Keith Williams

Writer, Consultant, and Musician in Brooklyn, New York

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The 2003 Jeopardy! College Champion, I pair a thirst for understanding with a knack for explaining complex concepts in simple terms. Infamous 11-time champion Arthur Chu called my tutorials on The Final Wager "invaluable" to his success.

As a journalist, I write the "F.Y.I." column in the Metropolitan section of the New York Times. I have bylines in several other publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast and Curbed. (Here's my mostly complete list of credits.)

I'm comfortable in other forms of media, too: I've given well-received interviews on NPR, CTV, and CNBC, among others. And sometime before June 2018, add an appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to my game show résumé. (No, I can't tell you how I did.)

Before going into writing, I spent four years at Goldman Sachs, elucidating the changing derivatives market through white papers shared widely, both internally and in the industry. I graduated cum laude with a degree in economics from Middlebury College.

"[Keith's] innovation wasn’t the theory itself but being able to describe the theory in a clear, cogent way so that even a Jeopardy! beginner like me could follow it." --Arthur Chu, 11-time Jeopardy! champion and Tournament of Champions runner-up

  • Education
    • Middlebury College