Willie Geist Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Parents, Father, Salary, Net Worth and Today Show

Willie Geist Profile

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 voiced Sum in Kung Fu Panda 3 alongside Al Roker as Dim, their characters are twin panda brothers who are related to Po.

Willie Geist
Willie Geist

Willie Geist Age|How old is Willie Geist?

Willie was born on 3rd May 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S. (46 years as of 2021.) He celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of May every year.

Willie Geist Height|How tall is Geist?

Geist stands at a height of 1.93 m.

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 the ESPN network.

Quick Facts About Willie Geist

Age46 years as of 2021
SpouseChristina Sharkey Geist
Net Worth$6 million

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.

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

He has two children a son George William Geist born in 2009 and Lucie Joy Geist born in 2007.

Willie Geist’s Salary and Net worth

His annual salary is $2.5 million and has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

What disease does Willie Geist have?

Geist publicized in 2012 that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two decades ago. 

What happened to Willie Geist?

Geist is working for NBC where he is serving as an anchor. He’s the anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist and is also a co-host on Morning Joe, both shows appearing on NBC.

What nationality is Willie Geist?

Geist was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, the U.S. hence holds American nationality by birth.

Is Willie Geist leaving the Today show?

Geist publicized that he would be leaving the Today show back in 2016. He also added that Billy Bush will be replacing him.

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.

What Happened To 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 Games.

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 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 Morning Joe

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.

Willie Geist NBC News

At NBC News Geist works alongside;

  1. Miguel Almaguer
  2. Peter Alexander
  3. Kristen Welker
  4. Chuck Todd
  5. Lester Holt
  6. Jose Diaz-Balart
  7. Kate Snow
  8. Hoda Kotb
  9. Al Roker
  10. Carson Daly
  11. Jenna Bush Hager
  12. Seth Meyers
  13. Lilly Singh

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.