Meredith Vieira

Journalist, TV host, Game show host
A respected television journalist whose reporting earned her six Emmy awards, Meredith Vieira also became one of the most recognizable faces on daytime TV, thanks to her hosting duties on "The View" (ABC, 1997- ) and ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1953 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Actor (239)

60 Minutes 1968 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

A Toast to 2014! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Countdown to the Globes 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Hollywood Game Night 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Deception 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Dateline NBC 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

Primetime Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Rock Center with Brian Williams 2002 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

Spin City 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sports Night 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Syndicated) 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Wish Me Away 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Ace of Cakes 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside the Royal Wedding 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

30 Rock 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Intervention 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Shrek Forever After 2010 (Movie)

Broomsy Witch (Voice)

2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

2008: Today Looks Back, a Holiday Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Got Talent 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intervention In-Depth: Compulsive Gambling 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Narrator

Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Today 2004 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Host

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Newscaster (Actor)

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mo'Nique 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Intimate Portrait: Rosie O'Donnell 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Intimate Portrait: Vanessa Marcil 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stepford Wives 2004 (Movie)

Host (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Angie Dickinson 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Bo Derek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Christiane Amanpour 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Joely Fisher 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Loretta Lynn 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The View: His & Her Body Test 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

After Party at "The View" 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Come Together 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Belinda Carlisle 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Betsey Johnson 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Jennie Garth 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Judge Judy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Kelly Ripa 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: LisaGay Hamilton 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Maria Shriver 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Marian Wright Edelman 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mary J. Blige 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Paula Zahn 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Rita Moreno 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Tippi Hedren 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Venus and Serena Williams 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Vera Wang 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Betty White 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Calista Flockhart 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Deborah Norville 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Deidre Hall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Diane Keaton 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Diane Sawyer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Elizabeth Dole 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Estelle Getty 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Jamie Lee Curtis 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Joanna Kerns 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Judith Krantz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Judy Garland 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Karen Duffy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Laila Ali 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Liz Smith 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Madeleine Albright 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Park Overall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Roma Downey 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Sela Ward 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Sharon Lawrence 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Terry McMillan 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Victoria Woodhull 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to Oscar 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Beautiful 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Ava Gardner 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Claudia Schiffer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Cokie Roberts 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Connie Chung 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Golda Meir 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Harriet Taubman 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Indira Gandhi 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Judy Collins 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Kathy Najimy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Lady Bird Johnson 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Lynda Carter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Mary Steenburgen 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Rosalynn Carter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Swoosie Kurtz 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Trisha Yearwood 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Carol Burnett 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 78th Annual Miss America Pageant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Melissa Gilbert 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Turning Point 1993 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Heroin: The New High School High 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Whiz Kids 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

60 Minutes... 25 Years 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Like Anybody Else 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

West 57th 1984 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaign '86: Election Night 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

America Becoming (TV Show)

Narrator

Fat: What No One Is Telling You (TV Show)

Narrator

Intimate Portrait: Brandy (TV Show)

Actor

The Meredith Vieira Show (TV Show)

Host

Verdict (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Return 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Woman Who Wasn't There 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A respected television journalist whose reporting earned her six Emmy awards, Meredith Vieira also became one of the most recognizable faces on daytime TV, thanks to her hosting duties on "The View" (ABC, 1997- ) and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (ABC, 1999- ), as well as "Today" (NBC, 1952- ). Vieira initially began her journalism career on a local Massachusetts radio station, and later, on television as a reporter and anchor on stations in Rhode Island and New York. When she became the Chicago bureau chief for "The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" (CBS, 1981-2005), Vieira's reputation and profile increased, leading to morning show work for CBS, a stint as a news magazine correspondent for ABC, as well as a host spot on "Intimate Portrait" (Lifetime, 1999- ). The key turning point in Vieira's career came when she was brought on to moderate Barbara Walter's daytime talk show, "The View" (ABC, 1997- ). The often bawdy and hilarious co-host continued to branch out, stepping in as host for the daytime version of the popular game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" (syndicated, 2002- ). Vieira caused a minor stir when she chose to leave the highly successful "The View" in order to fill the position vacated by Katie Couric on "Today" (NBC, 1952- ), although the deal did allow her to return to journalism with regular contributions as a correspondent on "Dateline NBC" (NBC, 1991- ). Recurring guest spots on the Tina Fey series "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ), and cameos in films like "Get Him to the Greek" (2010) also added an enjoyable diversion to Vieira's regular duties. Highly regarded as professional and personable, Vieira became a mainstay of American media, comfortably existing in the realms of journalism and entertainment.

Relationships

Richard Cohen

Husband
Married the CBS News journalist on June 14, 1986 has had multiple sclerosis since his mid 20's, and has had two bouts of colon cancer, one in 1999 and one a year later he is also legally blind as a result of his MS

Lily Cohen

Daughter
Born c. 1993 father, Richard Cohen

Ben Cohen

Son
Born c. 1989 father, Richard Cohen

Gabe Cohen

Son
Born c. 1991 father, Richard Cohen

Edwin Vieira

Father
Portuguese-American died in 1987

Edwin Vieira Actor

Brother
Older

Mary Louisa Vieira

Mother
Portuguese-American died in 2004

Jeff Vieira

Brother
Older

Steve Vieira

Brother
Older

EDUCATION

Tufts University

Medford , Massachusetts
Graduated magna cum laude

Lincoln School

Providence , Rhode Island

Milestones

2011

Announced in April that she is leaving the "Today" show

2011

Announced she was leaving NBC's "Today" show to spend more time with her family

2007

Played herself on an episode of NBC's "30 Rock"

2006

Earned 3 Daytime Emmy nominations for producing and hosting "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and as co-host of "The View"

2006

Accepted an offer to succeed Katie Couric as co-host of NBC-TV's "Today Show" for reported four-year contract worth at least $10 million a year

2006

Joined Matt Lauer as co-anchor of NBC's "Today" and became the contributing anchor for "Dateline NBC"

2003

Made her Broadway debut as an honorary cast member, for one performance only, of the Tony Award-winning musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

2002

Named host of the syndicated version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"

1999

Was named the official host of Lifetime's critically-acclaimed series "Intimate Portrait"

1998

Served as host for The Miss America Pageant

1997

Served as the moderator and co-host of "The View" (ABC) alongside Star Jones, Joy Behar and executive producer Barbara Walters

1993

Joined ABC News in as chief correspondent for "Turning Point"

1989

Was a co-editor of the CBS News magazine "60 Minutes"

1985

Became a principal correspondent for CBS News' "West 57th"

1982

Joined CBS News as a reporter for its Chicago bureau

1975

Started as a news announcer for WORC-Radio in Worcester, MA

Bonus Trivia

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In April 2011, it was reported that Meredith Vieira would be leaving the "Today" show as co-anchor when her contract expires this year.

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