Willie Geist Biography
Willie Geist (William Russell Geist) is an American television personality and humorist born on 3rd May 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S. He is the host of ‘Sunday Today with Willie Geist’ and co-host of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’. He is also a correspondent for NBC News and NBC Sports, hosting and contributing to NBC’s Olympic coverage.
Geist was on air for seven consecutive hours on NBC covering the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting on the morning of June 12, 2016. He did the voice of Sum in Kung Fu Panda 3 alongside Al Rokers as Dim, their characters are twin panda brothers who are related to Po.
Willie Geist Education
He attended Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. While at Ridgewood he captained the football team and played small forward for the basketball team. He later joined Vanderbilt University
Willie Geist Career
Geist began his career on CNN as an editor and producer for CNN Sports illustrated and later a field producer and reporter for CNN sports where he covered the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four, and The Masters.
He was a writer and producer for I, Max in 2004, a short-lived sports commentary show hosted by Max Kellerman on Fox Sports Net. In April 2005 he joined MSNBC as a senior producer of The Situation with Tucker Carlson.
In late April 2007, he began co-hosting MSNBC’s 6–9 a.m. morning time slot almost immediately after Don Imus was fired. In September 2007 he became a permanent co-host of Morning Joe, along with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
He began hosting his own 30-minute program ‘Way Too Early with Willie Geist’ in late July 2009. which aired at 5:30 a.m on MSNBC, the show aired until November 2012.
In 2010 he began substituting for Matt Lauer as host and newsreader of the ‘Today Show’ becoming the official co-host in November 2012. In 2016 he became the solo host of the new ‘Sunday Today’ that launched in April.
Willie Geist Age | Birthday
Willie was born on 3rd May 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 3rd May every year.
Willie Geist Family
His parents are Bill Geist (father) and Jody Geist (mother). His mother Jody is a social worker while his father Bill is a two time Emmy award-winning American journalist, author, and columnist. He is a correspondent on CBS News Sunday Morning.
His younger sister is Libby Geist, a producer, together with her team they were awarded the 2008 George Foster Peabody Award for Black Magic (2008), a documentary about basketball programs at historically black colleges and universities. In 2010 they were again awarded the 2010 George Foster Peabody Award for 30 (2009), a documentary about the founding and the anniversary of ESPN network.
Willie Geist Grandfather
His great grandfather, Herbie Lewis, was a captain of the Detroit Red Wings, he led the team to two consecutive Stanley Cup wins, in 1936 and 1937 and was a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
@KB22551 My great grandfather, Herbie Lewis. Captained Wings to 2 Cups in the ’30s. Hall of Famer. Great guy.
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) September 19, 2014
That’s my great grandfather Herbie Lewis. Wings captain in ’30s. 2 Cups. Hall of Fame. Camel cigs pitchman. Badass. https://t.co/aYy5ASr8Qp
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) July 3, 2016
Willie Geist Wife
In 2003 he married Christina Sharkey Geist, they were classmates in the sixth grade at Ridgewood’s George Washington Middle School.
Willie Geist Children
Geist has two children a son George William Geist born in 2009 and Lucie Joy Geist born in 2007.
Willie Geist Body Measurements
- Height: 6 feet 5 inches (1.93 m)
- Weight: 172 lb / 78 kg
- Shoe Size: Not Available
- Body Shape: Not Available
- Hair Colour: Light brown
Willie Geist Salary
Geist’s annual salary is $2.5 million.
Willie Geist Net Worth
Geist has an estimated net worth of $6 million which he has earned from his successful career as a television personality and humorist.
What Happened To Natalie Morales And Willie Geist
Willie the co-host and Natalie Morales “were recently told they were fired,” an NBC source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly Opens a New Window. Morales, 42, is now in talks with ABC and Geist, 39, has lined up a gig at CBS, the insider tells Us.
After those radical cuts were made, NBC removed general manager Jamie Horowitz, the most vocal proponent of the changes. In a memo obtained by Us Weekly, NBC News’ Deborah Turness explained Horowitz — on the job since September — was simply “not the right fit.” It’s now unclear whether Geist and Morales will indeed be exiting or whether the current regime will try to woo them back.
Willie Geist Morning Joe | Nbc
Geist is a co-host of MSNBC’s morning Joe and a regular host and contributor to Today, as well as to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Meet the Press. He also contributes to the NBC sports Group, where he hosted coverage of several OLympic Game
Willie Geist Today Show
Willie began substituting Matt Lauer as host and newsreader of the ‘Today Show’ in 2010, becoming the official co-host in November 2012. In April 2016 when the new ‘Sunday Today’ was launched he became the solo host of the show.
Willie Geist Podcast
Willie hosts Sunday Sitdown, in the podcast Willie sits down with with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture, from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs, about the stories behind their success. This podcast features the full, unedited versions of those conversations for an even deeper look at the names in the headlines.
Willie Geist Books
- 2014: Good Talk, Dad; co-authored with his father Bill Geist
- 2011: Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back!
- 2010: American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures.
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Willie Geist Morning Joe
In the late April 2007 he began co-hosting MSNBC’s 6–9 a.m. morning time slot almost immediately after Don Imus was fired. In September 2007 he became a permanent co-host of Morning Joe, along with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
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