Nancy Donehower (Jeopardy) Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Wiki

Nancy Donehower

Nancy Donehower is a Retired College Admissions Counselor and Writer from Portland, Oregon. She is currently under the limelight for her appearance on Jeopardy! a game show. In the show, she has won a round against Jonathan Fisher who has previously won many rounds.

Early Life

Nancy Donehower is 59 years old as of 2021. She has not shared details about her birth date with the media. The details about her parents and siblings have been kept private and away from the limelight. She has spent most of her quality time with her family at a young age.

Nancy has completed her high school education but the details about the same have been kept away from the limelight. For her higher studies, she went to Sarah Lawrence College and earned B.A. in Psychology. She further attended The University of Edinburgh. Over there she earned a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Nancy Donehower Career

After completing her education she started working in 1989. She worked as a Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University for 8 years. In 1997 she worked as Dean of Admissions at Reed College for three years. In 2004 she was the Director of College Counseling at Head- Royce School. She worked for 4 years with Head- Royce School. After 4 years she started working as a Director of College Counseling at Catlin Gabel School.

n 2012 she was a College Consultant and Writer at the Donehower College consulting for 6 years. She has retired from working but in 2021 she is seen on a TV series named Jeopardy. It is a Classic game show where the answers are given first and then the contestants supply the questions. She has won $19,400 in the game which is her previous day’s winnings. In the final round, she competed against Jonathan Fisher and became the new Jeopardy Champ.

Nancy Donehower Biography

Real Name Nancy Donehower
Birth Date 1962
Age (as of 2021) 59 Years
Birth Place Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Psychologist
Religion Christianity

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  136 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


College Sarah Lawrence College, University of Edinburgh

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married

Personal Life

Nancy has not shared details about her personal life with the media yet. She likes to keep her personal and work life separate and away from the limelight. Currently, she is enjoying her retired life by appearing on a popular reality TV series. She also likes to spend her quality time with family and colleagues.

Nancy Donehower Net Worth

Nancy Donehower must have earned a lot as an Admission director for various Universities. She is also earning by appearing on the reality TV show and her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.


  • She is a returning champion on Jeopardy!.
  • She will compete against Tyler Rhode a Healthcare Data Specialists and Jennifer Mosher who is a Data Specialist on 27th October 2021 in Jeopardy.
  • Her competitor Fisher has so far earned a total of $246,100.
  • She has written a book named College Admissions without the Crazy and College Applications Essays without the Crazy which is available on Amazon.