Jerry Springer was a British-born American television host, politician and journalist, best known as the host of the talk show The Jerry Springer Show, whose broadcasts began in 1991. He was also the Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, a television journalist and a musician.
In 1974, Springer was forced to resign due to a prostitution scandal. Nonetheless, he managed to be re-elected in 1975 and in 1977, at the age of thirty-three, he became mayor of the city, a position he held for one year.
In 1982 he ran unsuccessfully for governor of Ohio. After leaving politics, he worked for over a decade as a reporter and political commentator for NBC's WMAQ channel. On September 30, 1991, the popular talk show The Jerry Springer Show began broadcasting, recorded in Chicago and aired until 2018. In the mid-nineties, Springer recorded Dr. Talk, a country music album.
He died on April 27, 2023 at the age of 79 from pancreatic cancer diagnosed a few months earlier.