William Russell Geist

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William Russell Geist Wiki Biography

William Russell Geist was born on the 3rd May 1975, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is a television personality and journalist, perhaps best known for being one of the hosts of MSNBC’s show “Morning Joe”, and for working on NBC’s “Today Show”. He is also recognized for publishing several books, such as “Good Talk, Dad” (2014). His career has been active since 1997.

Have you ever wondered how rich Willie Geist is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Geist’s net worth is $8 million; his salary per year is $2.5 million, so very likely his welth will increase. He has been accumulating this sum of money through his successful career as a television personality, host and journalist. Another source of money is coming from his career as an author of several books.

Willie Geist is the son of Bill Geist, a current correspondent for CBS News, and Jody Geist, who is a social worker. He spent his childhood with his older brother in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he studied at Ridgewood High School, after which he enrolled at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. During his time at college, Willie was an editor of “The Vanderbilt Hustler”, a student newspaper.

Thanks to his previous experience in college, it was quite easy for Geist to find his first professional job. In 1997, he was hired as a producer and editor for CNN Sports Illustrated. Little by little he started building a career as a journalist, becoming a reporter and field producer for CNN Sports, focusing on main sports events like the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, and golf Masters as well.

After that, he joined Fox Sports Net as a producer and writer of the short-lived sports commentary show “I, Max”, hosted by Max Kellerman, which was the main source of his income for that year. However, in 2005, he joined MSNBC, and has stayed on television ever since. He worked on several projects on the MSNBC, including “Tucker” (2005-2008), as a senior producer, then on the show “Zeitgeist”, starting in 2006 until the present day as a host. Furthermore, he worked as co-anchor of the show “Morning Joe”, and “Scarbough Country”, and was also host of his own show “Way Too Early”; however, he left the show in 2012.

His net worth also increased from his involvement in the shows such as “Today”, starting in 2012, becoming the co-anchor of the third hour of the show, and also in 2012 he was promoted to the position of the anchor of the show “Sunday Today”, which began airing in April 2016. Willie also served as the NBC News correspondent since 2011, and NBC Sports contributor starting in 2012, which also increased his net worth.

Apart from his successful career on television, Willie has been recognized as an author, publishing several books including “Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back!” (2011), and he also wrote two books with his dad Bill, “American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures” (2010), and “Good Talk Dad” (2014), making it one of the sources of his net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Willie Geist has been married to Christina Sharkey Geist since May of 2003; they are the parents of two children. Willie is brother of Libby Wildes, who is a film producer that won Peabody award, and his grandfather was Herbie Lewis, a retired hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings, and has been inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame.

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William Russell Geist Quick Info

Full NameWillie Geist
Net Worth$8 Million
Salary$2.5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 3, 1975
Place Of BirthEvanston, Illinois, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
ProfessionCommentator, presenter, tv personality, humorist, journalist
EducationRidgewood High School, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
SpouseChristina Sharkey Geist (m. 2003)
ChildrenLucie Joy, George William
ParentsJody Lewis Geist, Bill Geist
SiblingsLibby Geist Wildes
NicknamesWilliam Russel Geist , William Russell Geist
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/WillieGeist
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/williegeist
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/williegeist/
IMDBhttp://imdb.com/name/nm1991550
NominationsDaytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program, News & Documentary Emmy Award (2014)
MoviesKung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
TV Shows“Tucker” (2005-2008), “Zeitgeist”, “Morning Joe”, “Scarbough Country”, “Way Too Early” (2009-2016), “I, Max”, “Sunday Today” (2016), “Way Too Early with Willie Geist”, “The Situation with Tucker Carlson”

William Russell Geist Important Facts

  • Son, George Geist, was born in 2009.
  • Brother of Libby Geist.
  • Brother-in-law of Kevin Wildes.
  • Willie and wife Christine grew up together.
  • Graduated from Vanderbilt University.
  • Son of Bill Geist and Jody Lewis Geist.
  • Daughter Lucie Joy Geist born June 14, 2007.

William Russell Geist Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2016TV MovieActor
Kung Fu Panda 32016Dim (voice)Actor
Donny!2015TV SeriesWillie GeistActor
1600 Penn2013TV SeriesWillie GeistActor
The Campaign2012Willie GeistActor
Tucker2005TV Series executive producerProducer
Weekend Today2015-2017TV SeriesHimself – Host / Himself – Anchor / Himself – Correspondent / …Self
Morning Joe2008-2017TV SeriesHimself – Co-Host / Himself – Contributor / Himself / …Self
Today2010-2017TV SeriesHimself – 3rd Hour Co-Anchor / Himself – Substitute Co-Anchor / Himself / …Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself – ‘Tom’s Hot Date’Self
Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund2016TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Meredith Vieira Show2015-2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2016TV SpecialHimself – HostSelf
Beat Bobby Flay2015TV SeriesHimself – Judge / MentorSelf
Lip Sync Battle2015TV SeriesHimself – CompetitorSelf
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2015TV MovieHimself – HostSelf
73 Questions2015TV Series documentary shortHimselfSelf
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The View2015TV SeriesHimself – Co-Host, TodaySelf
Live from Lincoln Center2014TV SeriesHimself – HostSelf
How to Make a Man2014TV Special documentaryHimselfSelf
The Stars Are Aligned2014TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Approval Matrix2014TV SeriesHimself – PanelistSelf
Night Late2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Bethenny2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
What We Wasted Our Year On2013TV MovieHimself – HostSelf
Watch What Happens: Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Cycle2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Way Too Early with Thomas Roberts2009-2012TV SeriesHimself – HostSelf
The 9/11 Surfer2012TV Special documentaryHimself – NarratorSelf
Rock Center with Brian Williams2012TV SeriesHimself – CorrespondentSelf
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
IFC News: 2008 Uncut2008TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Tucker2006-2008TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself – Co-Host, Today / Himself – Co-Anchor, Today ShowArchive Footage
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself – Co-Host, TodayArchive Footage
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHimself – Today Show HostArchive Footage
The Cartel2009DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage

William Russell Geist Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisMorning Joe (2007)Won
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisMorning Joe (2007)Nominated