Season 38 Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from

The main table includes all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! in 2021-22. Thus, they don't take into account Matt Amodio, the winner of the last eighteen games of Season 37.

Jeopardy! is continuing the practice, revived last season, of allowing contestants to be introduced as "originally from" a location other than their current residence, which had been ended in 2016; however, it is being used much more sparingly than in Season 37.

The contestants in the Professors Tournament are listed by the location of the school where they teach.

What's here:

(Credits: Zap2it & TitanTV for TV schedules for each market; John Coryat (yes, that's actually the last name) for ZIP code maps; ThinkTV for a listing of Canadian market sizes, enabling me to rank them properly with the U.S. markets; and Google Earth for county mapping information.)

Updated through Week 42 of Season 38 (2022-07-01).

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayersRegularProf
1New YorkWABC48471
2Los AngelesKABC48471
9Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA27261
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ2727
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO23221
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO1515
3ChicagoWLS1212
7AtlantaWXIA1212
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1111
4PhiladelphiaWPVI1091
28BaltimoreWBFF99
16DenverKDVR871
26PittsburghWPXI88
21Portland, ORKATU77
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK651
27San DiegoKNSD66
29NashvilleWZTV651
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA55
34Kansas CityWDAF55
Toronto / Hamilton44
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP44
50New OrleansWVUE44
53BuffaloWIVB44
15DetroitWDIV33
17Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV33
Vancouver / Victoria33
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD33
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH33
40Las VegasKLAS33
47Greensboro-High Point-Winston-SalemWFMY33
49LouisvilleWLKY33
81MadisonWMTV33
124Monterey-SalinasKSBW321
8HoustonKTRK22
18Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG22
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV211
23St. LouisKSDK22
25IndianapolisWTHR22
33Columbus, OHWBNS22
35Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS211
36CincinnatiWXIX22
37MilwaukeeWDJT22
38AustinKXAN22
39West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF22
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI22
56Richmond-PetersburgWRIC22
60Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN22
69Green Bay-AppletonWLUK22
76Columbia, SCWOLO22
77Rochester, NYWROC22
80ToledoWTOL22
87SyracuseWSYT22
90Champaign & Springfield-DecaturWAND22
103Davenport-Rock Island-MolineKWQC22
107Johnstown-Altoona-State CollegeWATM211
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO11
22CharlotteWCNC11
Puerto Rico11
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ11
31San AntonioKENS11
41Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT11
Calgary / Lethbridge11
58Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE11
61TulsaKTUL11
63LexingtonWKYT11
65DaytonWDTN11
67HonoluluKGMB11
68Des Moines-AmesWHO11
71Roanoke-LynchburgWDBJ11
72OmahaWOWT11
73Flint-Saginaw-Bay CityWNEM11
75Charleston-HuntingtonWSAZ11
89Charleston, SCWCBD11
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ11
97Jackson, MSWLBT11
Barrie / Orillia11
113EugeneKVAL11
117Yakima-Pasco-Richland-KennewickKNDO11
121Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY11
123Peoria-BloomingtonWMBD11
133Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-HoustonWTVA11
137SalisburyWRDE-LD11
139RockfordWREX11
154Albany, GAWSWG11
156Terre HauteWTWO11
161MissoulaKPAX11
164Bluefield-Beckley-Oak HillWVNS11

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayersRegularProf
California83794
New York50491
Massachusetts2323
Illinois1818
Pennsylvania18171
Washington1717
District of Columbia14131
Maryland1414
Georgia1313
Florida1111
Minnesota1111
Virginia11101
Texas1010
New Jersey99
Colorado871
North Carolina871
Ohio77
Oregon77
Wisconsin77
Arizona651
Kentucky66
Tennessee651
Michigan55
New Hampshire55
Ontario55
Louisiana44
Missouri44
South Carolina44
British Columbia33
Connecticut33
Indiana321
Kansas33
Nevada33
Delaware211
Mississippi22
Rhode Island22
Alberta11
Hawaii11
Iowa11
Montana11
Nebraska11
Oklahoma11
Puerto Rico11
Utah11
Vermont11
West Virginia11