Willie Geist Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Jun, 2019
Facts of Willie Geist
Date of Birth: 1975 , May-3
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 4 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
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Willie Geist is an American television personality, humorist, and journalist 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. He works as a correspondent for NBC News and NBC Sports. He also hosted the Olympic coverage for the NBC Network. Addition to it, he is an 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 also wrote 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 on May 10, 2011. He has been active in the field since 1997. As of 2018, he hosts Sunday Today.

Early Life And Education Of Willie Geist

Born in the year 1975 May 3 at Evanston, Illinois to the parents Bill Geist, a popular author, columnist, and a CBS News correspondent and mother Jody Geist, a social worker, Willie was a well-raised child. He is the great-grandson of Hockey Hall of Fame hockey player Herbie Lewis. He also has a brother named Libby Wildes who is a documentary film producer.

 
 
 
 
 
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Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there! Especially to mine, seen here in 1987 flanked by an awkward tween.

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Geist attended Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. During his 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 worked as an editor of the university’s official student newspaper, The Vanderbilt Hustler.

Willie Geist's Professional And Bio

After completing his graduation, Willie Geist began to work for CNN Sports Illustrated as an editor and producer. Within the 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 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 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 show 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 Geist 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 started to co-host the 3rd hour of Today Show. Also, he has been the contributor in the NBC Sports and NBC News covering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Willie is one of the in-demand journalists. He has a high net worth and has good salary pay.

Willie Geist 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 featured in the television show The Daily Show.

On June 12, 2016, he anchored NBC's coverage of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting and was on the air for seven hours in an NBC News Special Report that aired across the United States.

He also did voice work in the computer-animated martial arts comedy film, Kung Fu Panda 3 where he voiced Sum opposite of Al Roker's Dim.

Willie Geist's Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source Of Income

Willie Geist's net worth is estimated to be $6 million with a $2.5 million annual salaries. He is active in the industry since 1997 and apart from name and fame, he has also accumulated impressive net worth. His main source of income is his journalism career and besides that, he is also a best-selling author.

In the year 2014, the TV personality co-authored a book Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have along with his father Bill Geist. The book became hugely popular and listed on The New York Times Best Selling. It is priced $15.66 for Hardcover on Amazon. 

Willie Geist's Affair, Relationship, 

Talking about his personal life, he is a married man. He is married to his high school sweetheart; a longtime girlfriend Christina Sharkey Geist. They got married in the year 2003 May.

 
 
 
 
 
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May 24, 2003. Humacao, Puerto Rico. 15 years ago today. Happy Anniversary, @UCanCallMeShark!

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The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter named Lucie Joy born in the year 2007 and a son named George William born in the year 2009. The pair are living happily and there is no dispute or issues in the relationship leading to their divorce. The bond between the husband and wife in this relation is very strong. 

Willie stands the height of six feet and four inches tall. He is handsome and has a very lovely smile. He has a pleasing personality. He one of the successful journalists and belongs to the reputed family background. 

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Willie Geist is 44 years old. 
  • Birth Sign: Taurus
  • Height: He is 6 feet 3 inches tall.
  • Weight: His body weight is around 75to 80kg. 

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