Last Night on Jeopardy!: CNBC’s David Faber Dominates

By Alex Weprin 

Last night was night two of the “Jeopardy!” “Power Players” week, featuring TV news personalities and other prominent Washington DC types. The players were NBA legend and U.S. State Department cultural ambassador Kareem Abdul Jabar, former White House Press Secretary and current Fox News “The Five” co-host Dana Perino and CNBC anchor David Faber.

Faber owned this game, but both Perino and Abdul Jabar were strong players.

Categories in the first round played off of the three players’ careers, including “Lakers” (which was about lakes, not the NBA team that Abdul Jabar played for), “The Five” (about groups of five things, not the FNC show Perino co-hosts) and “Squawk on the Street” (which was naturally about birds, not the CNBC program).


There was no Chris Matthews level of wackiness, though Abdul Jabar got some laughs for asking, “What is X?” rather than the more family-friendly “What is G?” during a clue about movie ratings.

The Final Jeopardy! category was museums, and the answer was “What is the Guggenheim?”

Unfortunately Perino, who works in New York, was the only contestant to get it wrong, and dropped to $0. Abdul Jabar and Faber both got it right, but Faber had such a large lead he couldn’t be caught, garnering $50,000 for his charity.