Steve Wilkos Show Kicks Polygraph Operator Dan Ribacoff Off Team

Celebrity polygraph operator Daniel D. Ribacoff, who has been with the NBCUniversal tabloid television talk program, The Steve Wilkos Show, since 2009, is evidently no longer on the “team.” Until recently, Ribacoff was one of four people included on the show’s Team” webpage:

Steve Wilkos Show Team, 6 October 2021

But as of today, 28 October 2021, Ribacoff appears to be off the team:

Steve Wilkos Show Team, 28 October 2021

In December 2019, Ribacoff falsely accused innocent Steve Wilkos Show guest Anca Pennington of burning her infant daughter with cigarettes, leading to her attempted suicide. That didn’t get him kicked off the team.

In lawsuits filed in 2019 and 2020, Ribacoff was credibly accused of bilking a client of his private investigative firm out of millions of dollars. That didn’t get him kicked off the team.

In May 2021, Jesse Wayne Perkins, who passed a lie detector test on the Steve Wilkos Show, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a 15-month-old girl. The Steve Wilkos Show deleted video of that episode from its YouTube channel (we have a copy), but that didn’t get Ribacoff kicked off the team.

On 9 October 2021, AntiPolygraph.org published racist text messages Ribacoff sent to an employee of his private investigative company. This appears to be what got him kicked off the team.

Investigative journalist and California-based licensed private investigator Jeffrey Augustine reports on Ribacoff’s racist text messages and their implications for a racial discrimination case against the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department in an article titled, “Racist Texts Allegedly Sent by Dan Ribacoff, Polygraph Expert at Steve Wilkos Show, IIGPI, Appear to Support Discrimination Accusations Against NY MTA.”

Correction: The original version of this article stated that Daniel Ribacoff had been with the Steve Wilkos Show since its 2007 debut. This is not correct. According to Ribacoff’s now deleted profile on the Steve Wilkos Show website, he “has been conducting lie detector tests for The Steve Wilkos Show since 2009.”

6 thoughts on “Steve Wilkos Show Kicks Polygraph Operator Dan Ribacoff Off Team”

  1. I don’t know if Ribacoff’s racist texts were really the final straw leading to Dan finally getting terminated from the show. It could be a sequence of different things. They probably only decided to keep him on just to keep up appearances for as long as possible but other texts also seem to indicate that Dan was talking smack about Steve, so it is also likely that Steve the Queen of Butthurt https://youtu.be/xzu2V9Ry9m0 did not appreciate this either https://youtu.be/xzu2V9Ry9m0

  2. I am willing to bet various government entities are still contracting with Dan’s sham firm IIG. Think about this – what does it say about our various governmental entities that contract with an organization that even falls beneath the ethics of the Steve Wilkos show?

  3. He had his chances. I believe that he should have been fired from the time he gave a false report of the polygraph result on any body. As you can see he nearly killed someone it is shameful.
    People believe in the polygraph test and people won’t know what to believe.
    It is really appalling.

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