William Fredrick Geddie (born July 17, 1955) is an American tv producer. He is finest identified for being co-creator and the previous government producer of ABC Daytime’s The View, on the ABC tv community. He can also be a associate with Barbara Walters in BarWall Productions and is chargeable for co-producing in style American tv exhibits resembling The Barbara Walters Special and The 10 Most Fascinating People annual particular. Bill Geddie can also be proprietor of May Avenue Productions.
Geddie is a screenwriter in his spare time. He wrote the script for Unforgettable, a film starring Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino.
Geddie has obtained six Emmy Award nominations and two wins. In 2003, he received a Daytime Emmy Award within the Outstanding Talk Show class for his work as government producer of The View. To date, he has scored ten Daytime Emmy nominations. He was offered the Lifetime Achievement Award on the thirty ninth Daytime Emmy Awards on June 23, 2012 for his contributions as author, producer and director in his greater than 30-year tv profession. Malachy Wienges, chairman of NATAS, acknowledged: “Bill Geddie is an icon within the tv trade.”
ABC Entertainment named Geddie as government producer for Tamron Hall on January 22, 2019. He left the present in March 2020.
His function on The View got here into query at occasions. Geddie was often featured on the present, acknowledging “If I may be the brunt of a joke, if I can do to get fun or if I might help in any approach that is what I’ll do.’ Otherwise, that’s it. I keep out of the best way… should you watch the present, you see that usually talking I’m a facet participant and I’m mainly there to get fun.” He had effectively documented disagreements, specifically, with former hosts Star Jones, Rosie O’Donnell, and visitor host Kathy Griffin. He was pushed out after Barbara Walters introduced her retirement from the present in May 2014.
Geddie was the unique government producer for The View from its launch in August 1997 till his ouster in 2014.
Geddie was born in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977, majoring in communications/movie. He began out buffing the flooring at KOCO-TV, in Oklahoma City and Geddie has acknowledged that “When you buffed the flooring—that is how casual tv was again then—they allow you to run digicam for the native information. What acquired me off the ground was that I went to the information director and mentioned I had shot movie earlier than, so he gave me a job capturing movie.”