The National History Bee
History Bee Bios 2012
Bob Harris has circled the globe three times, snowboarded down an active volcano, performed three weddings, contributed to publications ranging from the New York Times to National Lampoon, played Jeopardy! at Radio City Music Hall, and helped raise nearly $2 million in small development loans to mom-and-pop business in more than 60 countries.
Bob’s Jeopardy! appearances led to a popular memoir, Prisoner of Trebekistan (Random House, 2006), sharing how studying for the show gave Bob a huge and joyful curiosity about the entire planet. While the book has became a guide for many of the show's most successful contestants, Bob moved on to become a travel writer and visited more than 75 countries, contributing to Forbes Traveler, Travel+Leisure online, and numerous other publications.