Steven John 'Steve' Wilkos (born March 9, 1964) is an American television personality, a U.S. Marine and officer with the Chicago police. He currently hosts his own talk show, The Steve Wilkos Show, and is also known as the former director of security on The Jerry Springer Show. Wilkos had previously substituted for Springer as host on several occasions before being given his own talk show. Wilkos was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Lane Technical High School in 1982 then joined the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1982 to 1989. He joined the Chicago Police Department in 1990. His wife, Rachelle Wilkos, is the executive producer for Springer as well as his own show; Steve and Rachelle have two children, Ruby (born 2003) and Jack (born 2005). They lived in Park Ridge, Illinois while working in Chicago. Steve and his family currently reside in Stamford, Connecticut.
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