Willie Geist Biography
Willie Geist is an American journalist currently working for NBC News as the host of Sunday Today, co-host of Morning Joe, and fill-in anchor of the Today Show on MSNBC.
Willie Geist Age
Geist is 49 years old as of 2023, He was born on May 3, 1975, in Evanston, Illinois, in the USA.
Willie Geist Height
Willie stands at an average height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters) with a moderate weight.
Willie Geist Parents | Family
Geist was born and brought up in Evanston, Illinois by his loving parents, Bill Geist and Jody Lewis Geist. however, He was raised alongside her sister Libby Geist Wildes. She is a film producer known for producing O.J.: Made In America and The Last Dance. Willie went to George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He studied at Vanderbilt University.
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Willie Geist Husband
Geist is married to his loving wife Christina Sharkey. He met his wife at George Washington Middle School where they were both students. Willie and his wife have two children; a son, George William, and a daughter, Lucie Joy.
Willie Geist Wikipedia
Willie began his journalism career at CNN Sports Illustrated as a producer and editor and later a field producer and reporter for CNN Sports. He covered the Super Bowl, The Masters, and the NCAA Final Four.
After Don Imus was fired in late April 2007, Geist became a substitute co-host on MSNBC’s 6–9 a.m. morning time slot. In September 2007, he was named permanent co-host of Morning Joe, alongside Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
He began hosting his own 30-minute program Way Too Early with Willie Geist in late July 2009. His show airs at 5:30 a.m. immediately before Morning Joe on MSNBC. In 2010, he began substituting for Matt Lauer as the show’s newsreader and as host of the Today Show.
He became an official co-host of Today in November 2012, and left Way Too Early. In 2016, Willie was the host of the new Sunday Today that launched in April. He has also contributed to NBC Sports and NBC News’s coverage of every Olympic Games since 2010.
In November 2012, Willie transitioned to the official co-host role on Today, bidding farewell to Way Too Early. His hosting duties expanded further in 2016 when he took on solo hosting responsibilities for the newly launched Sunday Today program. Geist’s versatility extends beyond morning programming; he’s been a key contributor to NBC Sports and NBC News’ Olympic Games coverage since 2010.
During critical moments in news history, Geist has demonstrated his anchoring prowess, notably leading NBC’s extensive coverage of the Orlando nightclub shooting in June 2016, where he remained on air for seven consecutive hours during a special report. Geist’s commitment to journalistic excellence was recognized when Sunday TODAY received the esteemed Edward R. Murrow Award for its coverage of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in August 2019.
Aside from his political interviews on Morning Joe, Geist is renowned for his insightful long-form profiles on Sunday TODAY, delving into the lives of prominent celebrities. He extends this storytelling platform with his popular Sunday Sitdown podcast, offering listeners unfiltered versions of his television profile interviews.
In the realm of entertainment, Geist has showcased his versatility, lending his voice to Kung Fu Panda 3 and making memorable cameos in various films and TV shows. He’s a familiar face on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” and has even been featured in People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” issue.
Geist’s influence extends to pop culture, with Saturday Night Live featuring Mikey Day’s impersonation of him in sketches about Morning Joe. Additionally, he’s been involved in special episodes such as How Low Will You Go, alongside Jenna Bush Hager, showcasing his diverse talents across different formats within the Today Show realm.
Willie Geist Salary | Net Worth
Geist receives an annual salary of $5 million from his career as a journalist for NBC as of 2024. She is believed to have an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2024 from his successful career as a journalist at NBC.
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