"Jeopardy!" Champ Austin Rogers on Working With Alex Trebek

October 16, 2017

The reign of America's favorite "Jeopardy!" champion is over. New York City bartender Austin Rogers' 12-game winning streak ended last Thursday. Rogers shares his secret to success with Cheddar.

"I got beat, I didn't lose. There's a distinction between the two," Rogers tells us, adding that his opponent Scarlett "was just better. I got beat, and that was awesome."

Ultimately, Rogers won $411,000 competing on the show. The contestant says he plans to use his winnings towards a so-called "foundation on future endeavors."

Cheddar Anchors Jill Wagner and Tim Stenovec also put Rogers through a Cheddar-style "Jeopardy!" lightning round, testing the champion's skills in business and technology trivia.