Mack Brown's daughter wins nearly $23,000 on Jeopardy

A Chapel Hill native and Tar Heel graduate went home with nearly $23,000 on Jeopardy on Friday night.

Katherine Brown Ryan lives in California, but she still calls Chapel Hill home, and she has another current tie to the college town: her father.

Ryan's father is none other than UNC Head Football Coach Mack Brown.

On Friday night, Brown went home with $22,801 after answering the Final Jeopardy correctly.

You can catch Ryan again this Monday, Dec. 7.


Ryan appeared on one of the final episodes that featured Alex Trebek hosting before he died from pancreatic cancer.

Trebek recorded enough episodes to last through December. The game show will then turn to a series of guest hosts to fill in until a permanent replacement can be found.

Jeopardy! airs at 7 p.m. weeknights on ABC11

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