Who Is Ittai Sopher From Jeopardy? His Wiki & Family Life Details

Ittai Sopher is a digital journalist and news producer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a new contestant on this season of the popular quiz show, Jeopardy!


Ittai Sopher (pictured with Jeopardy host Ken Jennings) will make his debut on the 218th game of Jeopardy this season on 12 July 2023. (Source: Ittai’s Instagram)

In the new Jeopardy episode, he will face two contestants; the previous episode’s champion Justin White, a Director of Orchestra Personnel from Overland Park, Kansas, and Mia McGill, a communications specialist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Justin emerged as a new champion on the 217th game this season. He had a significant comeback after the Double Jeopardy! round and also gave the final question correctly. Moreover, he has a total one-day winning of $14,701.

On the other hand, Sopher is making his debut on the 218th game of Jeopardy this season which airs on 12 July 2023. For him, appearing on the popular game show is a culmination of a long journey that began when he started watching it as a kid in 2010.

So, will Ittai be the new champion of Jeopardy on his debut? Till then, get to know his wiki, age, education, job, family, marital status, and personal life details here.

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Ittai Sopher Wiki, Age & Family: Where Is He From?

Born in the year 1997, Sopher has reached the age of 26 now. He blows his birthday candle in the month of February every year.


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As per wiki, he is a native of Englewood, New Jersey, United States. He was raised in a Jewish family and his parents are Jonathan Sopher and Avira Sopher. His parents have been married since 6 September 1993.

Ittai is accompanied by three brothers named Ehud  Sopher, Matan McGiver Johnson Sopher, and Levi Sopher. Ehud is a freelance director and videographer who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television from New York University.


Ittai Sopher poses in a family picture with his parents and brothers. (Source: Avira’s Facebook)

A Jeopardy fan, he has been watching the show as a kid in 2010. He is a fan of the host Ken Jennings who has 74 consecutive wins on the show. Moreover, he said that he would like to use the winning money to save for the future and also do some traveling. 

His Education Details

Sopher pursued his high school education at SAR High School in New York City, New York. After graduating in 2015, he went to Pitzer College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies in 2019.

During college, he was an active member of the Pitzer community and served as a Resident Assistant, Advancement Ambassador, New Student Mentor, and Orientation Leader at the Office of Student Affairs.

Ittai also participated in a semester-long exchange program with La Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, a university on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador in 2017. Moreover, he earned a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona in the year 2023.

What Is Ittai Sopher’s Job?

Sopher holds the job of a digital journalist and news producer. As per his Linkedin, he has reported, produced, and worked in production on all major mediums: television, radio, podcast, print, and social media. 

Currently, he serves as a news producer at WWL-TV, a CBS-affiliated television station in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Prior to that, he served as a production assistant and field technician at Arizona Public Media.

Ittai worked in news production in Washington, D.C. with veteran anchor Greta Van Susteren at Voice of America, for the special projects team at ABC7 in Los Angeles. He was a

Furthermore, he has a brief experience working as an administrative assistant at the Commonwealth Business Bank and as a p

Is Ittai Sopher Married Or Dating?

Sopher is unmarried and has not disclosed his relationship status in public. Therefore, not much is known about his love life.

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Surfing through his Instagram, he is enjoying his professional life. A movie fanatic, he loves to spent his free time watching movies.