Rachelle Wilkos

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Rachelle Consiglio-Wilkos
Born Rachelle Consiglio
(1971-01-11) 11 January 1971 (age 44)
St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
Alma mater Wayne State University
Occupation Executive producer of The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show
Spouse(s) Steve Wilkos (2000–present)
Children 2

Rachelle Consiglio-Wilkos (born January 11, 1971, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States) is an American television producer.

Wilkos is a former senior producer on The Jerry Springer Show and is now the executive producer of the The Steve Wilkos Show (hosted by her husband, former Springer security guard turned talk show host Steve Wilkos).[1]

When longtime Springer executive producer Richard Dominick left the show at the start of the 2008 season,[2] Wilkos was named the executive producer of Springer.

Personal life[edit]

Wilkos graduated from Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores, Michigan near Detroit in 1989.[3] Her mother, Maggie Varney, is a well-known hairdresser who founded Wigs 4 Kids, an organization that makes wigs for children fighting cancer and other diseases that cause their hair to fall out. She was a 2010 Detroit News Michigander of the Year.[4] Her stepfather, Bob Bielat, is a real estate agent and musician. She has four sisters from her biological father, Morris Consiglio.

Wilkos attended Wayne State University with a major in journalism. Her television career started with a local morning show called Company in 1994 as an intern. She later moved up to associate producer. Shortly after her promotion, she left the program to join Springer.[5]

She and her husband have two children, a daughter named Ruby (born 2003) and a son named Jack (born 2005).[6] They resided in Park Ridge, Illinois until 2009 before production of Springer and Wilkos moved to Stamford, Connecticut. Steve has told audience members before tapings that he and his family now reside in Connecticut.[7][8]


  1. ^ Fillo, Maryellen (March 12, 2010). "Steve Wilkos And Rachelle Wilkos Show Off Their Home". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Missy Bastardo Perry. "Rachelle Consiglio, St. Clair Shores, MI Michigan". Lakeland89.com. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Maggie Varney: Giving hope to children who've lost their hair | The Detroit News". detroitnews.com. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Celebrity Parents Magazine". Celebrityparentsmag.com. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  7. ^ "About Steve Wilkos". WGN-TV. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  8. ^ [3][dead link]

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