Frontlist | She did it again! Michigan author is two-time ‘Jeopardy’ champion with big payday
She’s done it again! A Michigan author is now a two-time “Jeopardy” champion as she successfully defended her title on tonight’s game of answers and questions, the first “Jeopardy” show guest hosted by Katie Couric.
Laura Portwood-Stacer was born in Royal Oak and raised in Livonia. She graduated from Livonia Churchill before graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunication Information Studies and Media. She then moved to Los Angeles where she got her masters and PhD from USC.
She taught Media Studies at NYU before recently moving back to L.A where she’s a self-employed editor and consultant. She has a book coming out in July called “The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors,” which is a handbook that helps people write a book proposal.
Portwood-Stacer took the lead late in the round to end with $15,600. Wierman was in second with $11,600 followed by Yaeger with $10,200. It was anybody’s game going into Final Jeopardy.
Yaeger was so close, answering “The War of the World.” He lost $5,100. Wierman got it right and added $10,014 taking him to $21,614. Portwood-Stacer also got it right and wagered $7,601 for a total of $23,201 making her the two-time champion with $42,601. She will go for three in a row tomorrow night.