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(Author, Columnist, and Television Journalist.)

Bill Geist is a retired American television journalist. He is also an author and columnist. Geist is happily married to Jody Lewis Geist

Relationship Facts of Bill Geist

Bill Geist is married to Jody Lewis Geist.
He is father of Two(Willie Geist and Libby Geist Wildes).
Bill Geist is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Bill Geist married to?

Geist is happily married to Jody Lewis Geist. They married in June of 1970 and reside in New York City.

They have two children: Willie Geist, a television personality on NBC and MSNBC; and Libby Geist Wildes, a documentary film producer at ESPN.

Who is Bill Geist?

Bill Geist is a retired American television journalist. He is also an author and columnist.

He joined CBS News in 1987. Geist is well known for his humor, observations, and storytelling.

Bill Geist: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Geist was born on May 10, 1945 ( currently age 77 years) in Champaign, Illinois.

His nationality and ethnicity is unknown. American However, there is no information about her parents and siblings.

Bill Geist
Caption: Bill Geist and Libby Geist (Source: Zimbio)

Bill has Blue eyes and gray colored hair.

Bill Geist: Education, School/College university

In 1968, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA in Communications.

He completed his master’s in 1971 at the University of Missouri with an MA in Communications.

Bill Geist: Professional Life, Career

Firstly, Geist began his career in 1972. He joined the Chicago Tribunes Suburban Trib subsidiary, where he worked as a reporter and columnist until 1980.

Bill worked in the New York Times as a columnist from 1980 until 1987. He only joined CBS as a correspondent in August 1987.

Bill worked at CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes IIand CBS Sports.

He made regular appearances on CBS Sunday Morning hosted by Charles Kuralt and Charles Osgood.

Geist announced his retirement from the program on September 16, 2018.

He also is a best-selling author of eight books. The book “Little League Confidential” by Bill is a New York Times bestseller.

The book “Way Off the Road,” also by Bill is a compilation of stories taken from “CBS Sunday Morning”.

One of his recent books “Good Talk Dad … The Birds and Bees and Other Conversations We Forgot To Have,” is co-authored by his son Willie Geist.

Apart from this, he has contributed stories to numerous magazines like New York, Chicago, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Vogue, and Esquire.

Bill Geist: Awards Nomination

He won an Emmy Award in 1992 and 2005 for his service to social media. Bill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in 2011.

He was the commencement speaker at the University of Illinois in 2005.

Bill Geist: Net worth, Income, Salary

Bill has a long career behind him. He has earned quite the bucks from his successful career as a journalist.

His net worth is not official however it is known that he used to earn more than $100K as an annual salary working as a columnist.

Later after joining CBS to become the host of several top shows, he earned an average of $50K per annum.

He also has earned his best-selling books.

Health Issues

It was confirmed on July 1, 2012, that Geist has Parkinson’s disease. He reported it himself on his show CBS Sunday Morning.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Bill is currently present in Social Media.

He has a following of almost 10.8K on Twitter and almost 3.56K on his official Facebook page.

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