North Coast Journal staff writer Ryan Burns is nominated for the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting.
Kenneth Burns, the arts and entertainment editor of the Madison, Wisc., alt-weekly, finished second on yesterday's episode of the syndicated quiz show and will not return today. On Monday, Burns took home $21,600 by coming in first place.
On Monday's episode of Jeopardy!, Isthmus arts and entertainment editor Kenneth Burns finished in first place with $21,600. He will take on two new challengers on the syndicated game show tonight. Burns tells 77 Square that his episodes were taped in California in January -- in fact, he happened to have a taping on the day Barack Obama was inaugurated. "I remember at about noon, (a Jeopardy! staffer) looked at her watch and said, 'Oh, we have a new president,'" Burns says. "It was a tense group of people, as you can imagine, but that was a tension breaker."