Visionary producer Bill Geddie has one of the most successful track records in the television business. He co-created ABC’s critically acclaimed live talk and entertainment program “The View,” serving as the show’s executive producer for an impressive 17 years. Under Geddie’s leadership, the hit show broke new ground in the genre, and it continues to leave an indelible mark on daytime television.
In addition to his role at the groundbreaking daytime talker “The View,” for more than 25 years Geddie partnered with Barbara Walters and BarWall Productions, serving as executive producer, writer and director of the top-rated “The Barbara Walters Specials” and “The 10 Most Fascinating People.” Early on in his extensive career, Geddie was an award-winning producer for “Good Morning America.”
In June 2012, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) presented the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards Lifetime Achievement Award to Geddie for his contributions as a writer, producer and director across his illustrious television career. In 2013, Geddie was named one of Variety’s Daytime TV Impact Honorees.
Geddie began his career as a news cameraman and editor, for which he won numerous awards. He has been the recipient of four Emmy Awards throughout his career: In addition to the Lifetime Achievement, he was awarded two in news and one as executive producer of “The View.” He also is a screenwriter in his spare time, and his script, “Unforgettable,” was made into a movie starring Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino.