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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.

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MVPs: Vanderbilt Athletics shows support for health care workers

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.

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Notable ’Dores drop in on Vanderbilt students during last week of classes

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.

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Best wishes to the Vandy Boys at the College World Series

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.

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#VUREUNION

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.

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The power of reading

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.”

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Message Delivered: Christina Sharkey Geist, BS’97, Adds Entrepreneur and Author to Her Résumé

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.

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#Vandygram: Spring 2016

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.

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Willie Geist, BA’97, follows his father’s example to success on morning TV

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...

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Vanderbilt panel on changing media to feature Geist, Plotz, Thompson

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.

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Morning Son

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.

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VUCast: Meningitis Mystery Solved

Nov. 28, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: How Vanderbilt solved the deadly fungal meningitis mystery Which Vandy alum is now starring on network TV! Bowl game countdown is on!

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