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Who is Meredith Vieira?
Meredith Vieira is an American broadcast journalist, and television personality best known for being the initial moderator of the daytime talk show The View (1997–2006).
She serves as the host of the syndicated weekday game show 25 Words or Less. She joined the show in the fall of 2019. The show which is based on a board game, pairs contestants with celebrities. This is in an effort to guess a list of five words using less than 25 words in total.
She was also the original host of the syndicated daytime version of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002–2013). From 2006 to 2011, Vieira co-hosted the NBC morning news program Today.
She began her journalism career as a news announcer for WORC radio in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1975. She did afternoon drive news during the B. J. Dean Show. Her television career began at WJAR-TV in Providence where she worked as a local reporter. She eventually landed into the newsroom serving as an investigative reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City from 1979 to 1982.
She then became a CBS reporter based in its Chicago bureau from 1982 to 1984. her appearance there made her gain national recognition. Meredith later became a correspondent for nationwide news-magazine shows including West 57th from 1985 to 1989 and also 60 minutes from 1989 to 1991. She also served as a co-anchor for CBS Morning News from 1992 to 1993.
Vieira also hosted her own syndicated afternoon daytime talk show, The Meredith Vieira Show. The show began airing on September 8, 2014, produced by NBCUniversal Television Distribution. The talk show ended on May 20, 2016, after two seasons with 290 episodes. Vieira has also guest anchored Today with Hoda & Jenna for a few episodes in 2019. This was due to host Hoda Kotb being on maternity leave.
She also co-hosted Royal Wedding Watch with Matt Baker in May 2018. This was PBS’s weeklong coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Meredith Vieira ABC
Meredith joined ABC in 1994 as one of the six regular correspondents for the news-magazine show Turning Point. She also served as the host of the Lifetime Network’s show Intimate Portrait. The show debuted on January 3, 1995, and ran until August 28, 2004.
She was the original moderator and also a co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show The View. This is from the shows debut on August 11, 1997, until June 9, 2006. During her final episode, her co-hosts gave her a roast to commemorate her departure.
Other past and present co-hosts on the show include;
- Star Jones (1997–2006)
- Debbie Matenopoulos (1997–1999)
- Lisa Ling (1999–2002)
- Rosie O’Donnell (2006–2007, 2014–2015)
- Jenny McCarthy (2013–2014)
- Nicolle Wallace (2014–2015)
- Rosie Perez (2014–2015)
- Raven-Symoné (2015–2016)
- Michelle Collins (2015–2016)
- Candace Cameron Bure (2015–2016)
- Paula Faris (2015–2018)
- Jedediah Bila (2016–2017)
- Sara Haines (2016–2018, 2020-present)
- Sunny Hostin (2016–present)
- Meghan McCain (2017–present)
- Abby Huntsman (2018–2020)
- Joy Behar (1997–2013, 2015–present)
- Whoopi Goldberg (2007–present)
- Sherri Shepherd (2007–2014)
- Barbara Walters (1997–2014)
- Elisabeth Hasselbeck (2003–2013)
How Old is Meredith Vieira?
Vieira is 66 years old as of 2019 having been born on December 30, 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. She shares her birthday with other popular people such as LeBron James, Kim Taehyung, Ellie Goulding, Mackenzie Davis, It’sJustNick, among others.
Meredith Vieira Family
Who are Meredith Vieira’s parents?
Meredith was born to Edwin Vieira, a medical doctor, and Mary Elsie (Rosa), a homemaker. Her parents are both first-generation Portuguese Americans. All her four grandparents came from the Azores—three from Faial Island, one of the nine islands in the archipelago. Her family emigrated. They went ahead settling around Providence, Rhode Island.
Her parents raised her in the Roman Catholic faith.
Does Meredith Vieira have siblings?
Vieira was born the youngest of four children. She has three older brothers, Edwin Vieira, Jeff Vieira, and Steve Vieira.
Meredith Vieira Education
Meredith received her early education from the Lincoln School, a Quaker all-girls school in Providence, from where she graduated in 1971. She later received her university education from Tufts University graduating in 1975 with a degree in English.
Meredith Vieira Husband
Vieira has been married to the love of her life CBS News journalist Richard M. Cohen since June 14, 1986. Her husband has had multiple sclerosis since he was 25 years old. He has also had two bouts of colon cancer, one in 1999 and one a year later.
Meredith Vieira Kids
Vieira and her husband Cohen have three children together. They have two sons, Benjamin Edwin Cohen, Gabriel Anthony Cohen, and a daughter Lily Max Cohen. Their youngest son Gabriel is a reporter based in Washington state.
Meredith Vieira Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
On September 16, 2002, Meredith became the first host of the American syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. For her hosting duties on Millionaire, she won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host, the first in 2005, and the second one in 2009. She became the second woman to ever win an Emmy Award in this category after Betty White for Just Men! in 1983.
She also served as its co-executive producer. She held the title in 2005 until her departure in 2013. Meredith announced on January 10 2013 that she would leave the show to focus on other projects in her career. She was with the show for eleven seasons having hosted more than 1,800 episodes. She did her last taping of her final episodes in November 2012.
Meredith Vieira Today
In April 2006, Meredith joined The Today Show as an anchor succeeding Katie Couric. She hosted the show with Matt Lauer from September 13, 2006, through June 8, 2011. She also became a contributing anchor for Dateline NBC.
During this time she still hosted Millionaire. She announced her departure as co-host on May 9, 2011. However, she would remain with the show as a special correspondent.
Meredith Vieira Height
Adding to her beautiful well-curved body, Vieira stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches.
Meredith Vieira Salary
Being one of the great names on American television, Vieira received an annual salary of $11 million while hosting NBC’s Today Show.
Meredith Vieira Net Worth
Meredith has earned greatly from her extensive career on television. She has an estimated net worth of $40 million.