Jerry Springer is a television presenter, best known as host of the tabloid talk show The Jerry Springer Show since its debut in 1991. He is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor, actor and musician.
From January 17, 2005 to December 5, 2006, Springer hosted Springer on the Radio, a liberal talk show on Cincinnati’s WCKY-AM. He did the show from the Clear Channel studios in Kenwood on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and in Chicago (where his television show tapes) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Air America Radio syndicated the program for most of the show’s run.
In the UK, Jerry Springer has hosted The Wright Stuff and 2001’s Greed on the UK’s Five network as well as 2007’s Nothing But the Truth, the UK version of Nada más que la verdad. He also had a late-night talk show. On April 16, 2006, Springer was the guest host for the opening show for the third series of The Friday Night Project for Channel 4 and guest hosted Have I Got News for You on December 12, 2008. Springer has also co-presented UK daytime programme This Morning on ITV. In 2009, Springer appeared as a guest on the long-running British game show Countdown and hosted Miss Universe 2008. He was also the guest host for WWE Raw on February 15, 2010 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. Springer has also hosted the live stage show version of The Price is Right.
Since April 19, 2010, Jerry Springer has also hosted a dating game show called Baggage, which airs on GSN. In July 2012 he hosted Price is Right Live! in Vancouver’s Boulevard Casino.
Jerry Springer is the executive producer of The Steve Wilkos Show, which is hosted by Steve Wilkos, the long-time head of security on his own talk show.
How Jerry Springer Made His Money – Television
Estimated Net Worth: $77 Million
Birthday: February 13, 1944
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