A photographer and attorney originally from Walton, New York...

Christine Valada

Has anyone asked for your autograph or recognized you from your Jeopardy! appearance?
No. People don't ask me for my autograph, but people have recognized me. "Didn't I see you on Jeopardy!?" You know? And, uh, it's been really cool.

What did you do with your winnings from your original appearance?
Uh, actually, a lot of it's still sitting in the bank, but I did go out and I joined Bob Harris's Kiva group, and I am making microloans around the world to make the world a better place.

Having won before, are you more likely to take bigger risks this time?
I think that when you get to the Tournament of Champions, you have to take bigger risks than you do in a regular game. Um, I think there's no downside to taking bigger risks in--in the Tournament of Champions. And there's a real downside to taking a big risk in a regular game.

Are you more or less nervous to play this time?
I thought I was doing pretty well until this morning when I got up. [Laughs] So... at least I slept last night!

2010 Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist: $5,000.
Season 26 4-time champion: $68,703 + $2,000.

Wife of writer Len Wein, the co-creator of Wolverine (and several other X-Men), Swamp Thing, and writer and editor of numerous comic book titles.

Blog at mcvalada.blogspot.com.

Christine appeared in the following archived game:
#5919, aired 2010-05-13 Joey Beachum vs. Justin Bernbach vs. Christine Valada 2010 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.
Christine previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Christine Valada in the following 5 archived games:
#5780, aired 2009-10-30 Christine Valada vs. Roopa Kalyanaraman Marcello vs. Chris Rodrigues Christine Valada game 5.
#5779, aired 2009-10-29 Christine Valada vs. Ed Perez-Giz vs. Sara Kniffen Christine Valada game 4.
#5778, aired 2009-10-28 Christine Valada vs. William English vs. Jennifer Cutshall Christine Valada game 3.
#5777, aired 2009-10-27 Christine Valada vs. Jamison Hedin vs. Imran Arif Maskatia Christine Valada game 2.
#5776, aired 2009-10-26 Johnny Forrest vs. Christine Valada vs. Justin Gilbert Christine Valada game 1.

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