- Bill Geddie, co-creator and former executive producer of “The View,” passed away at 68.
- He helped launch “The View” in 1997 and served as executive producer for 17 years.
- His cause of death has not been publicly disclosed.
Bill Geddie, the co-creator and former executive producer of the popular daytime talk show “The View,” has passed away at the age of 68. The cause of his death has not been revealed by his family or representatives.
Geddie is best known for co-creating “The View” with journalist Barbara Walters in 1997. Serving as executive producer for 17 years, he played a significant role in shaping the show’s format and reputation as a groundbreaking program featuring discussions and debates among co-hosts of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Geddie also had a hand in hiring the show’s on-air talent, including Whoopi Goldberg, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
In addition to his work on “The View,” Geddie served as executive producer on various other television programs, including “The Barbara Walters Specials” and “The 10 Most Fascinating People” series. He was also a partner at NBC and ABC, where he produced many news programs and specials, including coverage of the Olympic Games and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
A Television Academy member, Geddie received numerous industry awards and nominations throughout his career, such as 14 daytime Emmy Award nominations and a Peabody Award. His impact on daytime television has been recognized by many, including his long-time collaborator Walters, who once said: “I am so proud of the television program we created.”
Geddie’s passing on March 11, 2023, has resulted in an outpouring of love and condolences from his colleagues in the entertainment industry. His legacy as a pioneering force in daytime television will undoubtedly be remembered by those who worked with him and enjoyed the programs he brought to life.