Ohio Media Advisory: Avon Lake Man Competes on 'Jeopardy!'

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CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bret Kirwan, a resident of Avon Lake, recently competed on the hit game show "Jeopardy!" which airs on WEWS NewsChannel 5. Viewers can see the exciting episodes featuring Bret beginning this Monday, April 21st, at 7:30 p.m. only on NewsChannel 5.

When asked about his experience on "Jeopardy!," Kirwan replied "It was tons of fun from start to finish. I hope to be back soon."

Kirwan is an officer in the U.S. Navy. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington and Lee University, majoring in Politics and East Asian studies. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing.

Did you Know. . .?

* Jeopardy! has trademark status as "America's Favorite Quiz Show" from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (a registered trademark of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.).

* Jeopardy! has ranked first in Nielsen ratings for the quiz show genre for more than 1,000 weeks, and as the #2 series in syndication for 90 consecutive ratings sweeps periods with nearly 39 million viewers weekly.

* Since its 1984 syndication debut, Jeopardy! has been honored with 27 Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other syndicated game show. Eleven Emmys have been for "Outstanding Game Show/Audience Participation." Alex Trebek has won four Daytime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Game Show Host."

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication.

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