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Trading Secrets

Nov 7, 2022

This week, Jason is joined by renowned talk show host, Steve Wilkos! 


Steve is best known for one of two things; being head security for the one and only Jerry Springer, or as the host of the long standing talk show, the Steve Wilkos Show, or both. What may not be known is Steve is a United States Marine Corps veteran and was a Chicago Police Department law enforcement officer for 14 years.  He has established himself as an authoritative figure and is known for his abrasive, yet constructive approach to helping guests on his show settle disputes and better themselves moving forward. 


Steve gives insights on the importance of being prepared when transitioning jobs,  how he balanced his police career and working security for Jerry Springer simultaneously, how he ended up getting his show due to Jerry Springer going on Dancing with the Stars, and working with his wife as his executive producer. Steve also reveals what role his father played in his decision to join the military and later law enforcement, why he decided to leave the police force, what kind of contract he had, and how the Steve Wilkos show stands apart from all the other talk shows on air. Does Steve make more revenue through the show or social media? Which security job did he turn down to stay at Springer? Which Survivor cast member helped Steve get higher pay while working with Jerry Springer? How much of an impact does he have on the whole production on his show as a host? 


Steve reveals all that and so much more in another episode you can’t afford to miss! 


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Host: Jason Tartick

Voice of Viewer: David Arduin

Executive Producer: Evan Sahr


Produced by Dear Media.


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