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With a net worth of $45 million, Meredith Vieira is an American tv personality and broadcast journalist widely known for her prominent positions as a moderator of the renowned daytime talk show “The View” and co-host of “The Today Show” as per celebritynetworth.
|Name||Meredith Louise Vieira|
|Birthdate||December 30, 1953|
|Birthplace||Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|Occupation||Journalist and Television Personality|
|Spouse||Richard M. Cohen|
|Children||3 (Benjamin Edwin, Gabriel Anthony, and Lily Max)|
|Parents||Father: Edwin VieiraMother: Mary Elsie (Rosa)|
|Siblings||Brother: Steve, Jeff & Edwin Sister: None|
|Awards/Honors||2015: Nominee of Emmy, 2003: Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award, 1996: Winner of Emmy, 1991: Winner of Emmy|
|Notable Works||coanchor (2006–11) of the morning news and talk program Today and as host (2002–13) of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire|
|Known For||Journalist and Television Personality|
|Height||1.59 m (5′ 3″)|
|Weight||69 kg (152.12 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$45 million|
Meredith Vieira Salary
During her tenure as a host on NBC’s Today Show, Meredith Vieira earned an annual salary of $11 million at the height of her career.
Meredith Vieira Early Career
In 1975, Vieira started her broadcasting career as a Worcester, Massachusetts, newscaster for WORC radio station.
Gradually, she moved up the ranks in television broadcasting and secured a position as an investigative reporter in the newsroom at WCBS-TV in NYC in 1979.
After three years, she joined CBS and served as a news reporter based out of their Chicago office in 1982.
From 1985 to 1989, Vieira became a correspondent of “West 57th,” a specialty investigative news drama on CBS.
Later, she hosted “60 Minutes” from 1989 until her departure in 1991 due to pregnancy with her second child.
Before leaving the network in 1993, Vieira co-hosted the CBS Morning News. Then, she left CBS and joined ABC as the chief correspondent for the special news program “Turning Point.”
During her tenure at ABC, Vieira also hosted the Lifetime biographical series “Intimate Portraits,” She continued to host the show until its conclusion in 2004.
The View and Subsequent Work
In 1997, Vieira was approached to serve as the moderator for ABC’s new daytime talk show. Despite the show undergoing several host changes over the years, her role as moderator remained consistent.
As the moderator, she kicked off and closed the show and introduced the topics the hosts would discuss. Vieira has shared that her role on “The View” was due to her being a reporter who didn’t want to travel, which limited her job options. She held the moderator position until 2006, when she left to join the “Today Show.”
Building on her television hosting career, Vieira became the first host and co-producer of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” in 2002.
During her stint as host, she earned 2 Daytime Emmy honors in 2005 and 2009, making her only the second woman, besides Betty White, to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Game Show Host category.
She served as the host for eleven seasons before departing in 2013 to pursue other projects.
In 2006, NBC offered Vieira the opportunity to co-host the “Today Show” with Matt Lauer, replacing Katie Couric.
While at NBC, she occasionally anchored the popular show “Dateline” and served as the onsite host for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the 2012 London Summer Olympics, and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
However, Vieira and co-host Matt Lauer’s coverage of the commencement ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics were criticized for being bumbling and disjointed.
In 2013, she announced that she would launch her talk show, which premiered the following year as “The Meredith Vieira Show.”
The show aired from the fall of 2014 to 2016, when NBC ended the program due to declining ratings.
Meredith Vieira Other Work
Aside from her television hosting career, Vieira has acted in several feature films. Her most notable role was in the 2010 hit movie “Shrek Forever After.”
She made her film debut in the popular 2004 movie “Stepford Wives,” and in 2010, she appeared in the comedy “Get Him to the Greek.”
Vieira co-hosted PBS’ weeklong coverage of Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle in May 2018.
In 2019, Vieira returned to daytime television as the host of the Fox game shows “25 Words or Less.”
The show features contestants paired with celebrities to guess a list of five words using 25 words or less, as the title suggests.
Vieira has also made appearances as herself on various television shows, including “30 Rock,” “House of Cards,” and “Orange is the New Black.”
As a producer, Vieira worked on the 2011 drama film “The Return.” She also produced the documentary “The Woman Who Wasn’t There,” which tells the story of a woman with a captivating 9/11 survival tale who later became the head of a 9/11 charity organization.
However, it was revealed that she was not even in New York during the attack. The film received an Emmy nomination and was widely viewed.
Meredith Vieira Real Estate
Meredith and Richard own multiple properties in different locations. They have a home in Westchester County, New York, a penthouse in New York City’s Eldorado building, and a house in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.
Their NYC penthouse, which has four bedrooms, was purchased for $8.5 million in December 2014. It was previously occupied by famous people such as Alec Baldwin, Moby, Bruce Willis, Ron Howard, and Michael J. Fox.
They acquired their Westchester property, a 2.1-acre estate in Irvington, New York, for $2.1 million in 2000. On the other hand, their Hollywood Hills home was bought in 2012 for $1.15 million.
Meredith Vieira Cars
Meredith Vieira is a well-known American journalist and television personality, but it is not widely known whether she has one car or more than one.