Success often comes with many obstacles. Yet, when one overcomes such obstacles with constant effort and learning, that leads to success.
Geoff Keighley indeed led such an example before the millennials today. As a teenager, he stepped into the industry. Today, he is a big-shot celebrity that many would aspire to be someday.
Who is Keighley?
Keighley, a Canadian born in 1979 is a famous video game TV host cum reporter. He earned his fame from anchoring and producing the GameTrailers TV series and G4tv.com. GameTrailers TV series had broadcasted its 11th and final season in the year 2013.
He produced several game awarding shows as well. Hosting several new game launches, interviewing CEOs, and review writing, have earned him recognition as a popular journalist in the gaming industry. His marital status currently is single and he is leading a successful life.
Early Life & Family
Before earning fame, he completed his graduation from the University of South California with great distinction. On completion of his education from the schools in his homeland, he kick-started his career. He started working with various great superstars to learn and upgrade himself which lead to what he is today.
Keighley’s parents, David Keighley and Barbara Frum must be proud for raising such an eminent journalist cum TV show anchor.
Keighley’s Career Milestones
Keighley is most famous for leading the GameTrailers TV show and for co-anchoring in G4tv.com shows. In 1998, he entered the field of writing as he started writing for GameSpot. In 2006, Keighley received an invitation from Spike’s Video Game Awards producers for assisting them with programming.
In 2013, Spike rebranded itself to VGX Awards changing its format. Keighley found it focusing more on commercialization and promotions than concentrating on celebrating the milestones of video games for which he went off the show.
He self-funded to bring up new game award shows which did gain support from many market leaders and publishers. Finally, in December 2014, he came up with The Game Awards. Additionally, he interviewed various CEOs. Keighley gradually extended his network to MTV where he created content and produced for various game launching shows.
The Discovery Channel had broadcasted a documentary of 5-hours where Keighley worked as a consulting producer. Since 2017 he started to participate in E3 Coliseum, an expo of video games.
Few Interesting Things About Keighley
- Keighley Is Focused
Keighley has always been focused on his aim in life while he was just a 16-year-old boy. He struggled, yet shook off all the distractions from meeting his goal.
He was not ready to compromise at any stage if that meant doing away with what he wanted. This never-giving-up attitude made him a millionaire at the age of only 40 years.
- While Keighley Moved Forward, Discovery Came Behind
When Keighley started expanding, the Discovery Channel came after him to shoot a 5-hour documentary. He worked with them as a consulting producer.
The net worth as estimated by 2021 for Geoff Keighley is $8 million.