As a successful media personality, Willie Geist is the definition of a chip from the old block. The host of the show is actually the scion of a two-time Emmy award winner, journalist, columnist, and author, Bill Geist. You wouldn’t be far from the truth if you suspected that his successful career in journalism stemmed from a profitable father-son support system, as his father gave him all the support and encouragement he needed to succeed.
Willie Geist is co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and he is the sole host of Sunday Today with Willie Geist. From time to time, he appears as a temp presenter on the Saturday edition of Today as well as the weekday edition. Willie Geist also works with NBC News and NBC Sports as a correspondent. For NBC, he categorically moderates and contributes to Olympic coverage.
As an acclaimed author, he has co-authored two comic books, both of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. His two humor books include Good Talk 2014, Dad, which he wrote in collaboration with his father, and American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures, which was published in 2010. His third book, published on May 10, 2011, was the self-help satire Loaded! Become a millionaire overnight and lose £20 or your money back in 2 weeks!
Family: Wife, Sister, Dad
Willie was born into the respected Geist family, his father Bill is a renowned journalist, columnist, and author, he is a two-time Emmy Award winner and currently works as a news correspondent for CBS. Bill has been a great supporter of his son’s career in journalism and has helped him to pave his way into the world of broadcasting. Billie’s first book was co-authored by his father. His mother, Jody Geist, earns her living as a social worker. Willie is the great-grandson of Herbie Lewis, a celebrated field hockey player who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Another notable member of the Geist family is Willie’s younger sister, Libby Geist Wildes, who worked as an executive producer for the ESPN documentary. In 2008, Libby received the George Foster Peabody Award for Black Magic, a popular documentary video about basketball programs at historically black universities and colleges of education. Libby’s second Peabody Award came in 2010 with 30 for 30 – another documentary focusing on the anniversary and funding of ESPN.
As for his romantic relationship, Willie Geist is a married man. On May 24, 2003, Willie Geist officially married his girlfriend Christina Sharkey from high school in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Since they met in high school they have been inseparable, spending every phase of their formative years together with a record 16 years of courtship before the beginning of their married life.
The couple has spent 15 blissful years of marriage without the slightest inkling of separation or divorce. They have settled in New York City with their two children; one daughter, Lucie Joy Geist, joined the family on June 14, 2007, and son George Geist was born in 2009.
The pretty NBC anchor is witty, witty, and charming. Dressed in his formal outfit with his normal side-cut hairstyle, he exudes an appealing on-air presence. Willie Geist stands at a height of 1.93 m or 1.93 m, but his weight is not listed. His appearance is characterized by his large size, light brown hair color, stunning smile, and slim build. No wonder that his female fans are far superior to their male counterparts.
Where Is Willie Geist Now?
Willie himself announced his imminent departure from the anchorage in the third hour of this Monday morning. According to the television personality, he has been multi-tasking a lot lately, from Morning Joe, which is a daily show, to the third hour of Today Monday Morning and also the Sunday show. He went on to say that he had to resign from one of the shows that happened to be the third hour of Today Monday morning with Tamron Hall and Al Roker. Willie will be replaced by Billy Bush, but he will continue to host Morning Joe and Sunday Today.
At least his enthusiastic fans won’t have to miss his presence on television altogether, as he is still very active in his career as a presenter.