Jerry Springer was born to Jewish exiles in Highgate, London, but he decided not to let his background hold him back and aspired for greatness.
Springer made the decision to enter politics, worked as Robert F. Kennedy’s counsellor, and was the mayor of Cincinnati for a year (1977–1978). After failing in an Ohio election, Springer decided to switch careers and pursue TV journalism, and that is when his world recognition began to take root.
Springer began his career as a straightforward reporter before moving up the corporate ladder to become an anchor. In 1991, he debuted The Jerry Springer Show. As the host of the show, he first discussed American politics and social issues, but Jerry changed the narrative when he saw he could get more viewers with the show’s current format. The Jerry Springer Show is renowned for its contentious coverage of family relationships and family concerns.