Dear danger! Cast member “abruptly leaves” as fans and contestants lament “the end of an era.”

JEOPARDY! candidate coordinator Corina Nusu is reportedly no longer with the game show.

Corina cast every player and calmed their nerves once they passed their auditions and made it onto the stage – she was with Jeopardy! since 2005.

Corina Nusu, the candidate coordinator for Jeopardy! since 2005, has reportedly retired


Corina Nusu, the candidate coordinator for Jeopardy! since 2005, has reportedly retiredCredit: Danger!
Fans and contestants called her departure the


Fans and contestants called her departure the “end of an era”Credit: Danger!

The main exit was discovered by a Reddit user this week.

You saw Corina in the online credits of Jeopardy! was implicitly not listed as a competition coordinator.

They wrote in the internet post: “I noticed a noticeable change to the website of the full crew of Jeopardy! noted: Corina’s name has been removed.”

They claimed that “an unnamed officer has since confirmed their departure.”

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The Redditor continued, “One team member remains as candidate coordinator: Laura Guili, who joined in 2019.”

The US Sun has also reached out for comment – Corina’s departure was not announced by the show.

It’s unclear if the Jeopardy! listed candidate coordinator will assume the all-important role forever.


Champions like Mattea Roach (23 wins), Amy Schneider (40 wins) and Cris Pannullo (21 wins) might not have achieved fame or a small fortune without Corina.

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She headlined the auditions of Jeopardy! and selected all of the approximately 400 candidates per year to compete via the Anytime Test. which she was now doing remotely via Zoom.

“It’s been so wonderful to still be doing those auditions,” she said in a 2020 video. “Our hope and goal is to bring in great candidates for the show.”

After the 15-minute Anytime test: “We get these results,” explained Corina.

She then did a “group zoom call” of those who passed, and finally did a second Zoom audition, which consisted of a mock gameplay session to eventually make it onto the game show.

“We try to make the audition as fun as possible,” Corina said in the video.

However, the job of the candidate coordinator does not end with the audition.

Corina was also there for the candidates in the studio when they managed to support them with whatever they needed.


A former contestant wrote in the news: “Corina is such an inspirational figure to me. She is as influential a part of my experience as Alex Trebek.”

“When we were there for our Tournament of Champions during the pandemic, their professionalism and dedication assured me we were still in good hands, and their warmth and kindness towards us all encouraged and motivated me to do my best.”

“She was outstanding at what she did and a huge part of my Jeopardy! journey. I wish her continued success in all her future endeavors.”

Another wrote: “The end of an era! Corina was the best! I hope she’s happy wherever she ends up.”

A third replied: “Absolute queen. The best in the business. She coordinates the contestants when we’re on stage and is the one who keeps us from running away from one of the most terrifying moments of our lives.

She’s a boss who had the perfect balance of kindness and firmness. Thank you Korina!”

A fourth wrote: “Wow. What a great thing of all time. It’s hard to remember Jeopardy! without thinking about them. I hope she has great things on the horizon!”

A fifth simply posted: “Noooo” and a sixth: “I know Maggie [Speak] I retired a few years ago and now that Corina is moving on too, I just hope her successors are just as good at ‘client relations’.”

Others recalled her famous catchphrases like “Shake it off” and “Keep smiling, keep shining”.

Corina also now held rare regional personal auditions; The latest took place in Washington DC last September and was attended by The US Sun.


Maggie Speak was also a popular candidate coordinator and retired in 2020.

Maggie joined in the ’90s and also tested the applicants before they made it onto the big stage.

After 25 years of danger! wrote on Facebook: “Join us as we wish Maggie Speak a happy retirement! Thank you for all the years of candidate magic.”

Two-time $61,000 winner Dennis Golin in 2015 exclusively told The US Sun about Maggie: “In the green room I met the other contestants, they explained the rules and the contestant coordinator was so great.”

“She was like, ‘Just in case you’re a little nervous, here’s a shirtless pic of Alex Trebek that I take everywhere.'”

This is also coming after Jeopardy! the legendary Clue Crew canceled in 2022 after 21 years.

The roving group of producers read video hints from around the world. One of its members, Sarah Whitcomb Foss, is now the top producer on Jeopardy!.

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The Clue crew was the brainchild of host Alex, who tragically passed away in 2020.

After his exit, the executive producer role became a scandal when 20-year-old EP Harry Friedman quit, leading to the disgraced Mike Richards and eventually current EP Michael Davies.

Corina Nusu [seen above in September 2022] all Jeopardy tested! Applicants in person and via Zoom


Corina Nusu [seen above in September 2022] all Jeopardy tested! Applicants in person and via ZoomCredit: The US Sun
She was also there for attendees backstage:


She was also there for attendees backstage: “It’s hard to think of Jeopardy! without her’Credit: Danger!
Jeopardy!'s other longtime coordinator, the legendary Maggie Speak, retired in 2020


Jeopardy!’s other longtime coordinator, the legendary Maggie Speak, retired in 2020Photo credit: Danger!


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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