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'Jeopardy!' to search for contestants at Chicago Black Women's Expo

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Attendees at the Chicago Black Women's Expo at McCormick Place on April 6 will have a chance to see if they have what it takes to become a "Jeopardy!" champ.

Would-be contestants will take a 50-clue written test. Those who pass will move on to the second part of the audition process, which includes practice game play and a brief interview.

"We've had a number of 'Jeopardy!' contestants from Chicago perform well over the years, and we encourage those attending the Black Women's Expo to audition for a chance to extend the city's successful track record," said the quiz show's executive producer Harry Friedman in a written statement.

Those successful Chicagoans include Sun-Times reporter Kara Spak, a five-time champion, as well as Fenwick High School teacher Colby Burnett (pictured below), who recently won the Teachers Tournament and the Tournament of Champions.


John Idler, president and general manager of WLS-Channel 7 (the ABC affiliate that airs the show weekdays at 2:30 p.m.) added: "So many Chicagoans are loyal viewers of 'Jeopardy!' on ABC 7. We're looking forward to seeing some strong female contestants from this year's Black Women's Expo appear on 'Jeopardy!' next season."

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