National Journal copy editor is on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'

National Journal copy editor Tonia Moore wants to be a millionaire. Well, OK, she's on the show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" this week, which is the same thing, right?

Moore, who a show bio says is "such a movie fan that she took three days off from work to see 'The Avengers' premiere," didn't finish her round of questions Thursday so she'll appear Friday as well. Moore finished Thursday with an accumulated bank of $18,100 and correctly answered the question "The 2012 film “The Expendables 2” features the lead actors from all but which of the following classic action movies?" (Answer: D, "Braveheart.")

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Last spring Dan Adkison, a deputy copy chief at Time magazine, rolled over opponents on "Jeopardy!" before getting derailed by a question about the American Revolution. “The reason copy editors are good at Jeopardy is because we read so many different things,” he told Time's Tumblr.

Blogging copy editor Pam Nelson once appeared on Jeopardy herself. She wrote about her experience for the show for the Raleigh News & Observer: "Let me tell you, it was hard keeping a secret around professional journalists whose job it is to get people to tell them things."

Previously: Time magazine copy editor wins two nights on ‘Jeopardy,’ returns tonight | Did ‘Jeopardy’-crushing copy editor make — gasp — a grammatical error? | Dan Adkison bounces out of ‘Jeopardy’ with Revolutionary War question

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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