A foreign service officer originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania...

Liz Murphy

How did winning on Jeopardy! change your life?
Winning on Jeopardy! has really changed my life. Uh, I know looking from the outside in, I didn't move to a tropical island, and I still drive my same old car, and my sister still beats me at Scrabble all the time, but my whole mental attitude is very different. Uh, I--I've--I've seen so much more what can be possible. So many of Jeopardy!'s questions highlight the best of human achievement, in art, in literature, and in science, and really encourages me to try to do the best I can in--in my own life.

How did you celebrate your original run on the show?
Oh, I--I had a lot of great parties with family and friends--um, a really good one in Washington, where I live and work, uh, with a bunch of my friends, and a terrific one up in Scranton with my family also.

Has anyone asked for your autograph or recognized you from your Jeopardy! appearance?
Yes, a few people have recognized me. Um, a few people on the street. Uh, someone at the grocery store--right when I was eating a free sample--very, uh, I was looking very elegant. Um, a few people at work. Uh, no autographs, though!

2010 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 25 5-time champion: $121,302 + $2,000.

Liz appeared on ABC's 500 Questions on 2016-05-27. She eliminated fellow 2010 ToC'er Ryan Chaffee on his question 51. She was eliminated on question 22 by Season 22 2-time champion William Lee and did not win any money.

Liz won $100,000 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire on 2019-05-23 & 2019-05-24.

Liz appeared on The Chase on 2022-06-14 along with Leslie Shannon & Anurag Kashyap and they lost a $180,000 jackpot when caught by chaser James Holzhauer.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: emurphy

Liz appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#5922, aired 2010-05-18 Liz Murphy vs. Nick Yozamp vs. Jason Zollinger 2010 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.
#5916, aired 2010-05-10 Ryan Chaffee vs. Liz Murphy vs. Patrick Tucker 2010 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.
Liz previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Liz Murphy in the following 6 archived games:
#5684, aired 2009-04-30 Liz Murphy vs. Larry Sullivan vs. Jean Cui Liz Murphy game 6.
#5683, aired 2009-04-29 Liz Murphy vs. Julio Alvarez vs. Pat Miller Liz Murphy game 5.
#5682, aired 2009-04-28 Liz Murphy vs. Benny Meyers vs. Megan Lindley Liz Murphy game 4.
#5681, aired 2009-04-27 Liz Murphy vs. Helen Springut vs. Justin Klos Liz Murphy game 3.
#5680, aired 2009-04-24 Liz Murphy vs. Evelyn Chester vs. Peter Latouf Liz Murphy game 2.
#5679, aired 2009-04-23 Melanie Baker-Streevy vs. Liz Murphy vs. Daniel Wilkinson Liz Murphy game 1.

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