This evening, one of our own will appear on Jeopardy! Saratoga native Ian Pickus, who now lives in Rensselaer, will appear as a contestant on the popular TV game show Jeopardy!
In an interview with the Troy Record, Pickus disclosed that it took him 5 years of studying and preparation to ready himself for the Jeopardy! challenge. He had taken the online contestant test 5 times before being called and asked to come for an in-person audition (the next step in the process). And now, exactly a year after that phone call, his television debut will air.
Watch Jeopardy! tonight at 7:30pm on ABC if you want to catch a glimpse of this witty Saratoga native as he faces some tough competition, and see if he wins!
My husband and I are avid Wheel of Fortune watchers, but tonight, I’m sure I’ll be paying more attention to Jeopardy! and rooting for Ian!
Have you ever wanted to be on Jeopardy!, or do you know someone who you think could win?