Bill Geist is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent and commentator for CBS News, contributing to CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes.
He has also added his unique insight and observations to various CBS Sports productions, including the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games, several Super Bowl games, NCAA Final Four Basketball tournaments and the World Series.
Geist is the best selling author of six books: "Fore! Play"; "The Big Five Oh: Facing, Fearing and Fighting 50"; "Monster Trucks and Hair In A Can - Who Says America Doesn't Make Anything Anymore'"; the New York Times bestseller "Little League Confidential"; "The Zucchini Plague and Other Tales of Suburbia" and "City Slickers." He has contributed to dozens of magazines from New York magazine to Chicago magazine, Forbes to Rolling Stone, Vogue to Esquire.
Prior to joining CBS News, Geist was a columnist for The New York Times (1980-87). His "About New York" column for the paper appeared twice a week. Before that, he worked for The Chicago Tribune, where he was a reporter and columnist (1972-80). Geist served as a combat photographer with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam.
In addition to an Emmy Award, he has won numerous awards for his work as a humorist, commentator and reporter in television, newspapers and magazines, but seems most proud of taking third in the Illinois State Fair Bake Off.
He graduated from the University of Illinois (Champaign Urbana) in 1968 with a bachelorâ€™s degree in communications, and from the University of Missouri in 1971 with a Master's degree in communications. Geist and his wife, Jody, have two children, Willie and Libby, and live in New York City.
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