Daniel Ciarrocchi Biography

Daniel Ciarrocchi is the new contestant on the show Jeopardy! Who belongs to Owings Mills High School and is nearly 36 years old. He stood against the retired system analyst and an attorney from California. He showed smartness when he wagered almost $7K in the English Literature round and won the Final Jeopardy Round against the other contestants. The other contestants were named Toni Van Kampen and Madeleine McKenna.

Early Life

Daniel Ciarrocchi, who is 36 years old as of 2023, is a graduate student of Owings Mills High School (August 2001 to May 2005), Loyola University Maryland (Mass Communication; 2005 to 2007), and Towson University (Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication; 2010 to 2012). His father is Alburt “Chubby” Ciarrocchi, who died in December 2021; his mother is Evelyn Ciarrocchi, who died in 2011. His brother is Barry Ciarrocchi and he has two sisters Anna Marie Ciarrocchi and Donna Kirby. 

Daniel Ciarrocchi Career

Per his LinkedIn profile, Daniel began writing and working as a professional columnist in 2010 for Bleacher Report. During this time (2010 to 2012), he was responsible for the NFL columns, free agency work, drafts, fantasy football, and post-game analysts. From March 2011 to September 2012, he was hired as a “Beat reporter for Towson University baseball” for “The Towerlight”. During that time, he attended all home games interviews and the recap of the games.

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After this, Daniel started working mainly as a writer while coping with the editor’s responsibilities. He was hired as the Fantasy Football Writer for PFF (February 2012 to March 2014) as a part-time writer. After that, he worked as a contractual writer for SB Nation as Fantasy News Desk Writer. He had to manage the work of 20-30 posts per week. Then, he became Copywriter, Administrative Asst. for GSG (Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn)- from February 2013 to August 2018.

For the next two years and seven months, he worked as the Evaluations Writer for Silvergate Evaluations Inc. In the middle of his writing career, he had a line change from writing to editing and was consequently hired as Editor for Morgan Stanley (Sep 2021 – Dec 2022). From Mar 2023 – Present, he has worked as a freelance writer for Silvergate Evaluations Inc. He used to handle the tasks of writing reports, letters, and statements about work visa cases and the IT industry.


Daniel Ciarrocchi, a freelancer and a resident of Charles Village, is now the only contestant who won the new episode of Monday, 17th April 2023. He bagged the total winning amount of $16,001 after wagering $7,201 on the English literature question. He said he had to read encyclopedias and almanacs to prepare for the show. Dan would also not miss the chance to go through the clues called “J! Archive,” created by fans of the show. Also, Monday’s episode was rare because it saw no returning champion from the previous episode. It is exciting to see how the game unfolds on the second day, i.e., Tuesday, 18th April 2023.

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Daniel Ciarrocchi Biography

Real Name Daniel Ciarrocchi
Birth Date November 28, 1986
Age (as of 2023) 36 Years
Hometown Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Profession Writer
College Towson University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father Albert “Chubby” Ciarrocchi
Mother Evelyn Ciarrocchi
Sister Two (Donna Kirby & Anne Marie Lange)
Brother Barry Ciarrocchi

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Stephanie Ciarrocchi

Personal Life

Daniel is a happily married man who tied the knot with Stephanie Ciarrocchi. She is an IT professional who works as a media content producer in the entertainment industry. 

Social Life

We could only gather Daniel’s details from his LinkedIn account. The account profile goes by the handle name – Daniel Ciarrocchi, where he mentions himself as “the Jeopardy guy…” in his bio. In his “About Section”, he says he has nearly 11+ years of experience in writing, editing, and authoring.

Daniel Ciarrocchi Net Worth

Daniel Ciarrocchi earns well because of his decade-long journalism, editing, and writing career. He has worked with a few naming industrial companies like The Towerlight, PFF, SB Nation, Silvergate Evaluations Inc., and others. As of 17th April 2023, he has a total of $16,001 due to his one-day winning on the set of Jeopardy.

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  • Daniel is fond of writing and journalism tasks and spares his time doing or playing with the guitar.

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