Willie Geist Biography

Updated On Feb 22, 2019 Published On Nov 23, 2015
Facts of Willie Geist
Date of Birth: 1975 , May-3
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Willie Geist
Birth Name William Russell Geist
Father Bill Geist
Mother Jody Lewis Geist
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Evanston, Illinois
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Television personality
Working For MSNBC
Net Worth $6 million dollars
Hair Color Brown Light
Face Color White
Weight in KG 71 kg
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Christina Geist (m. 2003)
Children Lucie Joe Geist
Divorce Not Yet
Education Ridgewood High School
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
TV Show Today
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American television personality and an author, Willie Geist is reputed in the world for being the co-anchor of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and co-anchor of NBC's Today's Take. He is also an actor and producer and has also appeared in several movies and television series.

Willie Geist's Early Life and Education

Willie Geist was born William Russell Geist on May 3, 1975, and is 43 years old as of early 2019. He was born in Evanston, Illinois, the United States of America to mother Jody Lewis Geist and father Bill Geist.

Willie was raised in an upper-middle-class family. He is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. He received his high school education from Ridgewood High School.

Willie Geist's Career

While Willie was studying at Vanderbilt University, he served as an editor of the university's official student newspaper, The Vanderbilt Hustler. Then soon after being graduated from the university, he became an editor and producer for CNN Sports Illustrated.

Willie also served as a writer and producer in I, Max for about a year. Then in 2011, he joined NBC News as an NBC News correspondent.

Currently, Willie is busy with Morning Joe and anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist.

Willie Geist's Net Worth

As of early 2019, Willie Geist's net worth is reported to be around $6 million that he collected earning a high figure salary of being a television personality and journalism career. He earns an annual salary of $2.5 million.

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Willie Geist's Personal Life

While talking about Willie Geist' personal life and current relationship status, he is a married man. He first met the love of his life, Christina Sharkey Geist at Ridgewood High School. They began dating since their high school days.

After dating for many years, Willie Geist married Christina Sharkey Geist on the 24th of May 2003. For now, the pair is enjoying a healthy married life of over fifteen years with no rumors of divorce and separation issues.  As a couple, they have already welcomed two children.

Willie stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches and has an average weight.

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Born in Evanston, Illinois

May 3 , 1975

Born as William Russell Geist in Evanston, Illinois, United States of America to Jody Lewis Geist and Bill Geist, Willie was raised in upper middle class family. He is an American and is of white ethnicity. He is a tall guy with six feet and one inch tall. 

Attended Ridgewood High School

1985

He received his high school education from Ridgewood High School. While he was there, he was active in several sports team; he was the captain of the football and basketball teams. He graduated from there some years later. 

Began dating Christina Sharkey Geist

1992

While he was enrolled at Ridgewood High School, he met love of his life, Christina Sharkey Geist for the first time there. After several meeting they fell in love with each other and they formally began dating since their high school. 

Married to Christina Sharkey Geist

May 24 , 2003

He continued his high school love when he was attending Vanderbilt University and then a decade later, he proposed she to enter into the married life and she accepted this proposal and they finally got married on 24th of May 2003.

First child, Lucie Joy Geist

June 14 , 2007

He became father for the first time in his life in 2007 and that was after being married with love of his life, Christina Sharkey Geist. As a married couple, they welcomed their first child on 14th of June and it was a baby girl and they named her Lucie Joy Geist. 

Second child, George William Geist

July 8 , 2009

He also became father for the second time in his life and that was in 2009. He and his sweet wife, Christina Sharkey Geist welcomed their second child together on 8th of July and that time it was a son and they named him George William Geist. 

Joined CNN Sports Illustrated

1997

While Willie was in Vanderbilt University, he served as an editor of the university's official student newspaper, The Vanderbilt Hustler. Then soon after being graduated from there, he became an editor and producer for CNN Sports Illustrated.

Joined I, Max

2004

After working in various posts in CNN Sports Illustrated for about half a decade, he joined I, Max in 2004 as a Writer and Producer. The following year in April, he became the senior producer of the MSNBC television's show The Situation with Tucker Carlson.

Became NBC News correspondent

2011

After joining MSNBC in April 2005, he hosted, presented and wrote several shows for them and finally in 2011, he joined NBC news as a NBC News correspondent. The following year, he also became the NBC Sports contributor.

Nominated in News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2013

In 2013, he got nominated in one of the major awards in his life and that was in News & Documentary Emmy Awards. That year he got nominated in this award for co hosting the show, Morning Joe from the category Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis.

Net Worth

2019

As of early 2019, Willie Geist's net worth is reported to be around $6 million and earns an annual salary of $2.5 million.