Willie Geist Biography
William Russell Geist well known as Willie Geist is an American journalist and television personality. He currently works as an anchor for Sunday Today News on MSNBC’s News Channel and is also a co-anchor for MSNBC‘s Morning Joe. Moreover, he serves as a fill-in anchor on the weekday edition and the Saturday edition of Today.
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Geist kicked off his journalism career as an editor and producer at CNN Sports Illustrated. He has also served as a field producer and reporter at CNN Sports. At CNN, he managed to cover the NCAA Final Four, The Masters as well as the Super Bowl. Willie began working as co-host of Morning Joe together with Jose Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski in September the year 2007.
In July the year 2009, he began serving as a host in his own 30-minute program called Way Too Early with Willie Geist. The program would air at 5:30 a.m. immediately before Morning Joe on MSNBC. The journalist began filling in for Matt Lauer as host of the Today Show. He was named the official co-host of Today and left Way Too Early. Afterward, he became a solo host of the new Sunday Today.
Additionally, he has anchored solo on NBC’s hours-long coverage of the Orlando nightclub shooting on the morning of 12th June 2016. Furthermore, Willie and the Sunday TODAY show have been awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award.
Willie Geist Education
Geist got his high education at George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. After graduating from high school, he enrolled and joined the University of Vanderbilt which is based in Nashville, Tennessee. While studying at the university, he served as the school’s newspaper editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler.
Willie Geist Age
The journalist was born on the 3rd day of May in the year 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, in the United States of America. As of 2021, the journalist is 46 years old and his zodiac sign is Taurus. In addition, he is an American Citizen by birth. He is also said to belong to the Germanic ethnicity.
Willie Geist Height | Weight
The American journalist is approximately 6 feet 3 inches (1.93 meters) and he weighs 78 kg (172 lbs). However, his other body measurements including eye color and hair color are still being looked at and will be updated once they are available.
Willie Geist Family
Geist was born to his parents in Evanston, Illinois. His father Bill Geist was a newspaper columnist and broadcast journalist while his mother Jody Geist served as a social worker Jody Geist. Moreover, Willie has a younger brother named Libby Geist Wildes. His brother Libby is the Academy Award-winning documentary film producer of O.J.: Made In America and The Last Dance.
Willie Geist Wife
Geist is a married man. He is happily married to his wife who is known as Christina Sharkey. In addition, the two lovebirds began dating while in high school. The couple tied the knot on the 24th of May in 2003 and the wedding ceremony was held in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
Willie Geist Children
In addition, Geist together with his wife Christina have been blessed to be parents of two children, a boy, and a girl. Their daughter is known as Lucie Joy, and the son is called George William. Furthermore, Willie stays together with his family in New York City.
Willie Geist Podcast
Geist serves as a host of a podcast known as Sunday Sitdown Podcast which features Willie’s Sunday TODAY tv profile interview in depth. He holds conversations with some of the prominent people in the news and pop culture where they narrate the stories behind their success.
Willie Geist Net worth | Salary
The American journalist has made quite a good amount of wealth from his broadcasting career for the years he has served. In addition, his primary source of income is his journalism career. He stands at a net worth that is approximated to be between $10 Million – $20 Million. Moreover, his salary is estimated to be between $1 Million – $5 Million per annum.
Willie Geist Contacts
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