Former 6abc intern, now Temple University employee competes on Jeopardy!

McHale says she practiced the buzzer at home and adds that being on set was overwhelming but amazing.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- An East Falls native and Temple University alumni competed Friday on Jeopardy!

Caitlin McHale is now an assistant director of marketing and communications at her alma mater, Temple University.

She's also a well-known name around the 6abc newsroom.

McHale worked in 6abc's Creative Services Department and even served as a station tour guide. She calls being on Jeopardy! a bucket list moment.

Friday, she made her big debut.

"I've always watched the show," McHale says. "It was always on TV at night in my house. I mean, my parents had Action News on, and then obviously it comes on right after."

McHale also says she's always had a thirst for knowledge.

"I've always easily absorbed information and retained it for whatever reason," McHale said. "I guess that's just the way that my brain works. I don't want to say I'm the 'know it all,' but people really come to me when they need a need an answer for something. So it was kind of a natural fit."

McHale says she practiced the buzzer at home and adds that being on set was overwhelming but amazing.

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