Facts of Willie Geist
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||44 years old|
|Family Name :||Geist|
|Birth Country :||United States|
|Birth Sign :||Taurus|
|Height :||6 Feet 4 Inch|
|Birth Name||William Russell Geist|
|Mother||Jody Lewis Geist|
|Birth Place/City||Evanston, Illinois|
|Net Worth||$6 million dollars|
|Hair Color||Brown Light|
|Weight in KG||71 kg|
|Married to||Christina Geist (m. 2003)|
|Children||Lucie Joe Geist|
|Education||Ridgewood High School|
|Online Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia|
An American television personality and author who is currently working for MNSBC. We can see him in the MNSBC's program Morning Joe and also in NBC's Today's Take the third hour of The Today Show. He is son to Bill Geist and Jody Lewis Geist. He has graduated from Vanderbilt University.He began his career as editor and producer for CNN Sports Illustrated. He is also author of the New York Times bestseller book titled American Freak Show.
Early Life and Education of Willie Geist
Willie Geist was born William Russell Geist on May 3, 1975, in Evanston, Illinois, the U.S. His father, Bill Geist is an author, columnist, and current CBS News correspondent and his mother is a social worker.
He was raised along with his older brother, Libby Wildes who is the Academy Award-winning documentary film producer. He is American and belongs to the White ethnicity. He is the great-grandson of Herbie Lewis.
Geist attends Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he was the captain of the football and basketball teams of is school. Later he completes his graduation from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
He used to be an editor of the university's official student newspaper, The Vanderbilt Hustler and he also a member of Phi Delta Theta.
Willie Geist's Career
Geist started his career as an editor and producer for CNN Sports Illustrated and subsequently, he worked as a field producer and reporters for CNN sports. In 2004, he joined I, Max as a writer and producer for the show hosted by Max Kellerman.
The following year, he worked for MSNBC as a senior producer of The Situation with Tucker Carlson. He also served as a co-host on MSNBC's 6–9 a.m. Later, he was named as permanent co-host of Morning Joe, along with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
In late 2009, Geist hosts his own 30-minute program, Way Too Early with Willie Geist. In November 2012, he became an official co-host of Today and left Way Too Early. He contributed to NBC Sports and NBC News's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. He also lends his voice to Kung Fu Panda 3 as Al Roker's Dim.
Willie Geist's Net Worth
Willie Geist stands 6 feet 4 inch tall (193 cm). He is one of the successful and popular American journalists and his estimated net worth is $6 million. His annual salary is $2.5 million which is the highest salary of any news journalist in MSBNC.
In 2014, Geist owned a stunning South Salem mansion from actor Stanley Tucci for $1.8 million. Besides this, his books like; American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures and Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have also done good business in the market.
Willie Geist's Personal Life
Willie Geist, 42 is a married man. He is married to his longtime sweetheart, Christina Sharkey with whom he met in his high school. The duo exchanged a vow on May 24, 2003, in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
Until now there has been no report or rumour of any kind of extramarital affair with him, which proves that he is very faithful towards his wife. Together the couple is blessed with two children consisting of a daughter, Lucie Joy Geist (born June 14, 2007), and a son, George William Geist (July 8, 2009).
His older brother, Libby Wildes is married to ESPN reporter, Kevin Wildes. He shared a good bond with his brother and sister-in-law.
Willie Geist Affairs
First Affair with Christina Geist
According to them, they used to study in same high school. They are living happily in Illinois, United States with their two children i.e. one son and a daughter.