Former Fairbury resident Steve Tamerius, a writer for the hit TV quiz show "Jeopardy", won his eighth Emmy award on Sunday, June 19, in a program televised live from Las Vegas. "Jeopardy" was named as Best Game/Audience Participation Show in the telecast and host Alex Trebek was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
A writer for "Jeopardy" wince 1988, Steve said, "Even though it's a cliched phrase, and everyone in the industry says it, it really is an honor just to be nominated. To win is icing on the cake. I've been very blessed this past quarter of a century to work at something I really enjoy. I had some great schoolteachers growing up in Fairbury....teachers who instilled in me a passion for learning and a love of reading."
It's believed that Tamerius, who's been nominated every year since 1991, holds the individual record for the most consecutive writing nominations in TV history with 21.