Check out who has represented Atlanta on the popular game show, JEOPARDY!

Atlanta librarian loses on Jeopardy, but knows Kendrick Lamar album

An Atlanta librarian who appeared on “Jeopardy!” Wednesday was unable to beat a Colorado music teacher on a five-day winning streak.

Jordan Moore, a Cincinnati native, works at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She lost to Kyle Jones, but snagged 2nd place from Jonathan Lau, an actuarial consultant from New Jersey. 

Moore shined in the “Among Time’s 50 Best Podcasts of 2018” category. She knew it was Kendrick Lamar whose “To Pimp a Butterfly” album was discussed on a season of “Dissect,” and also knew that the spin-off of ESPN’s “Numerical” documentary series was “30 for 30.”

Moore and her wife live in Stone Mountain, close to where Moore volunteers with the refugee service organization, New American Pathways. She also teaches English as a Second Language with the Latino support group, La Amistad.

Moore said being on the popular quiz competition was a bucket list event, adding that she couldn’t believe it was happening until she was holding the buzzer. 

“The experience was particularly special because I brought my mom with me to the studio,” Moore said. “She is a huge fan, and seeing the delight on her face in the audience was as fun as being on the show itself.”

Moore joins the ranks of metro Atlanta contestants, such as a Georgia Tech student who retweeted his haters, the chairman of the DeKalb County GOP and an archivist at the Breman Museum.

The show hosted by Alex Trebek is in its 35th season.

Alex Trebek and Jordan Moore
Photo: Contributed

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