SUNDAY Today host Willie Geist has corrected himself after a noticeable, on-air mispronunciation had a viewer telling him the error of his ways.

Willie, 47, offered his apology after a fan called him out for articulating Texas’ Bexar County with two syllables instead of one on Twitter.


Willie Geist was recently called out by a fan for pronouncing the x in Bexar Texas. He promptly responded to the Tweet with an apology[/caption]

Following a segment containing the mispronunciation, Twitter user Eddie Aldrete wrote to the TV star: “Bexar County, Texas – FYI, the ‘X’ is silent. It’s pronounced like the animal BEAR.”

However, despite the gaffe, it didn’t take long for Willie to right the wrong.

Just seven minutes later, the anchor replied to the viewer: “Yes, I know. Said it right all morning and slipped on one. Apologies.”

Another Twitter user was quick to show understanding for Willie, saying, “All good. I lived in Texas 11 years and didn’t know the correct pronunciation until I married a San Antonian who set me straight, about that and so many other things.”



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The correction comes after the host was slammed by viewers about his lifestyle coverage of Gigi Hadid’s new clothing line on 9/11.

The talk show took to its Twitter page to share a photo of the two chatting on the streets of New York with the caption: “Also on #SundayTODAY: Model, designer, and style icon @GiGiHadid joins @WillieGeist in this week’s #SundaySitdown.”

Some fans were appalled for seemingly not taking the anniversary of the terrorist attack more seriously.

One Twitter use wrote: “What made the SUNDAY TODAY 9/11/22 show run a piece on Gigi Hadid?????!!!!”

“I guess nothing says ‘remembrance’ of one of the most significant events in US history like Ms. Hadid’s views of cashmere shorts,” they added.

“Great call, whomever decided this was a good idea,” they concluded.

“It’s so embarrassing! Whoever decided to run that segment should be fired, or Willie himself even for agreeing to deliver it,” a second agreed.

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Willie has been the host of Sunday Today since 2016.

He is also the host of the Today show podcast Sunday Sitdown.

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