Bill Geddie

Bill Geddie

Bill Geddie, executive producer of “The View,” ABC network’s critically acclaimed live talk and entertainment program, and “The Barbara Walters Specials,” has been named the 2011-12 College of Communication Outstanding Alumnus.

Geddie earned a bachelor's degree in radio-television-film from The University of Texas at Austin.

Geddie has helped “The View” earn 30 Daytime Emmy Awards, including the 2003 Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Talk Show.” He has also been with Barbara Walters for the past 25 years as the executive producer of “The Barbara Walters Specials” and “The 10 Most Fascinating People,” which he co-writes and directs. Geddie also appears on Walters’ weekly Sirius Radio program, “Barbara Live!,” providing his own brand of humor and insight.

Before joining Barwall Productions, Geddie produced for “Good Morning America.” He is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, two for news and one as executive producer of “The View.” He is also a screenwriter in his spare time and his script, “Unforgettable,” was made into a movie starring Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino. His production company, Bill Geddie Productions, has produced 60 original hours for the Discovery Channel.

“I’m thrilled to receive this award and very proud to be a Longhorn,” Geddie said. “I’ve worked in New York City for 30 years, but I still think Austin is the center of the universe. I just hope that returning to UT doesn’t bring on that old recurring dream where my TV project is due and I haven’t started it yet.”