|Date of Birth:||1979 February 16|
|Age:||39 years old|
|education||BA in Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison|
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Vice President of ESPN Films and Original Projects Libby Geist is celebrated as a two-time Peabody Award-winning producer. Having worked for ESPN for more than eight years, she has been able to prove herself as one of the valuable staff of ESPN. With her hard work and dedication, she has helped to uplift the standard of ESPN films.
Geist was born and raised in the United States of America. In 1998, she joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study political science. In 2002, she graduated with BA in Political Science from the University.Having a keen interest in political issues and journalism since an early age, she decided to pursue a career in the field of journalism. After completion of her graduate study, she, however, remained unemployed for two years.
In 2004, she started her professional career at Shoot the Moon Productions, Inc. She worked for Shoot the Moon as a producer for four years under director Dan Klores. During her tenure at Shoot the Moon Production, she contributed to four famous documentaries including “Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story”, “Crazy Love”, and “Viva Baseball”. Among her contributions, “Crazy Love” won an Independent Spirit Award. Similarly, she also contributed to the four hours-two-part documentaries named “Black Magic”(2008), which gave her first Peabody.
In between 2008 and 2009, she worked as a freelancer producer and produced “The Surge: The Whole Story” for PBS. During the period, she also interviewed E Street Band for HBO’s documentary “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town”.
After her contribution in some award-winning documentaries, she was offered a job at ESPN in October 2008. She became Associate Producer II at ESPN and fulfilled the position for two years and seven months.
Since January 2011, she has been working on the making of ESPN films and has been overseeing long form documentary development. Initially, she worked on the 30 for 30 documentary series, which gave her second Peabody.
During her tenure at ESPN , she has contributed to several popular films including Alex Gibney’s “Catching Hell”, Brett Morgen’s “June 17th” and Alber Maysles’ “Muhammad & Larry”. After working in production for two years, she started to work in a development role and since then she has been contributing to create creative ESPN Films . She has also contributed to highly-acclaimed documentaries about women in sports named Nine for IX series-nine documentaries. Additionally, she also contributed to a documentary series on Disney XD named Becoming.
She currently lives in New York along with her husband and two sons. Geist is active on Twitter and Facebook