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Pittsburgh man to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’ Tuesday night

Natasha Lindstrom
Pittsburgh software developer John Shortino is set to appear on the game show "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek shows off his clean-shaven look on a video posted to Twitter on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek shows off his clean-shaven look on a video posted to Twitter on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

Pittsburgh software developer John Shortino will appear on Tuesday night’s episode of the game show “Jeopardy!”, the show announced Friday.

Shortino celebrated the news on Twitter.

In addition to computer coding, Shortino is a writer and a tabletop gamer, according to his Twitter bio.

Now in its 55th year on television, and 35th with Alex Trebek as host, “Jeopardy!” boasts about 23 million viewers a week.

The episode featuring Shortino airs 7 p.m. Tuesday on WPXI-TV.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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