Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It's Official. Willie Geist New Co-Host of Today Hour Three
“We are thrilled to add Willie to the ‘Today’ team,” said Bell. "He brings a solid news background with a keen sense of creativity and humor. From politics to pop culture, Willie is a skilled and versatile reporter who will make a great addition at 9 a.m. and contribute to the entire broadcast."
Geist will also remain co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” where he has covered national politics since 2007. He will have an expanded web presence with MSNBC.com's revamped "Zeitgeist," a video blog he started and has run since 2007.
Geist has been the host of the MSNBC’s “Way Too Early with Willie Geist,” a program he created in 2009. He joined MSNBC in 2005 as a senior producer, before moving to the other side of the camera. He has since served as a contributor to a number of NBC News programs, including “Today,” “Nightly News with Brian Williams” and “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” Geist also anchored NBC Sports Network’s coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Geist is the author of the 2010 New York Times bestseller American Freak Show, and the co-author of Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back!, a satire of the self-help genre.
He lives in New York with his wife and their two children.