• disease Aug 30, 2019

    Alex Trebek Completes Chemo, Returns for New ‘Jeopardy' Season

    Alex Trebek has returned to the set of “Jeopardy” to begin filming season 36 after completing a bout of chemotherapy.

  • Illinois Jun 25, 2019

    ‘Jeopardy!' Champ Out of Debut World Series of Poker Event

    “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer finished out of money in his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, a tournament official said. Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold’em event, spokesman Seth Palansky said. Buy-in was $1,500 and Holzhauer didn’t reach the top 281 finishers who will win shares of...

  • Illinois Jun 25, 2019

    ‘Jeopardy!' Champ Out of Debut World Series of Poker Event

    “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer finished out of money in his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, a tournament official said. Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold’em event, spokesman Seth Palansky said. Buy-in was $1,500 and Holzhauer didn’t reach the top 281 finishers who will win shares of...

  • Asher Klein May 30, 2019

    Alex Trebek Shares ‘Mind-Boggling' Pancreatic Cancer Update

    The 78-year-old TV personality tells People magazine he’s responding very well to chemotherapy and the doctors have told him “they hadn’t seen this kind of positive results in their memory.” Trebek says some of the tumors have shrunk by more than 50%.

  • May 29, 2019

    Chicagoan Who Climbed Mt. Everest Speaks Out

    This year, 11 people have died trying to climb Mount Everest, and now mountaineers, including a local man who just climbed the mountain, are calling for change. NBC 5’s Kate Chappell has the story. 

  • Las Vegas Apr 18, 2019

    Naperville Native Sets Another 1-Day Winnings Record on ‘Jeopardy!'

    A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on “Jeopardy!” James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week. Due to the game show’s taping schedule, the records were actually set one day apart, with Holzhauer’s new high score occurring on Feb. 12.

  • Las Vegas Apr 18, 2019

    Gambler Sets Another 1-Day Winnings Record on ‘Jeopardy!'

    A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on “Jeopardy!” James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week. Due to the game show’s taping schedule, the records were actually set one day apart, with Holzhauer’s new high score occurring on Feb. 12.

  • Las Vegas Apr 10, 2019

    Man Wins Over $110K, Breaks Single-Day Record on ‘Jeopardy!'

    A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on “Jeopardy!” on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings. The show said in a press release that James Holzhauer won the episode with a total of $110,914. The previous record of $77,000 was set by Roger Craig in 2010.

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