‘Jeopardy!’ champion Amy Schneider says she’s fine after robbery

"Jeopardy!" contestant Amy Schneider (R), shown with show host Ken Jennings, is on a streak. Photo courtesy of Amy Schneider/Twitter

Jan. 4 (UPI) — “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider was robbed in Oakland, Calif., losing her phone, ID and credit cards.

Schneider tweeted late Monday that she wasn’t injured in the crime on Sunday, but had to replace the lost items.

Schneider is the first transgender contestant to make it into “Jeopardy!”‘s Tournament of Champions. She will continue with her 25th appearance on Tuesday’s show.

She is “Jeopardy!”‘s highest earning female contestant with more than $967,000 in winnings so far. She’s the fourth highest ranking regular season winner.


The robbery comes after a round of online harassment against Schneider during the holidays.

On New Year’s Eve, Schneider tweeted a partial response to the harassment, sarcastically saying she’d like to “thank” the people who took the time to explain to her that she’s a man.

“I didn’t want to make too much about being trans, at least in the context of the show,” she tweeted. “I am a trans woman, and I’m proud of that fact, but I’m a lot of other things, too.”


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