Bill Geist Health, Retired, Family, Now

By Anmol Basnyat | Published On: 06 Jun, 2018
Bill Geist Health, Retired, Family, Now

Quick Information

Date of Birth May 10, 1945 Age 76 Years 2 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Author
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Jody Lewis Geist (m. 1970)
Divorced Not Yet Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed Ethnicity White
Social Media Twitter, Facebook Children/Kids Willie Geist, Libby Geist
Height N/A Education Champaign Central High School, University of Missouri

American author and journalist, Bill Geist was a former correspondence columnist for New York Times that he joined in 1980. Bill is the recipient of two Emmy Awards in 1992 and 2005 and was the commencement speaker at the University of Illinois. The father of two was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

How Much Is Bill Geist’s Net Worth?

Bill Geist accumulated significant part of his net worth from his Journalism career. He has worked on many news broadcasts and leading newsprint that has significantly added a lot towards his earnings. Bill worked as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribunes in 1972 until 1980 and has acquired a lot of income.

Bill was a columnist for New York Times for seven years and was entitled to a handsome salary. He also worked with CBS as a contributor from August 1987 which increased his remuneration. 

His son Willie Geist, a television personality on NBC and MSNBC has a net worth of $6 million from a career of a Journalist. Willie is always of praise of his dad. Bill has always taught his children to know about more the world and develop a curiosity to grasp things.

Bill Geist and his son Willie Geist on 1 June 2013 during an event on New York City (Photo:

Besides news reporting, he has several books to his name like Toward a Safe & Sane Halloween & Other Tales of Suburbia (1985) and The Big Five-Oh: Facing, Fearing, and Fighting Fifty (1997).

Does Bill Geist Have Any Retirement Plans, What Is He Doing Now?

Bill is affected by the nerve cells in the brains that produce dopamine. He revealed about the Parkinson's disease during his interview on CBS Sunday Morning on 1 July 2012. Despite the ailment, Bill has never mentioned about getting retired.

His health deteriorated for years, but he never told his children about the illness. Bill’s son, Willie tweeted on 9 July 2012 and said that he is proud of his father and also added that he would support his father to fight it. As he said,

"Proud of my dad this morning, not easy to go on TV and tell the world you have Parkinson's. Let's fight it."

Although at the age of 73, Bill has never hinted anything about his initial departure from his work. Many people retire at his age, but Bill does not look to be off his duty just yet.

Marriage Details Of Bill And His Children

Bill and his wife Jody tied the nuptials in June 1970. The couple has remained a low key about their wedding. Their son, Willie is married to a lady named Christina Geist in May 2003. Willie and Christina have two children, George William and Lucie Joy Geist. Willie has been designated a 2018 Father of the Year Honoree.

The host of NBC’s Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist will receive the recognition adjacent Emanuel Chirico, PVH Corp. Chairman and CEO, and award-winning actor and Extra TV host Mario Lopez. The Annual Father of the Year Awards in its 77th series will be held on 11 June 2018 at 12:00 pm at the Sheraton New York Times Square on Monday.

Apart from a son, the couple has a daughter named Libby who works as a documentary film producer at ESPN. Libby is married to ESPN2 co-ordinating producer Kevin Robert Wildes on 17 September 2017. 

Short Bio

Bill Geist, 73, was born on 10 May 1945. His family is the natives of Champaign, IL. He went to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA degree in Communications in 1968 and later attended and the attended University of Missouri with an MA diploma in Communications in 1971 as per wiki.