Meredith Vieira To Leave Today
First it was Katie Couric, now Meredith Viera! She announced she is leaving her spot at the Today Show. Who do you think will take her place?
Meredith Viera will be leaving her position as co-host of NBC’s ‘The Today Show,’ according to the Hollywood Reporter. The news veteran will step down in June–almost three months before the end of her contract.
Ann Curry will take Vieira’s place as co-host and Natalie Morales will replace Curry as newsreader. An official announcement could come as early as next week.
Vieira is apparently “beloved” by the ‘Today’ cast and crew, but a combination of long, tiring hours and personal struggles (her husband is battling multiple sclerosis and cancer) are likely the reason she’s leaving. Vieira would only sign a one-year deal when her contract expired last year, and has been open about her husband’s health problems.