No one is telling how the Yale alumnus makes out in the episode but said, via show publicist, that he was excited at the chance of winning $1 million and would probably use it to pay off student loans, travel the globe and sign up for cooking classes. A self-proclaimed “penny pincher,” the 27-year-old received his undergrad in economics from Yale in 2007 and his JD and MBA from that school in 2012.
“It was a great experience, a lot of fun but so overwhelming,” Alterbaum said Tuesday. Employed at the federal courthouse in Hartford, Alterbaum said he missed a first chance to try out because he slept in, but when a second chance presented itself last summer, he grabbed the opportunity to be on the show.
He is the son of Eileen and Jim Alterbaum of Great Neck, NY.
The show, hosted by the Emmy award winner Meredith Vieira, is aired on WCTX (MyTV9), weekdays at 4:00p.m.