Discovery Channel says it scheduled Everest Jump Live to debut during the short window of opportunity dictated by weather on Everest. Everest Jump Live is set for Sunday, May 11 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. The 2-hour event, chronicling climber Joby Ogwyn‘s attempt to jump from the summit of Mt. Everest wearing a wing suit equipped with cameras, is produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions. NBC officially unveils its schedule to advertisers Monday morning.
NBC News’ Willie Geist will host the jump, and be joined by The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, who will serve as chief meteorologist and track Everest’s unpredictable weather conditions. Kyle Martino of NBC Sports and Chris Jacobs of Discovery and Velocity will deliver on-the-ground updates at Everest Base Camp, while Geist and Cantore will be based at a studio in New York City.
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Today co-host Willie Geist will host Discovery Channel‘s Everest Live Jump, the two-hour telecast in which climber Joby Ogwyn will attempt the first wing-suit flight off the summit of Mt. Everest. That’s because the telecast is being produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions. Interestingly, Geist will also be joined by The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, who will serve as chief meteorologist and track Everest’s unpredictable weather conditions, while Chris Jacobs and Kyle Martino give live updates. The Weather Channel’s Sam Champion could use the exposure — the launch of his morning program AMHQ has produced ratings lower than that network’s prior four-week average in the time period. Discovery says the Mt. Everest jump will be telecast live in May. Read More »
I know, old news — but this time it comes directly from NBC and with a few new details. Beginning November 12, Willie Geist will become co-host for the 9 AM hour of Today, … Read More »
News about the move comes from anonymous sources who spoke to The New York Times‘ Brian Stelter, who’s writing a book about the morning newscasts. He says Willie Geist will serve as a backup to Matt … Read More »