Willie Geist Biography
- Age: 42 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
- Name: Willie Geist
- Birth Name: William Russell Geist
- Father: Bill Geist
- Mother: Jody Lewis Geist
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Evanston, Illinois
- Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
- Profession: Television personality
- Working For: MSNBC
- Net Worth: $6 million dollars
- Hair Color: Brown Light
- Face Color: White
- Weight in KG: 71 kg
- Famous for: Journalist
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Christina Geist (m. 2003)
- Children: Lucie Joe Geist
- Divorce: Not Yet
- Education: Ridgewood High School
- Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
- TV Show: Today 21
Willie Geist is the name of an American television personality who works as a co-anchor in the MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the co-anchor of the NBC’s Today’s take. He also serves as a fill-in anchor on the Today Show for Matt Lauer and for Lester Holt in the weekends. He also works as a correspondent for NBC News and NBC Sports. He has also hosted the Olympic coverage for the NBC Network. Addition to it, he is a also a co-author of The New York times bestselling book called Good Talk, Dad. The book was written in 2014 with his father Bill Geist. He has also written the New York Times bestseller book titled American Freak Show which was released in the year October 12, 2010 and Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or your Money Back! released in May 10 2011. He has been active in this field since 1997 till present.
Born in the year 1975 May 3 at Evanston, Illinois to the parents Bill Geist, a popular author, columnist and a current CBS News correspondent and mother Jody Geist, a social worker, Willie was well raised child. He has gone to Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. While at high school, he was the captain of the football and basketball teams. He was graduated from the Vanderbilt University based in Nashville, Tennessee. While at the University, he had worked as an editor of the university’s official student newspaper, The Vanderbilt Hustler.
After completing his graduation, he began to work for CNN Sports Illustrated as an editor and producer. Within short period of time, he became the field producer and reporter for CNN Sports where he covered the Super Bowl, The NCAA Final Four and the Masters. Unlike others, it was kind of easy for him to find the job because of his talent and support of his father. In 2004, he joined at the Fox Sports Net as a writer and producer of the show I, Max, which is a commentary show hosted by Max Kellerman. In 2005, he joined at the MSNBC as a senior producer of the show The Situation with Tucker Carlson. Later, he began to work as a substitute co-host on its 6-9 am morning time slot. Then after, he was named as the permanent co-host of the shoe Morning Joe alongside Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski in September 2007. In late July 2009, he began to host his own 30- minute show Way Too Early with Willie Giest which currently airs from 5:30-6 am on MSNBC. He also started to serve as the substitute host for the program Today Show as a newsreader. However, in 2012, it was announced that he was leaving his show Way Too Early and start to co-host the 3rd hour of Today Show. Also, he has been the contributor in the NBC Sports and NBC News covering 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Willie is one of the in-demand journalists. He has a high net worth and has a good salary pay.
Willie Giest has been the “Best TV Sidekick who deserves his own show” by the village voice in 2009 Best of NYC issue. In the same year his show Way Too Early with Willie Geist was listed as the 25 Ways to Get Smarter in 2010 by the Daily Beast. Also his show was listed as the 2010’s must-watch cable news show. He was also feature in the television show The Daily Show.
Talking about his personal life, he is a married man. He is married to his high school sweetheart girlfriend Christina Sharkey Geist. They got married in the year 2003 May. The couple is blessed with 2 children, a daughter named Lucie Joy born in the year 2007 and a son named George William born in the year 2009. The couple is living happily and there is no any dispute or issues in the relation leading to their divorce. The bond of the husband and wife here in this relation is very strong as it can be seen through all the way from their love affair till this date.
Willie stands the height of six feet and four inches tall. He is handsome and has a very lovely smile. He has the pleasing personality and he is one of the successful journalists and belongs to the reputed family background. There is a long queue of his admirers and fans. He can be followed in his Twitter and Facebook accounts to know about his recent activities through his updates and as well as through the biographies available widely in the internet sites without missing Wikipedia.
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