Bill Geist

#137724
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
10, 1945
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Illinois-born author, newspaper columnist, and television personality who appeared on CBS as a news correspondent and wrote for The New York Times. His bestselling literary works include City Slickers and The Zucchini Plague and Other Tales of Suburbia.

Before Fame

He earned his M.A. in communications from the University of Missouri. He was later awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the Vietnam War.

Trivia

He began his career in journalism by working for The Chicago Tribune.

Family Life

He and his wife Jody married in 1970 and had two children: Willie and Libby.

Associated With

He and fellow journalist Kyung Lah both studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.