English Professor on Jeopardy April 28

Bob Kochersberger has taught journalism in the English department at NC State since 1986. He worked for newspapers in upstate New York before turning to the classroom and has continued to write professionally. He wanted to be a Jeopardy! contestant for years and took the annual online qualifying exam every January. In 2012 he passed the qualifier and auditioned in New York City that summer. It took 18 months, but finally he was called to be on the show the first week in February. Watch him compete on the syndicated game show on April 28.

Meeting Alex Trebek. That’s the Jeopardy! answer to the age-old question, “What’s the best thing about competing on a popular TV game show?” Bob Kochersberger, right, on the set at Sony Pictures Studios.

Read the full story in the NCSU Bulletin here.

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