TAMPA, Fla. (February 6, 2017) – Judge Lynn Toler, host of “Divorce Court,” and Steve Wilkos, host of “The Steve Wilkos Show,” return to Ybor City as special guests in the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade, presented by MOR-TV, on February 11. Fans will have a chance to meet Judge Lynn Toler and Wilkos during a special Meet & Greet session in Centro Ybor plaza before the parade.
“Krewes are big fans of Judge Lynn Toler and Steve Wilkos’ work as entertainers, and their commitment to serving their communities throughout their careers,” said Ray Favata, Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago member and parade chairman. “We’re excited to have them back for this year’s celebration.”
Judge Lynn Toler has hosted “Divorce Court,” the longest running television court program, since 2006. She was elected Judge of the Cleveland Heights Municipal Court in 1993, and served while heading the Cleveland Heights Coordinated Community Response to Violence Against Women, a nationwide initiative to coordinate community resources to help women who are victims of violence.
Before “Divorce Court,” Judge Lynn Toler began hosting the nationally syndicated show “Power of Attorney” in 2001. She is also the author of three books, “My Mother’s Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius,” “Put It In Writing,” and “Making Marriage Work: New Rules for an Old Institution.” “Divorce Court” airs 8-10 a.m. weekdays on MOR.
Steve Wilkos began hosting “The Steve Wilkos Show” in 2007. Before a career in entertainment, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for seven years, and then returned to his hometown to serve in the Chicago Police Department for 12 years. Before he retired from the police department, he began moonlighting as a security guard on “The Jerry Springer Show,” and had guest hosted more than 50 episodes before he began hosting his own show.
“The Steve Wilkos Show” has earned him four Prism Award nominations for raising awareness about substance abuse and other social issues. He also hosted the Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2011, and has appeared in several other television shows and movies. “The Steve Wilkos Show” airs 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays on MOR.
“MOR-TV is extremely excited to welcome Judge Lynn Toler and Steve Wilkos to the 2017 Knight Parade,” said Pamela Barber, President and General Manager of MOR-TV.
Fans are invited to meet Judge Lynn Toler and Steve Wilkos at 4 p.m. during the pre-parade events on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Centro Ybor, 1600 E. Eighth Ave. in Tampa.
The 2017 Knight Parade begins at 7 p.m. This year’s grand marshal the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joined by special guest The Glazer Family Foundation, will lead the parade in historic Ybor City. Illuminated floats will roll down Seventh Avenue, accompanied by marching bands, thousands of costumed participants and scores of beads.
The Knight Parade is free to attend. For better viewing, attendees can purchase a ticket for one of the reserved seating areas. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at www.KnightParade.com.
ABOUT THE KREWE OF THE KNIGHTS OF SANT’ YAGO
Since the early 1970s, The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago has organized and hosted the Knight Parade, an annual celebration of Tampa civic pride. Each year, the Knight Parade, as well as other fundraising events, helps raise funds for the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation, which has provided more than $2 million in scholarships for local students. Visit www.KnightParade.com and www.KreweOfSantYago.com for more information.
MOR-TV is a Hearst Television owned and operated television station in Tampa Bay and is America’s top independent television station.* MOR-TV features the best in off-network comedies and dramas featuring The Big Bang Theory, Anger Management, Last Man Standing, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, Steve Harvey, Law & Order: CI, and more. MOR-TV is also one of three stations in a group that includes thisTV Tampa Bay, a 24-hour over-the-air movie channel featuring blockbuster motion pictures, and estrellaTV Tampa Bay, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment channel in America. MOR-TV’s website is www.mor-tv.com.
*Source: Nielsen, Live Plus Same Day Ratings, Top 25 LPM Markets; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49, & Adults 25-54 Live + SD November ‘16 M-F Total Day.