Willie Geist

  • Birth Name: William Russell Geist
  • Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: TV host, Reporter

Fast Facts

  • Captained his high-school football and basketball teams.
  • His father, Bill, is a longtime correspondent for CBS News.
  • Sister, Libby, is a film producer who has won a Peabody Award.
  • Great-grandfather Herbie Lewis captained the Detroit Red Wings to two Stanley Cup titles and is in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Published his first book, American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures, in 2010.
  • Anchored NBC Sports Network's Olympic coverage from London in 2012.


  • Libby Geist — Sister
  • Christine Geist — Wife
  • Bill Geist — Father
  • Jody Geist — Mother
  • George William Geist — Son
  • Lucie Joy Geist — Daughter


  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1997)