Legendary Talk Show Host Jerry Springer Dead at 79
Jerry Springer, the talk show host who helmed The Jerry Springer Show for 27 years, has died at the age of 79, his family’s spokesperson confirmed on April 27.
By JESS COHEN
The broadcasting world has lost a prominent figure.
Jerry Springer, who hosted The Jerry Springer Show for 27 years, died peacefully at his home in suburban Chicago on April 27 after a brief illness, his family confirmed. He was 79.
Prior to The Jerry Springer Show—which ran from 1991 to 2018—Springer was actually the mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 and 1978. He then switched up his career, working for WLWT as an anchor, a role that he’d never imagined for himself growing up.