Ken Jennings
Ken Jennings

Host Biography

Ken Jennings is host for season two of ABC's "Celebrity Jeopardy!" airing September 2023. Ken Jennings was named the host of "JEOPARDY!" alongside Mayim Bialik ahead of season 39 in July 2022, after guest hosting the show in season 37 and sharing hosting duties for season 38. In May 2023, he hosted the first-ever "Jeopardy! Masters" tournament in primetime on ABC.

Jennings grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of "JEOPARDY!" In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented 74-game victory streak worth $2.52 million. He then went on to appear in several special "JEOPARDY!" tournaments, including the Ultimate Tournament of Champions in 2005, "JEOPARDY!": The IBM Challenge in 2011, the Battle of the Decades in 2014 and "JEOPARDY!" All-Star Games in 2019.

In 2020, he bested Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer in the ABC special event "JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time."

Jennings is the author of 13 books; "Brainiac," about his "JEOPARDY!" adventures, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller as were his follow-up books "Maphead" and "Because I Said So!" Since 2017, he has co-hosted the podcast "Omnibus" about forgotten oddities from history and culture.

Jennings lives in Seattle with his family.