A TV writer from Los Angeles, California...

Lisa Klink

I'm Lisa Klink from Los Angeles, California.

Will playing Jeopardy! in Las Vegas affect your wagering?
No, I--I don't think playing in Las Vegas is going to make me more inclined to gamble. I'm--I'm not really gambler by nature. I mean, my--my big gambling is video poker. You know, 25 cents is about my limit, so I'm not a big risk-taker in general.

What is the most common question people ask about your time on Jeopardy!?
Well, it's not so much a question as a comment. When people find out I've been on Jeopardy!, they go, "You must be really smart." And I'm not sure how to answer that. Do I just say, "Yeah"? I don't know! [Laughs]

Is there anything you'd like to share that you think Jeopardy! fans might want to know?
Uh, I guess the thing that surprised me was that I was able to win games without answering as many questions right as I thought I would have to. There were many questions that I could just not answer, and so it kind of surprised me. I guess I assumed that I would have to get, you--you know, three-quarters of them right. But, you don't really have to.

How has being a Jeopardy! champion changed your life?
Well, uh, when I won the first round of Jeopardy!, when the episodes aired, I was actually on strike with the Writers Guild of America. [Laughs] So, it was great, because I was on strike, y'know, everybody was out of work, y'know, and you--and so to have that, y'know, going on was a nice positive thing to have, and it was nice to know that I had some money coming in, so it was, uh, kind of a bright spot in an otherwise kind of unpleasant time.

What have you learned that will help you in the tournament?
Uh, probably the biggest thing I learned, again, was that you don't have to answer so many questions, and so, if there's something that I don't feel confident about, I don't feel the need to ring in and try and guess, y'know, and potentially lose the money. I have a little more confidence to just wait and hold off on the buzzer until I'm a little more certain of the answer.

Place your bets and tune in!

2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 24 5-time champion: $70,150 + $1,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System.

Lisa's web page with blog and tips for writers at What It's Like.

Lisa's IMDb page.

Lisa appeared in the following archived game:
#5650, aired 2009-03-13 Ben Bishop vs. Lisa Klink vs. Dave Simpson 2009 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3. From Las Vegas.
Lisa previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Lisa Klink in the following 6 archived games:
#5346, aired 2007-12-03 Lisa Klink vs. Heather Mathewson Rainville vs. Brian Baggett Lisa Klink game 6.
#5345, aired 2007-11-30 Lisa Klink vs. Per Milam vs. Ralph Dellanno Lisa Klink game 5.
#5344, aired 2007-11-29 Lisa Klink vs. Angela Janis vs. Adam Swensek Lisa Klink game 4.
#5343, aired 2007-11-28 Lisa Klink vs. Stephanie Lalonde vs. Chris Kozey Lisa Klink game 3.
#5342, aired 2007-11-27 Lisa Klink vs. Heather Fach vs. Andy Anderson Lisa Klink game 2.
#5341, aired 2007-11-26 Kate Swenson vs. Penny Asay vs. Lisa Klink Lisa Klink game 1.

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