Who Is Jesse Matheny From Jeopardy? His Wiki & Family Life Explored

Jesse Matheny is a customer success implementation manager hailing from Huntington, Indiana, United States. He is now a new contestant to appear on the 39th season of America’s favorite quiz show, Jeopardy!


Jesse Matheny says that hearing Jeopardy host Ken Jennings say your name when you buzz in that very first time to answer was just something he will never forget. (Source: Jesse’s Facebook)

In the show, he will face two more contestants; the returning champion, Johanna Stoberock, and Liz Everhart, a subrogation analyst and science teacher from Louisville, Kentucky.

Johanna is a fiction writer and Adjunct Professor from Walla Walla, Washington. With a total score of $6,999, she emerged as Tuesday episode champion after outscoring returning champion Dillon Hupp, and Ian Marquand, a retired broadcaster and State Medical Board Executive from Los Angeles, California.

Matheny has been a Jeopardy fan for as long as he can remember and regards the experience as a top-of-the-bucket list item. On appearing on the show, he said, 

Once you get up there on Alex Trebek’s stage, that was when all the emotions kind of hit and it’s like ‘this is really happening.

Likewise, he has been taking the online test to appear on the show for over a decade. He initially received an invitation for another online test in 2022 and after a series of tests and interviews, he got the formal invitation to be on the show around a month later.

A lifelong learner, Jesse will make his Jeopardy debut on Wednesday, 26 April 2023. He has a plan to attend a small watch party with family and friends on Wednesday to watch himself on television.

Get to know Jeopardy contestant Jesse Matheny’s age, wiki, education, family, job, marital status, and personal life details here.

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Jesse Matheny Wiki, Age & Education

Matheny is 31 years old now. He was born Jesse T Matheny in the year 1991 and his birthday falls in the month of June.

Originally from Huntington, Indiana, he was raised by his parents there. He is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Jesse pursued his high school education at Indiana University Bloomington from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Teaching in 2014.

Growing up, he was a huge fan of history and geography and was a social studies teacher during the initial years of his career. Moreover, he worked on studying his weaker subjects such as mythology and poetry to prepare for Jeopardy.

What Is Jesse Matheny’s Job?

As per his Linkedin, Jesse is a project manager with extensive training and teaching experience. He now serves as a Customer Success Specialist at a medical equipment manufacturing company named Outset Medical.

Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he has been serving in the position since March 2022. Prior to that, he worked as an epic credentialed trainer at Parkview Health, Indiana’s largest not-for-profit healthcare provider.

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Similarly, he has a job experience at Beacon Credit Union where he was an associate financial advisor and member services specialist. He was a f

Matheny was an educator in his early days. He worked as a social studies teacher at

Jesse Matheny Is A Married Man

Matheny is a married man and a father at home. He has been enjoying a married life with his wife Diedre Van Straten for more than four years.

The couple tied the wedding knot on 28 July 2018. They celebrated their special day at a wonderful event in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Moreover, the duo were long-time lovers and got engaged to be married in 2017. They seem to have first met at Indiana University Bloomington which they both attended.

Diedre now works as a Paraplanner at Credent Wealth Management, a financial services in Auburn, Indiana. Besides, she is a part-time server at Byler Lane Winery.


Jesse Matheny and his wife are now parents of a baby girl. (Source: Jesse’s Facebook)

Matheny and his wife welcomed their new family member, a baby daughter last year. He now resides with his wife and a newborn daughter in Fort Wayne, Indiana.