‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Matt Amodio Reveals the Key To His Success on the Show

by Keeli Parkey
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“Jeopardy!” contestant Matt Amodio’s successful run on the show has been one for the ages. So unsurprisingly, people want him to share his tips about how they too could be a champion one day.

If you are one of those people, it’s your lucky day. During a recent interview with the popular quiz show, Amodio shared his tips for having success in the game with fans. He did so after he was asked, what is his “Best advice for success on ‘Jeopardy!’?”

Matt Amodio began his answer with one simple word. “Read,” he said.

The 30-year-old then elaborated on his tip for success. “That’s the best advice I can give anybody – read,” he added.

He then encouraged people to spend time learning about topics they appreciate. “If you find it mildly interesting, read more about it,” the “Jeopardy!” champion also shared.

He also encouraged viewers to learn about topics that they aren’t all that invested in. “If you don’t find it mildly interesting, read more about it,” Amodio said.

He encouraged people to do so because, according to his statement, learning more about something helps develop an interest in that subject. “You just need to know more and then you’ll find that interesting, too,” Matt Amodio also shared.

Matt Amodio talked about his tips for success during an interview posted to the game show’s YouTube channel. You can check it out below. His comments about his “Jeopardy!” tips begin around the 35-second mark of the interview.

Matt Amodio’s Winning Streak on ‘Jeopardy!’ Reached 20 Games

The standard-bearer for success on “Jeopardy!” has to be Ken Jennings. During his streak on the show, he won 74 consecutive games. Another very impressive winning streak in the history of the show was the work of James Holzhauer. He won 32 games in a row.

This week, Matt Amodio’s winning streak reached 20 games. His win streak has also given Amodio hundreds of thousands of dollars in winnings. His 20-game win streak has also put Amodio in the company of other “Jeopardy!” icons. With consecutive win number 20, he tied Julia Collins for third on the list of consecutive victories. Also, during his 20-game win streak, he has amassed a total of $678,801.

Unsurprisingly, this is very happy news for Matt Amodio. And like many people these days, he shared his excitement on social media. “Tied with @JeopardyJulia… unbelievable. I would say #Jeopardy dreams do come true, but at this point I’m way beyond anything I dreamt!” Amodio posted to Twitter on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Because of the drama surrounding the hosting position of “Jeopardy!”, Matt Amodio has seen five different host stand behind the podium. And a sixth could be on the way. The five hosts have been LeVar Burton, Robin Roberts, Joe Buck, David Faber, and Mike Richards. Mayim Bialik would be the next host in Amodio’s future.