Willie Geist

Willie Geist

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Birthday: May 3, 1975

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA

As the son of broadcast journalist Bill Geist, it was presupposed that Willie Geist would become a recognizable face on television. It was sports, however, that appealed to the younger Geist. The 6'4" Geist showed talent in football and basketball, but he fell short in both during college. He finally chose to follow in his father's footsteps by studying journalism, but kept his focus on sports, beginning his career editing at CNN Sports Illustrated. In 2005, with a decade of production experience under his belt, Geist stepped away from sports and into the political news arena as a senior producer on "The Situation with Tucker Carlson" (MSNBC, 2005-08). With the firing of controversial broadcaster Don Imus in 2008, Geist became a fill-in host for MSNBC's early morning news slot. His glib, genial presentation garnered instant attention. Soon he was co-hosting "Morning Joe" (MSNBC, 2007- ) with Joe Scarborough, and launching his own series, "Way Too Early with Willie Geist" (MSNBC, 2009-2012). Geist's witty, politically liberal voice garnered fans for both shows, as well as Geist's well-trafficked blog, "Zeitgeist," and numerous books which he authored or co-authored. His breezy amiability also made him a perfect fit for the position of third hour host on "Today" (NBC, 1952 - ) where he had first appeared as an occasional replacement for host Matt Lauer. With his affable, game-for-anything attitude and impressive journalistic credentials, Willie Geist was one of morning television's most genial and genuine personalities.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Anchor 2016-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Morning Joe Host 2008-2010 2012-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Sitdown With Willie Geist Host 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wind Down With Willie Host 2021
No Score Yet 23% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet DailyMailTV Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest,
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1992 1994 1996-1998 2000-2001 2007-2008 2010-2016 2018 2021
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012 2014-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet 55% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andy Cohen's Then & Now Guest 2017
No Score Yet 100% Desus & Mero Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Anchor 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beat Bobby Flay Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soup Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethenny Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Host 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011