Iconic talk show host Jerry Springer died this week at 79. Before TV fame, he served as mayor of what city?
Before becoming a television host, Jerry Springer earned a law degree from Northwestern University. He was elected to the Cincinnati City Council in 1971 and became the mayor of Cincinnati in 1977, serving one term. Following a failed bid for Ohio governor, he decided to make a career change and became a local news anchor, which ultimately led to a Cincinnati-based talk show. The talk show would become nationally syndicated as “The Jerry Springer Show.” The confrontational show ran for nearly three decades and became a cultural phenomenon. Springer died on Thursday at the age of 79.
The correct answer is Cincinnati.