Willie Geist is an American television personality. He is a co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and co-anchors the third hour of Today Show. Geist also hosts a satirical video blog on MSNBC.com called Zeitgeist. Geist also is a frequent fill in for Matt Lauer on the Today Show. He is the author of the The New York Times bestselling book American Freak Show, released on October 12, 2010, and of Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks or Your Money Back!, a satire of the popular self-help genre, released on May 10, 2011.