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Willie Geist is an American television presenter, best known as an anchor, journalist, and humorist. Willie Geist is an MSNBC’s co-anchor for ‘Morning Joe’ and anchor of eponymous show ‘Sunday Today with Willie Geist’. He often severs as the fill-in host on both Saturday and weekday edition of NBC’s ‘Today’ show.   

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: 1975 (age 42-43)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television presenter, humorist, and correspondent

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1. Personal and Family Life

Willie Geist is married to Christina Geist, his childhood sweetheart since 2003. Willie and his entrepreneur wife have a pretty cool story together, read on!

Willie was born and raised in the well-educated family background as his father, Bill Geist is a reputed television journalist, his mother, Jody Geist happens to a social worker whereas, he is the great-grandson of Herbie Lewis, a well-known hockey player.   

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  • Parents: Bill and Jody Lewis Geist
  • Wife: Christina Geist (2003)
  • Children: Lucy Joy and George William
  • Marital Status: Married

Willie spent his entire childhood, growing up in his birthplace at Evanston, Illinois, United States, alongside his younger brother Libby Wilde (a documentary film producer). Willie studied and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Willie Geist and his wife, born Christina Elena Sharkey, met for the first while they were attending school together. Both attended George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. They became good friends when they were sixth-grader and started dating since ninth-grade.

These two love-birds have spent almost every stage of their life as they grew up together. Willie and Christina were together for amazing 16 years before walking down the aisle.

On May 24, 2003, they exchanged their wedding vows and his wife officially became Christina Geist. After 15-years of marriage, they have two children. They are the proud parents of Lucie Joy, 11, and George William, 9.

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2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Willie is a handsome man with an amiable personality and intellectual mind. Willie, a sexy news anchor who is charming, witty and funny has a likable on-air presence and is easy to the eyes.

Willie Geist stands 1.93m tall and his height appreciates his personality quite well. Willie’s looks and beauty is characterized by his tall height, light brown hair, killer smile and thin-and-lean body type. 

Quick Info

  • Height: 6 feet 4 inch (193 cm)
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

Willie dressed up in all formal attire with well-combed side part hairstyle gives this MSNBC correspondent quite an appealing on-air presence.

With his tall height, oblong facial shape and well-maintained physique, it’s no wonder that so many females go daft for him. Like several celebrities, Willie also lives a luxurious life which consists of branded clothes, shoes, expensive accessories, exotic vacations, foods, and a little bit of booze. 

He recently bought a house in Westchester and frequently splits his time between Westchester and Manhattan, New York.        

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3. Professional Career

Willie Geist is one of our favorite newsmen, currently working for MSNBC, NBC News, and NBC Sports. Versatile in his professionalism, Willie is also known to be an acclaimed author.

Willie had his start in television as a producer & editor at ‘CNN Sports Illustrated’. After many years covering sports, and working as a senior producer for ‘The Situation with Tucker Carlson’, a golden opportunity for Willie came in 2007, but this time, in front of the camera, as the substitute anchor for MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’.     

Career Timeline

  • 2005- Joined ‘MSNBC’, ‘NBC News’ & ‘NBC Sports’
  • 2007- Started co-hosting ‘Morning Joe’
  • 2011- Released third book ‘Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back!’
  • 2012- Contributor and fill-in news anchor for ‘Today Show’ & ‘Orange Room’
  • 2016- Began solo-anchoring ‘Sunday Today’

He was a natural star from the start, and the spectators instantly took notice of his relatable wit and easy charm. And, eventually, he landed a permanent co-hosting job on ‘Morning Joe’ alongside Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.   

Two years later, Willie also started anchoring his eponymous 30-minute show ‘Way Too Early with Willie Geist’. These days, he still co-anchors ‘Morning Joe’, also anchors ‘Sunday Today with Willie Geist’ both on MSNBC and appears as the fill-in host for NBC’s ‘Today’.

Willie is also the journalist for ‘NBC News’ & ‘NBC Sports’, contributing and anchoring to NBC’s Olympic coverage. His co-authored two books ‘Good Talk, Dad’ and ‘American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures’ have appeared on ‘The New York Times’ best selling list.

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4. Salary and Net Worth 2018

Willie Geist’s net worth is an estimated $6 million whereas his annual salary is $2.5 million. Geist's main source of wealth is television as he reckons as an anchor, newscaster, and presenter.

Moreover, Willie’s books revenue and tours have also helped him to add some digit to his net worth. Willie has mesmerized us with his morning banter, inspired us with his humanitarian work and even made us laugh with his blogs and books.

Quick Info

  • Salary: $2.5 million
  • Net Worth: $6 million

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