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Medical Writer from Astoria to Compete on Jeopardy Monday

Alex Trebek (left) and Michael Zannettis on Jeopardy (Photo Courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

Oct. 12, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A medical writer originally from Astoria will compete on Jeopardy tonight on ABC.

Former Astorian Michael Zannettis will appear on the television quiz show hosted by Alex Trebek at 7 p.m. Monday.

Zannettis will compete against returning champion Kevin Walsh, a story analyst from New Jersey, and another New Yorker — Barbara Giesser, a neurologist from the Bronx. Walsh has won $42,900 from the previous two days, according to the show website.

Zannettis now lives in California and co-hosts a politics podcast, according to LinkedIn.

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