Bill Wolff (television executive)

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Bill Wolff
Born (1966-03-04) March 4, 1966 (age 51)
Nationality United States
Occupation television producer
Spouse(s) Alison Stewart

Bill Wolff (born March 4, 1966) is a television producer. He was most recently the Executive Producer of The View. He has also served as the vice president of prime-time programming for the cable news channel MSNBC, as well as the executive producer of The Rachel Maddow Show.[1]


Wolff was born to a Jewish family[2] and is a graduate of Clayton High School in Clayton, Missouri and Harvard University, where he was a member of the varsity water polo team.[citation needed]

At MSNBC, he was previously the executive producer of The Situation with Tucker Carlson, later called Tucker, before his promotion in 2005.[3] Wolff was also seen on Tucker filling in for Willie Geist and reporting on entertainment news. He left MSNBC in August 2014 to become a part of The View.[4]

Before joining MSNBC, Wolff produced ESPN's Around the Horn (where he was also the "disembodied voice") and Fox Sports Net's I, Max, two sports commentary shows hosted by Max Kellerman, and served as a "judge" for the latter program. At ESPN, he helped produce SportsCenter and Sunday NFL Countdown.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Wolff is married to Alison Stewart,[5] most recently a host of NPR's former morning show,The Bryant Park Project. Although of Jewish descent, Wolff is non-practicing.[2]


  1. ^ Ariens, Chris (October 23, 2008). "Bill Wolff on Maddow, Matthews and MSNBC In Its Prime". TV Newser. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b NPR: "Iran Report Raises Questions for U.S. Policy" December 4, 2007 | "Look, I put up a Christmas tree. I have three wreaths in my home. My husband is a non-practicing Jew. He didn't really care. But I saw this really cute, little sort of jelly stick on the window menorah, and I wanted to make sure that we had representation in the household. And I won't say he laughed with me. He laughed at me for the menorah."
  3. ^ "Bill Wolff Named VP at MSNBC". Mediaweek. September 13, 2005. 
  4. ^ Guthrie, Marisa; O'Connell, Michael. "More 'View' Moves: 'Rachel Maddow' Exec Producer to Replace Bill Geddie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alison Stewart and Bill Wolff". The New York Times. November 5, 2006. 

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