Bill Geist

(CBS) Bill Geist has been a correspondent for CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING since he joined CBS News in August 1987. His work for the broadcast was honored with an Emmy Award in 1992 for his report on the 66th anniversary of America's famed Route 66. Geist contributes to several other CBS News broadcasts, including the CBS EVENING NEWS and 60 MINUTES II.


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(CBS) Bill Geist has been a correspondent for CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING since he joined CBS News in August 1987. His work for the broadcast was honored with an Emmy Award in 1992 for his report on the 66th anniversary of America's famed Route 66. Geist contributes to several other CBS News broadcasts, including the CBS EVENING NEWS and 60 MINUTES II. He has also added his unique insight and observations to various CBS Sports productions, including the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games 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", an account of his experience as a coach of his son and daughter's Little League baseball teams; "The Zucchini Plague and Other Tales of Suburbia" and "City Slickers". He has contributed stories to "The New York Times", "The New York Times Magazine", "The New Yorker" and other publications.

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.

Geist was born May 10, 1945 in Champaign, Ill. He was graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana in 1968 with a degree in communications and from the University of Missouri in 1971 with a Master's degree in communications. Geist lives in New York City with his wife, Jody, and their children, Will and Libby.

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