A veteran of “Today” and “Morning Joe” is getting his own show as part of NBC’s revamp of its Sunday “Today” franchise. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Willie Geist will take over as host of the program, which is undergoing other changes and will not focus exclusively on politics.
The show airs before the NBC staple “Meet the Press.”
The Post quotes an unnamed high-level executive saying: “The show will start in early April and will still be ‘Sunday Today,’ but will be more thoughtful and reflective in tone, in fitting with the Sunday morning shows. Even though we are in an election year, Willie’s new show won’t be all politics. It is going to cover pop culture and social trends, but it’s built around Willie’s unique voice and take on the issues.”
Geist is expected to continue his roles on “Today” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
The report notes that Geist will be going head-to-head with his father, Bill Geist, who has been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since 1987.