Willie Geist is co-host of NBC’s Today 9 a.m. hour and the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He is also a contributor to NBC News programs and to the NBC Sports Group, where he reports for NBC Olympics and NBC Sports Network. In addition to his television duties, Geist hosts the video blog Zeitgeist on nbcnews.com.
Geist came to MSNBC from the world of sports television. He was a producer and writer for the debate show I, Max on Fox Sports Net. Before that, Geist was an editor and producer for CNN/Sports Illustrated, a 24-hour sports network based in Atlanta. He later became a field producer and reporter for CNN Sports. Geist has authored the 2010 New York Times bestseller American Freak Show, and is 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.