Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider Reveals How She's Doing After Being Robbed

Amy Schneider has been making headlines as being the highest-earning woman and transgendered person in Jeopardy! history (via We Got This Covered). Plus, Schneider is the first transgendered contestant to make it all the way to Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions. At the time this article was written, the Associated Press reported Schnieder has had 25 wins in a row, earning her almost $1 million. But that hasn't stopped people from sharing transphobic messages.

Schnieder appears to be taking the backlash in stride. On New Year's Eve, she tweeted that she'd "like to thank all the people who have taken the time, during this busy holiday season, to reach out and explain to me that, actually I'm a man" (via USA Today). This tongue-in-cheek response didn't stop there. She went on to say how "[e]very single one of [them was] the first person ever to make that very clever point, which had never once before crossed my mind," USA Today reports.

At the end of 2021, Schnieder looked back on how much her life had changed. A frequent user of Twitter, she took to the platform to talk about how the previous year was the "best year" she ever had. Not only does she have her still-going Jeopardy! run, Schnieder admits that it wasn't the best thing to happen to her in 2021. "Genevieve [Davis] and I started dating, and that's the best thing that's happened to me, not just this year, but in my whole life" (via Us Weekly).

Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider said this on Twitter about being robbed

Things aren't all great for the Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider who was robbed at gunpoint over New Year's weekend. In a Twitter thread, Schnieder apologized to those who normally follow along with her post-show recaps, explaining she was "robbed yesterday, lost [her] ID, credit cards, and phone. [She] then couldn't really sleep last night, and have been dragging [herself] around all day trying to replace everything."

In a statement, Oakland Police Department explained that Schnieder was approached by two people, one armed with a gun, who demanded she hand over her possessions. So far, no arrests have been made, but an investigation is underway (via The Associated Press).

Jeopardy! issued a statement saying, "We were deeply saddened to hear about this incident, and we reached out to Amy [Schneider] privately to offer our help in any capacity." But Schnieder has reassured fans through Twitter she's "fine" but may take her awhile to get caught up on recaps if she keeps winning. Despite how 2022 started for her, there's still a chance Schnieder can keep winning on Jeopardy! and break more records — and boundaries.