An assistant professor of law from Natchitoches, Louisiana...

Charlie Penrod

Hey Ark-La-Tex, I'm Charlie Penrod from Natchitoches, home of the Northwestern State Demons. Watch me school the competition, on Jeopardy!

[2010-11-29 Winner's Circle interview]
How does it feel to be the new Jeopardy! champion?
Well it's exciting to be a Jeopardy! champion. It's something I've always dreamed of, and I'm glad that it's finally here, and it's amazing. It still hasn't sunk in. But I'm just so excited about it.

Was there a turning point for you?
I--I think I felt comfortable after the first Daily Double, whenever I was able to wager a little bit more and get that one right. That's when I think my nerves finally started calm--calming down, but before that, I was butterflies all over.

How did you feel about your competition today?
Oh, they were very good, they were very, uh, fast on the buzzer, and, uh, I had two very smart people and I wish 'em the best.

Any messages to the folks back home?
I do. I want to thank my, uh, my high school social studies teacher, Ms. Brenda Robinson, who started me in quiz bowl, and started me get--into the process of--of learning how to answer questions, and without her, I probably wouldn't be here right now.

Season 27 1-time champion: $17,000 + $2,000.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: CharlieP

Charlie appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6032, aired 2010-11-30 Charlie Penrod vs. Tom Zamojcin vs. Allie Hagan
#6031, aired 2010-11-29 Judy Shewmake vs. Kristin Anderson vs. Charlie Penrod

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