Astoria Resident To Compete On ‘Jeopardy’

Astoria resident Diane Levinson met Alex Trebek during a taping of an episode of “Jeopardy.”

Astoria resident Diane Levinson met Alex Trebek during a taping of an episode of “Jeopardy.”

Astoria resident Diane Levinson will compete on “Jeopardy” on March 20 with its host, Alex Trebek.

Levinson, a book publicist by trade, said flying out to Los Angeles to be on America’s favorite quiz show was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“The whole experience was so much fun, especially hanging out with the other contestants all day,” she said. “Everyone is really competitive and really focused.”

After receiving the fateful phone call to be on the show in December, Levinson said she started studying rigorously.

Some of the subjects she said she studied were geography, battles of the Civil War, bodies of water and vice presidents.

The episode will air today at 7 p.m. on WABC-TV.