Who Is Jeopardy Austin Rogers’ Wife? His Personal & Family Life Explored

Austin Rogers rose to the limelight after appearing on the 34th season of the popular trivia game show, Jeopardy! There, he became a 12-day champion and eventually bagged total winnings of $411,000 one of the highest winnings in Jeopardy history.

Likewise, he competed in the 2017 Tournament of Champions and reached the semifinal by wildcard. He ended up being the second runner-up and won $50,000.

In 2019, he alongside Buzzy Cohen, Alan Lin, and Seth Wilson appeared at Jeopardy! All-Star Games tournament relay. He was the captain of wildcard-match 2nd-place Team Austin and shared $75,000 split three ways with Roger Craig and Leonard Cooper.

Rogers is now returning to the show for the first-ever Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament 2024.  In this tournament, the champions and memorable participants from the past seasons come to compete once again.


Austin Rogers (pictured with Jeopardy host Ken Jennings) is back on the Jeopardy stage gain for the first-ever Invitational Tournament on 25 March 2024. (Source:

The contestants will compete in nine quarterfinal games, three semifinals, and a best-of-four finals series: the first champion to win two games will be crowned the first-ever Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament champion. The winner will get a $100,000 grand prize and an invitation to compete in the “Jeopardy! Masters” 2024.

Rogers will face two former Jeopardy winners in the quarterfinal episode; Celeste DiNucci, an arts strategist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California. 

Celeste is a five-day champion on Jeopardy! season 22 and winner of the 2007 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. Similarly, Amy is one of the most successful Jeopardy contestants, winning 40 consecutive games on the quiz show. She is also the winner of the 2022 Tournament of Champions.

Austin is excited to be back on the Jeopardy stage on 25 March 2024. He will have a watch party with his close ones at The Gaf pub in New York. 

Get to know Jeopardy contestant Austin Rogers’ wiki, age, parents, family, wife, marital status, job and personal life details below.

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Austin Rogers Wikipedia, Age & Education

Austin Rogers has reached the age of 45 now. He was born Austin Tyler Rogers on 27 November 1978 in Pound Ridge, New York, United States.

As per wiki, he attended Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York. After graduating from high school, he went to Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota, where he studied history and music. Additionally, he also attended New York University but dropped out of college because he could not afford it.

Rogers has performed stand-up and hosted auctions and fundraisers as MC – including a theater fundraiser for several hundred people at Studio 54. Apart from Jeopardy, he was also a contestant on Cash Cab. There, he won $2,400 with one other rider doubling their winnings on the video bonus at the end of the trip.


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A baseball fan, he supports his hometown-based MLB team New York Yankees. While at school, he used to play the viola, violin, mandolin, guitar, harmonica, organ, and a couple of other instruments.

Inside Austin Rogers Family

Austin was raised by his parents at Pound Ridge in Westchester County, New York. His father Rick Rogers was a park ranger at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and is now a Beacon artist.


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Similarly, his mother Peggy Basalyga was a a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. He spent his early life with two brothers  Brendan Rogers and Cade Rogers on a 5,000-acre reservation in Westchester County.

Rogers has been watching Jeopardy since he was a child. After dinner, his family used to gather around the Sony Trinitron to watch the taping of the popular game show. His mother says that he was an inquisitive child, and if he didn’t know something, he would look it up.

The mother and son used to sit together, spinning a globe and marking a spot with their fingers, before grabbing an encyclopedia to research whichever country they landed on.

Austin Rogers Wife: Is He Married Now?

Austin is unmarried and does not have a wife at the moment. He is enjoying his personal life in private.

The 45-year-old has not mentioned his girlfriend or love partner in media interviews. Since winning the show, he has talked with a number of media but has not shared a single hint about his love life.

However, Rogers has shared a hilarious Tweet mentioning his girlfriend back in 2018. He stated that his girlfriend is like an angel in that she doesn’t exist.

Is Austin Rogers Only A Bartender?

Rogers now holds the job as a bartender at The Gaf West pub and restaurant in Manhattan, New York. However, he is not limited to that.

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The Jeopardy champ is the host of the podcast, A Lot to Learn with Austin Rogers. He works as a freelance writer for a variety of online and offline projects including web copy and editing for social websites, real estate, and other industries.


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Besides, he is the author of The Ultimate Book of Pub Trivia by the Smartest Guy in the Bar: The book published in 2022 is a well-written collection of quiz and trivia, including question rounds (with answers).