ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – People in Albuquerque are finally getting to hear from a local teacher turned Jeopardy champion.
“It’s amazing. I’ve been watching for 35 years, and who knew this is what it would come to. I almost can’t believe it,” Jason Zuffraneiri said.
Albuquerque Academy’s Jason Zuffraneiri wrapped up season 35 of Jeopardy last week as a back-to-back champion. The math teacher walked away with $137,300 after winning six nights in a row.
“I’ve been thinking I would like to move a little bit closer to work. I’ve been in my house for 14, 15 years now, so it might be time for a change and this will definitely help,” he said.
Zuffraneiri will attempt to keep his streak going on Monday, Sep. 9 when season 36 kicks off. That will of course air on KRQE.