Willie Geist Biography

Willie Russell Geist is an American journalist, television personality, author and humourist. He is also a known personality in film industry as an actor and producer. He is the author of Good Talk, Dad, American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures, and Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back. He is also famous for his roles in movies The Campaign (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Donny! (2015).

Early Life

Willie Russell Geist was born on 3rd May, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S to father Bill Geist and mother Jody Geist. His father, Bill Geist is a retired American author, columnist, and television journalist. His great-grandfather is Herbie Lewis, a famous Hockey player. Geist attended Ridgedwood high school in New Jersey and later graduated from Vanderbilt university inNashville, Tennessee. He prepared for his future career in journalism by writing for the school paper, the Vanderbilt Hustler.

Willie Geist Career

Willie Geist began his career as an editor and producer at CNN sports Illustrated. Thereafter he covered the Super Bowl, The NCAA Final Four and The Masters as a field producer and reporter for CNN sports. In April 2007 he began to co-host MSNBC’s Morning slots, later that year in September he became the permanent co-host of Morning Joe, a NBC’s morning news and talk show. Geist later in July 2009 started to host his own program on MSNBC, Way Too Early with Willie Geist which was aired immediately before Morning Joe.

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Willie started to host the Today Show as a replacement for Matt Lauer and after 2 years in 2012 he became the official co-host of Today and left Way Too Early With Willie Geist. In the same year to this date he has also been an NBC sports contributor.  Geist was made the solo host of Sunday Today in 2016. All together he has also contributed in MSNBC, NBC Sports and NBC News and covered the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

His first book which was published in October 2010, American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures. The self-help satire,Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back!  was published in 2011. Geist is the co-author for Good Talk, Dad with his father Bill Geist published in 2014. In 2016, he has done the voice over for the character Dim in film Kung Fu Panda 3.

Willie Geist Biography

Real Name William Russell Geist
Birth Date May 3, 1975
Age Years
Birth Place  Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Tv personality, Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 4” – in Centimetres – 193 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 78 kg  –  in Pounds –  172 lbs 
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 36 inches
Biceps Size 14 inches
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Bill Geist
Mother Jody Lewis Geist
Sister Libby Geist
Brother None


School Ridgewood High School
College Vanderbilt University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Wife Christina Geist
Is he a Gay? No
Children Two (Lucie Joy Geist, George William Geist)
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Personal life

Willie met his wife, Christina Sharkey while they both were attending George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. They dated for a while and then got married on 24th May, in Humacao, Puerto Rico. The couple has been blessed by a daughter Lucie Joy and a son George William.

Willie Geist Net worth

Geist has been working with NBC News since 2005, and is a correspondent, host and co-anchor. His name has been very well established in the media industry. Moreover, he is an author of New York Times Bestseller which has brought him recognition. William has a net worth of around $12.


  • William Russell Geist is a 45-year-old American television personality and journalist.
  • He is a host on Sunday Today and co-host for Morning joe at NBC.
  • Geist met his wife, Christina in sixth grade while they were attending middle school together.
  • He has worked as a delivery boy for Renato’s Pizza restaurant.
  • Geist has over 851.8k followers on his twitter handle.

1 thought on “Willie Geist Biography”

  1. I want to introduce a woman who lived a life well worth living. She was my late wife who when we married had 3 adopted children and worked as a fashion model for the downtown department stores in Baltimore. She had never been beyond high school. Later we adopted two more children but when the 5th child, a daughter, was adopted, my wife enrolled at local community college to study English literature, then another, then a 4-year enrollment at the University of Baltimore in English literature. On graduation from college magna cum laude, she had the option of pursuing a PHD in English literature at Johns Hopkins University or going to the University of Baltimore of Law School. She chose Law. What followed was graduating from Law School, and a remarkable law career as chief of the land use division of the Baltimore City Law Department representing the city at every judicial level Local, State and Federal, until finally this woman who not all that long before had not gone to college appeared as counsel to Baltimore city before the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Hers was a life so very well worth living and the story of her career with photos appeared in a local magazine, JMORE.

    Edward J. Gutman


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