Jul. 27, 2020—Now, more than ever, as we find ourselves in the midst of historic change, it’s critical that we work as One Vanderbilt, a vibrant, collaborative community, to embark on our next chapter, writes Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.
News and Interviews: ‘Sunday TODAY’ host Willie Geist, BA’97, reflects on the pandemic, his podcast, and the pride he takes in Vanderbilt
Jun. 18, 2020—Geist answers questions about working in the media during this tumultuous news cycle, launching his Sunday show, and his strong affinity for Nashville and the Commodore community.
May. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics lit up the video board at Hawkins Field on March 30 with a special tribute to all the health care workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and elsewhere who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.
Apr. 27, 2020—As Vanderbilt students finished up their last full week of spring semester classes through online and alternative learning, a few familiar faces dropped in on some classes to show their support and share advice.
Jun. 16, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan R. Wente and alumnus Willie Geist wish the Vanderbilt baseball team luck as they embark on their quest for a national title at the 2019 College World Series.
Nov. 21, 2017—More than 5,000 alumni returned for Reunion in October, including notables like former Golden State Warriors player Festus Ezeli, BA’12 (top right), and NBC Today host Willie Geist, BA’97 (bottom center). Be sure to save the date for next year’s Reunion, planned for Oct. 11–13.
Oct. 26, 2017—Children’s book author Christina Geist recently visited patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and read her latest book, “Buddy’s Bedtime Battery.” She was joined by her husband, television personality and journalist Willie Geist, who anchors MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and NBC’s “Sunday Today with Willie Geist.”
Mar. 7, 2017—Christina Sharkey Geist is many things: a mother, wife, brand strategist, small business owner, “mompreneur” and, now, a children’s book author.
May. 12, 2016—Plenty of notable personalities visited Vanderbilt this past spring or showed some love to Commodore Nation on social media—and sometimes both.
Apr. 14, 2014—In many ways Willie Geist was born to be on television. The co-host of NBC’s Today show and MSNBC’s Morning Joe is blessed with the good looks and self-assurance that one might associate with, say, a football or basketball team captain—which he was, incidentally, for both sports at his high school in Ridgewood, N.J. Yet there is also something...
Apr. 4, 2014—Noted journalists and new media pioneers Willie Geist, David Plotz and Nick Thompson will discuss the state and future of their career field April 11 at the First Amendment Center.
Mar. 7, 2014—Willie Geist is a natural on camera because he comes by it honestly. His father, Bill, is a longtime Emmy Award-winning correspondent for CBS News, and some of the younger Geist’s earliest memories have to do with his dad’s profession.