'The View' EP Bill Geddie Tapped for TV Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

The View executive producer Bill Geddie will receive the TV Academy's 39th annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement prize.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor The View executive producer during the annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony on June 23 at the Beverly Hilton.

The announcement was made by Barbara Walters during Monday's broadcast of ABC's The View. Geddie has spent more than 25 of his 30-year career working with Walters as an exec producer of The Barbara Walters Specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People, which he co-writes and directs.

"Bill Geddie is an icon in the television industry,” NATAS chairman Malachy Wienges said in a statement announcing the news Monday. “When he and Barbara Walters created The View 15 years ago, they introduced a new and innovative daytime television talk show format. We at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are proud to have Bill receive our 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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