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Kelly Donohue biography: 13 things about Winthrop, Massachusetts man who won ‘Jeopardy!’

Kelly Donohue
Kelly Donohue

Kelly Donohue is a white man from Massachusetts, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is Kevin Donohue and Paula Donohue‘s son. (a)
  2. He attended N. Elliot Willis Elementary School in Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Winthrop Middle School in Winthrop and Boston College High School in Boston, Massachusetts. (a)
  3. He lives in Winthrop. He grew up in Point Shirley in Winthrop before moving to Cottage Park Road in Winthrop. (a)
  4. In 2007, he graduated from Boston College in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in finance. (a)
  5. Upon graduating from Boston College, he started working as a bank examiner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (a)
  6. He is married to Jill Donohue. She gave birth to their daughter Julia Donohue in 2016, their daughter Lily Donohue in 2018 and their son Kevin Donohue in November 2020. (a)
  7. In 2019, he took the online test for the quiz show “Jeopardy!” and passed. (a)
  8. He was supposed to travel to California, USA in March 2020 for “Jeopardy” but his appearance on the show was cancelled due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (a)
  9. In January 2021, he received a call asking him to go to California in February 2021 to tape “Jeopardy!” (a)
  10. He was 35 years old when he became a three-time “Jeopardy!” champion in April 2021. He won $80,000 and helped raised more than $100,000 for charity. (a)
  11. On April 26, 2021, local supporters joined him during a “Jeopardy!” watch party at the Pleasant Park Yacht Club in Winthrop. (a)
  12. On April 28, 2021, more than 500 former “Jeopardy!” contestants signed an online letter, accusing him of making a white power hand signal on the show. (b)
  13. On April 29, 2021, he took to Facebook to deny the accusation related to a gesture he made while on “Jeopardy!” and asserted that he is not associated with racists and white supremacists. (c)



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