Meredith Vieira Today, Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Kids, Salary, and Net Worth

Meredith Vieira Bio | Wiki

Meredith Vieira is an American journalist who is popularly known as the co-anchor of the morning news and talk program called Today. She is also a host of the weekday game show known as 25 Words or Less.

Previously, she served as a game show host for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” from 2002 to 2013. Meredith has served as a contributor to Rock Center with Brian Williams, Dateline NBC, and also NBC Nightly News. Besides that, she hosted a Lifetime television series called Intimate Portrait and later hosted her own daytime talk show known as The Meredith Viera Show.

Meredith Vieira Age

Meredith was born on December 30, 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, in the United States. She is 69 years old.

Meredith Vieira Height

She is a woman of average stature. Meredith stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in (Approx 1.63 m).

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Meredith Vieira Family

She was born to her parents Mary Elsie and Edwin Viera and raised near East Providence. Meredith’s mother is a homemaker while her father is a medical doctor. In addition, her parents belong to first-generation Portuguese Americans. She has three older brothers whose identities have not been disclosed. Meredith’s grandparents came from the Azores with one from the nine islands in the archipelago and three from Faial Island

Meredith Vieira Husband | First Husband

She is married to her husband Richard M. Cohen, who is an American journalist, author, and television producer. Meredith’s husband has been suffering from multiple sclerosis since he was 25 years old. In addition, Cohen has had two bouts of colon cancer with one being in the year 1999 and the other in 2000.

The couple tied the knot on June 14, 1986, and currently live in Irvington, Westchester County, New York. Meredith and her husband are blessed with three children. Her husband, who is blind has written an autobiography called Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir.

Meredith Vieira Children | Kids

She is a proud mother of three. Meredith has three children, two sons and one daughter named Gabriel Cohen, Benjamin Edwin Cohen, and Lily Max Cohen. Her son Benjamin along with his girlfriend contracted the Corona Virus but are currently doing fine. On the other hand, Gabriel is engaged to his girlfriend named Alli Flicker and had to postpone their wedding due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

Meredith Vieira Education

She graduated from Lincoln School, a Quaker all-girls offshoot of Moses Brown School in Providence in the year 1971. Meredith later enrolled at Tufts University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Meredith Vieira In Boots

On January 5, 2017, Meredith was spotted walking in knee-length boots from work. She has also been seen in some of her photos in Knee-length boots which is evident that she likes wearing boots. However, there is not much available information in regard to Meredith in Boots.

Meredith Vieira Show

She began her own syndicated afternoon daytime talk show called The Meredith Viera Show in September 2014. It was later announced on January 4, 2016, that the show would be ending after two seasons. Meredith’s show ended with 290 episodes after airing from September 8, 2014, to May 20, 2016.

Meredith Vieira Game Show

Meredith began hosting the syndicated game show called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the year 2005. She later obtained a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009 for her work on that program. Meredith left The View Show in 2006 to fill in a vacant seat on Today, which aired on NBC as a co-anchor. After her daytime talk show called Meredith Viera Show was canceled in 2016, she began hosting the game show called 25 Words or Less in the year 2018.

Meredith Vieira The View | On The View

She shifted her career in the year 1997 to serve as a television host and personality. Meredith became one of the co-hosts of the daily talk show known as The View, which focused on current events especially those that affected women. While still serving as a host for The View, she also served as the host of the syndicated game show called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2005. Meredith later won Daytime Emmy Award for her work on that program in the year 2009. She then left The View in 2006 to serve as a co-anchor on Today, which is aired on NBC.

Meredith Vieira Today | On Today Show | Today Show

She accepted an offer to replace Katie Couric on April 6, 2006, as co-anchor of Today, the day Katie announced that she would be leaving the show to work as an anchor of the CBS Evening News. Meredith announced on The View the following day that she would be leaving the show to serve as co-anchor of Today. She hosted the show along with Matt Lauer from September 13, 2006, to June 8, 2011, and also served as a contributing anchor for Dateline NBC.

In addition, Meredith carried on as a host of Millionaire while appearing on Today. She later announced on May 9, 2011, that she would leave as a co-host in the following month but would still remain with Today serving as a special correspondent. Meredith returned to the show on October 31, 2011, for the Halloween broadcast and later as a special co-host for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II together with Matt Lauer in London, United Kingdom.

Meredith remained with NBC working as a contributor for Dateline NBC as well as a correspondent on Rock Center along with Brian Williams. In addition, she co-hosted the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics together with Matt Lauer and was also slated to provide coverage throughout the two weeks of the games. Meredith became the first woman to solo anchor NBC’s Olympics primetime coverage on February 14, 2014, and took turns with Lauer while covering for an ailing Bob Costas.

Meredith announced in July 2013 that she would start hosting her own syndicated afternoon day talk show in September 2014 called The Meredith Viera Show, which will be produced by NBCUniversal Television Distribution. On January 4, 2016, announcements were made that the show would end after two seasons. The talk show ended with 290 episodes after airing for almost two years. In addition, Meredith guest anchored Today with Hoda & Jenna for a few episodes in the year 2019, as host Hoda Kotb was on maternity leave.

Meredith Vieira Teeth | Teeth Before And After

Meredith seems to have a history of cracking her teeth. In 2007, she cracked her two front teeth soon after she banged the back of her head during an ice-skating segment on TODAY together with Will Ferrell. In addition, Meredith also chipped her front tooth while she was attempting to tea off a wristband from one of the parties she had attended in Tampa.

As a result, she said that she was going to have her teeth fixed first thing when she returns to New York from Tampa. Many tend to believe that Meredith’s nogging-rattling was what caused her dental fracture. However, Meredith said that her dentist believed her routine of teeth grinding in her sleep is the cause of her issues with her teeth.

Meredith Vieira Salary

She receives quite an enormous amount from working as a host of 25 Words or Less. Meredith’s average salary is $11 million.

Meredith Vieira Net Worth

She has worked in the media industry for decades and has managed to accumulate a decent fortune. Meredith’s net worth is $45 million.

Is Meredith Vieira Married

She is married to the love of her life named Richard M. Cohen. Meredith and her husband got hitched on June 14, 1986, and currently reside in Irvington, Westchester County, New York.  The pair shares three amazing children, two sons, and one daughter.

How Tall Is Meredith Vieira

She is a woman of average stature. Meredith’s height is 5 ft 4 in.

How Old Is Meredith Vieira

Meredith is 69 years old. She was born on December 30, 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Is Meredith Vieira’s Husband Still Alive

Her husband is very much alive and living every moment of his life to the fullest. Although Meredith’s husband has faced various health issues, he is still a fighter and a proud father and husband.

Who Is Meredith Vieira

She is an American journalist who is famously known as the co-anchor of the morning news and talk program called Today. Meredith is also the host of the game show called 25 Words or Less.

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