Ryan Long, son joining us for 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Saturday, November 12, 2022
Jeopardy! champ Ryan Long will join us for Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Ryan Long, from Mount Airy, won 16 straight games on Jeopardy! and just competed in the Tournament of Champions.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- We are just 12 days away from the 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade.

As always, stars from all walks of fame will join us for the party on the Parkway, and a Philadelphia Jeopardy! champion will get his own float.

Ryan Long from Mount Airy won 16 straight games on Jeopardy's regular season, and just competed in the Tournament of Champions.

SEE ALSO: Philadelphia's Ryan Long receives Jeopardy! winnings at 6abc studios

The former ride-share driver will now get a chance to thank all of his Philly fans from a float he will share with his 9-year-old son Nathan.

We got to break the news.

"Wait, we're going to be in the parade on a float?" squeals Nathan. "Oh my goodness! This is my greatest childhood dream!"

Ryan says he went to the parade as a child. Even though he's so humble and doesn't love the spotlight, he knew that joining us on the parade route was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity he simply couldn't miss, especially with his son.

"I'll be watching his face," Ryan says. "It should be a good moment. I'll be watching him and he'll be watching Santa."

Join Ryan and Nathan and all of the other stars on Thanksgiving morning. Our broadcast starts at 8:30 a.m. on 6abc and wherever you stream.