Atlanta area librarian falls short on ‘Jeopardy!’ Wednesday night

Sarah Trowbridge, a librarian at a public library in Fayetteville, fell short on “Jeopardy!” Wednesday night, finishing third.

She went home with $1,000 after competing in the country’s popular and highly competitive quiz show.

Earlier in the day Wednesday during an interview (at which time she was not allowed to reveal the results of the show) it was clear she thoroughly enjoyed the experience on being on a show now its 32nd season in syndication, with 25 million viewers each week.

“It was one of the most fun experiences of my life,” she said. “They come pick you up at the hotel and everyone is nervous, and you do all of this paperwork, and it’s so much fun meeting the producers, other contestants and Alex (Trebek) of course. It was like being in summer camp.”

Trowbridge, 53, has worked at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville for the past 10 years.

An avid reader, Trowbridge also credits her job for helping her learn a lot - about many subjects.

“Being a librarian exposes you to do many things, answering questions about things you may not have known about and exposes you to a wide area of subjects,” she said.

She said she has wanted to be a contestant on “Jeopardy!” for three decades.

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