Entertainment TV 'Jeopardy!' Champ Amy Schneider Would 'Certainly Consider' Hosting the Show After Winning Streak "Whether I'd actually even be good at it, I don't know," reigning Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider said of potentially taking over the show's coveted permanent hosting gig By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 17, 2022 09:13 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Amy Schneider. Photo: Courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Amy Schneider is rising through the ranks. As the Jeopardy! champ, 42, continues her ongoing winning streak, Schneider told the Los Angeles Times that although she thinks current interim host Ken Jennings is doing a "fantastic" job, she would be open to that coveted permanent hosting position if asked. "It would certainly be a cool experience," Schneider said in an interview with the Times published Monday. "It's a lot harder than it looks. Whether I'd actually even be good at it, I don't know ... But yeah, I'd certainly consider it if somebody asked." Amy Schneider Becomes 4th Contestant in Jeopardy! History to Earn More Than $1 Million: 'Amazing' After longtime host Alex Trebek's death from pancreatic cancer in 2020, the show is still looking for its new permanent host to fill the game show icon's shoes. Jeopardy! has since seen a number of revolving interim hosts, the duties currently shared by actress Mayim Bialik and Jennings, 47, the all-time Jeopardy! champion. courtesy jeopardy inc. Schneider, a software engineering manager from Oakland, California, is currently on a 34-game winning streak as of Monday night, bumping James Holzhauer's 32-day total for a spot as the show's third-longest streak. She's five wins away from dethroning runner-up Matt Amodio's streak, and she still has her work cut out for her in besting Jennings' 74-win record. The Dayton, Ohio, native also become the first woman to accumulate more than $1 million on the show, making her the most successful female contestant and the most successful transgender contestant ever. RELATED VIDEO: Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider Says She Was Robbed: 'Couldn't Really Sleep Last Night' Schneider previously said she's "so incredibly grateful" to have the opportunity to be on the show during a December interview with ABC7. "Hopefully I can send a positive message to the nerdy trans girl who wants to be on the show too," she said. "I am from Ohio where the only trans people I thought of were drag queens or prostitutes," Schneider added. "Seeing other trans women in a good spotlight inspired me to not be afraid of trying to compete in the thing I have always loved." Jeopardy! airs weekdays (check local listings).