Steve Paikin Wiki: Net Worth, Wife, Family

By Oshil Pokhrel | Published On: 28 Jun, 2018
Steve Paikin Wiki: Net Worth, Wife, Family

Steve Paikin is a Canadian journalist known as a host of the TV program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO. He has also produced several feature-length documentaries like A Main Street Man, Return to the Warsaw Ghetto, and Balkan Madness. His documentary Return to the Warsaw Ghetto has also won Silver Screen Award at the US International Film and Video Festival.

What's Steven Paikin's Net Worth?

Steve Paikin has accumulated his net worth from his career as Canadian journalist. In the year 2015, Steven's salary on TVO as a host and producer was reckoned to be $302,622 a year. His stint on CBLT-TV and Toronto radio station has also served to boost his revenues. He has also received payments from The Newspaper as he served as sports editor while pursuing his BA.

Steve started his journalism career as an anchor for CBC Television station's CLBT-TV. He then served at Toronto radio station as Toronto Hall reporter from 1882 to 1985. Steve joined TVO in 1992 as a host of political series, Between the Lines. In TVO, he hosted the programs such as Studio 2, Diplomatic Immunity, and The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The anchor and senior editor of TVO, Steve is also appointed as the Chancellor of Laurentian University by Laurentian University Board of Governors on 1 July 2018. He got elected as chancellor for the second term for three years. 

Health Policy Consultant Wife; Has Three Sons From First Wife

Steve Paikin is married to an established expert in health policy and healthcare communications, Francesca Grosso. His wife, Francesca is also a co-author of 2006 book, Navigating Canada’s Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Care You Need. She is also a health policy consultant and a national public speaker on health care.

Steve Paikin and his wife, Francesca Grosso along with author Kathleen Davis (Photo:

When Steve got appointed as Laurentian University’s second Chancellor in June 2013, his wife Francesca was delighted by invitation. Together, they reside in midtown Toronto.

Steve has three sons Zachary Albert Paikin, Henry Jack Paikin, and Teddy Robinson Paikin from his previous relationship. He also has a young daughter with his wife, Francesca.

His sons who are 26, 24, and 20, live in three different countries. His one son is studying at McGill University. His elder son Zachary made headlines in 2014 when he announced that he's not participating in a Liberal nomination race. All of his three sons are from his first wife, Nancy Nightingale. The reason for his divorce from Nancy has remained obscured as he remains low-key about his personal life.

Clears Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Charges

Former Toronto mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson alleged Steve of sexual misconducted in February 2018. Sarah said that Steve asked her to sleep with him back in 2010. She also claimed that her executive assistant was present at the moment and referred him as a witness.

After the allegations, an independent third-party investigated his case with Sarah. In April 2018, he got cleared of sexual misconduct charges after an investigation. Steve also expressed his relief on Twitter after the clearance of his charges.

Short Bio

Steve Paikin was born on 9 June 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The journalist graduated from University of Toronto in 1981, as per wiki. Steven then attended Boston University and received master's degree in broadcast journalism. He was born to his parents Lawrence Sidney Paikin and Marina Suzanne Sibulash. Steve grew up in Hamilton with his family.