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Geist, Bill 1945(?)–

Geist, Bill 1945(?)–

(William E. Geist)


Original name, William E. Geist; born c. 1945, in Champaign, IL; son of Marjorie Geist; father, a teacher; married Jody (in real estate); children: Willie (a talk show host), Libby. Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, undergraduate degree in communications, 1968; University of Missouri, master's degree, communications, 1971.

Addresses: Office—CBS News, 51 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019-6165.

Career: Television news correspondent. The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, reporter and columnist, 1972–80;New York Times, New York City, 1980—87; joined CBS News in 1987. Military service: Combat photographer with U.S. Army, First Infantry Division, in Vietnam, 1969.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Awards, 1992, 2005, both forCBS News Sunday Morning; Lowell Thomas Award, Marist College, 2007; received honorary doctorates from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Illinois.


Television Appearances; Series:

Correspondent, CBS News Sunday Morning (also known as Sunday Morning), CBS, 1987—.

Correspondent, 48 Hours Mystery, CBS, 1988.

Special contributor, America Tonight, CBS, 1994.

Correspondent, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, CBS, 1994—.

Contributor, 60 Minutes II, CBS, 2003–2004.

Correspondent, CBS News Up to the Minute (also known as UTTM and Up to the Minute), CBS, 2008.

Also contributed to CBS News.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Contributor, The 1992 Olympic Winter Games, CBS, 1992.

Diamonds on the Silver Screen, AMC, 1992.

Contributor, The 1994 Olympic Winter Games, CBS, 1994.

Correspondent, Campaign '96: New Hampshire Primary, CBS, 1996.

Correspondent, 1996 Republican National Convention, CBS, 1996.

Correspondent, 1996 Democratic National Convention, CBS, 1996.

CBS News correspondent, Olympic Winter Games XVIII, CBS, 1998.

Also contributed to the World Series, Super Bowl, and NCAA Division I basketball tournament broadcasts on CBS.



(As William E. Geist) Toward a Safe and Sane Halloween, And Other Tales of Suburbia (essays), Time Books, 1985, reprinted as The Zucchini Plague and Other Tales of Suburbia, Simon & Schuster, 1987.

(As William E. Geist) City Slickers, Times Books, 1987.

(As William E. Geist) About New York, Times Books, 1987.

Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival, Macmillan, 1992.

(As William E. Geist) Monster Trucks and Hair in a Can-Who Says America Doesn't Make Anything Anymore?, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1994.

The Big Five Oh!: Facing, Fearing, and Fighting 50, William Morrow, 1997.

Fore! Play: The Last American Male to Take Up Golf, Warner Books, 2001.

Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small–Town America, 2007.

GLEN, Willa See WILLIS, Rumer

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