A familiar face in Port Washington will be on television next week as a contestant on “Jeopardy!”
“Nothing ventured nothing gained,” Landmark of Main Street Executive Director Laura Mogul said.
“It was a little bit intimidating and nervous and exciting,” she said of his appearance in February.
Mogul said she grew up watching “Jeopardy!” and had always remembered random facts, which she feels helped her on the show.
“Information has just always stuck in my brain,” Mogul said. “Somehow I’m able to retrieve it. Which is part of the challenge when you’re on the spot and have to come up with the information.”
Every year more than 100,000 people take an online test to qualify for the show.
Mogul said she’s taken the test three times and was always among the 25,000 people who made it to the second round.
“If you meet their standards they call you,” Mogul said.
This year, she finally got to the third round of the process and was one of 250 people chosen to be on the show over an 18-month period.
She said she flew to Los Angeles to film the show in February. The show will be broadcast on March 31 at 7 p.m. on channel 7.
To help her prepare for the show, Mogul said, her husband would quiz her with popular facts. But, she said, that doesn’t prepare someone for the real deal.
“You can’t really study for this,” she said. “I think what it comes down to is you just know what you know.”
This was Mogul’s second time on “Jeopardy!” She previously appeared on the show when she was 18 years-old.
“Now that I’ve been on twice, my career on jeopardy is probably going to be over,” Mogul said. “I’m going to continue working at Landmark and hope my trivia comes in handy.”