add up," she told the New York Times after her defeat on Wednesday. "I couldn’t explain it, even to myself, but I just could feel that something was slipping a little bit, however much I tried to fight it."
What's next: Most of her winnings will go toward a home mortgage, she said in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.
- Though she added that she and her girlfriend, Genevieve Davis, plan to vacation in Ireland, and "go to some fancy clothes store and overspend a bit."