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.)

Complete for all of Season 38 (2022-07-29).

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayersRegularProf
1New YorkWABC55541
2Los AngelesKABC52511
9Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA30291
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ2727
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO26251
3ChicagoWLS1616
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO1515
7AtlantaWXIA1313
4PhiladelphiaWPVI11101
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1111
28BaltimoreWBFF99
16DenverKDVR871
26PittsburghWPXI88
21Portland, ORKATU77
27San DiegoKNSD77
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK761
29NashvilleWZTV651
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA55
34Kansas CityWDAF55
Toronto / Hamilton44
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP44
50New OrleansWVUE44
53BuffaloWIVB44
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH44
15DetroitWDIV33
17Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV33
Vancouver / Victoria33
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV321
23St. LouisKSDK33
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD33
38AustinKXAN33
40Las VegasKLAS33
47Greensboro-High Point-Winston-SalemWFMY33
49LouisvilleWLKY33
77Rochester, NYWROC33
81MadisonWMTV33
124Monterey-SalinasKSBW321
8HoustonKTRK22
18Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG22
22CharlotteWCNC22
25IndianapolisWTHR22
33Columbus, OHWBNS22
35Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS211
36CincinnatiWXIX22
37MilwaukeeWDJT22
39West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF22
43JacksonvilleWTLV22
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI22
56Richmond-PetersburgWRIC22
60Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN22
69Green Bay-AppletonWLUK22
76Columbia, SCWOLO22
78Portland-AuburnWMTW22
80ToledoWTOL22
87SyracuseWSYT22
90Champaign & Springfield-DecaturWAND22
103Davenport-Rock Island-MolineKWQC22
107Johnstown-Altoona-State CollegeWATM211
113EugeneKVAL22
73Flint-Saginaw-Bay CityWNEM22
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO11
Puerto Rico11
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ11
31San AntonioKENS11
41Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT11
44Oklahoma CityKFOR11
46Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC11
Edmonton11
Calgary / Lethbridge11
58Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE11
61TulsaKTUL11
63LexingtonWKYT11
65DaytonWDTN11
67HonoluluKGMB11
68Des Moines-AmesWHO11
71Roanoke-LynchburgWDBJ11
72OmahaWOWT11
75Charleston-HuntingtonWSAZ11
89Charleston, SCWCBD11
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ11
97Jackson, MSWLBT11
Barrie / Orillia11
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
California92884
New York55541
Massachusetts2323
Illinois2222
Pennsylvania19181
Washington1717
District of Columbia15141
Georgia1414
Maryland1414
Virginia14131
Florida1313
New Jersey1212
Minnesota1111
Texas1111
North Carolina981
Colorado871
Oregon88
Arizona761
Ohio77
Wisconsin77
Kentucky66
Michigan66
Tennessee651
Missouri55
New Hampshire55
Ontario55
Connecticut44
Louisiana44
South Carolina44
British Columbia33
Indiana321
Kansas33
Nevada33
Alberta22
Delaware211
Maine22
Mississippi22
Oklahoma22
Rhode Island22
Hawaii11
Iowa11
Montana11
Nebraska11
Puerto Rico11
Utah11
Vermont11
West Virginia11