“Jeopardy!” is in Diane Levinson’s genes. The 44-year-old Astoria book publicist is one of several family members to compete on the popular TV quiz show.
Queens whiz kid Laurie Beckoff came in a little short Tuesday in her match-up on Jeopardy’s College Championship. The 19-year-old from Hollis Hills was the runner-up, amongst two other young geniuses, with a grand total of $13,400.
A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.
Answer: A Queens trivia junkie, “Jeopardy!” champion, singer, mixologist and podcast host. Question: Who is Tony Hightower? Hightower, whose array of interests is matched only by his passion for knowledge, appeared on two episodes of “Jeopardy!” in December after “half-heartedly” taking the popular game show’s test. The 43 year old has harbored a soft spot [...]