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. 

Libby married to her long-term boyfriend Kevin Robert Wildes in September 2011. The couple met each other while working together in the Walt Disney Company’s ESPN sports Network unit.

Libby Geist Early life and Education

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.

Libby Geist Journalism Career

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”.

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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 freelance 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”.

Libby Geist ESPN Films

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.


Mandatory Credit: Photo by Brent N Clarke/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10219770o) Libby Geist ‘The Good, The Bad, The Hungry’ screening, Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA – 26 Apr 2019

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.

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Moreover, Libby 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.

Libby Geist Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Married

Libby married to her long-term boyfriend Kevin Robert Wildes in September 2011. The couple met each other while working together in the Walt Disney Company’s ESPN sports Network unit. No longer after their first meet, the couple started dating each other and turned into a couple.

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CAPTION-Libby with her husband Kevin Robert

Kevin is working as the coordinating producer of “SportsNation” and “Numbers Never Lies” which is a daily show broadcast from ESPN2. Libby currently lives in New York along with her husband and two sons. 

Libby Geist Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

Libby Geist earns a good sum of money in her career. She has produced several films and documentaries through which she earned wide recognition and fame. Through several films and documentaries, she has earned a huge sum of money. 

Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Libby Geist current estimated net worth is around $6 million. Her annual salary is around $2 million and she is also able to earn a decent amount of money from her published books.