Best known for being the co-host of the show ‘The View’ and the co-anchor of the show ‘The Today’, Meredith Vieira is an eminent TV personality. She has hosted many other popular TV shows but gained exceptional popularity for these two shows. Let’s take a close look at her career, biography, and net worth in 2019.
Born on December 30, 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, US, Meredith Vieira is an American journalist and a television personality. Her full name is Meredith Louise Vieira and nickname is Ditz. She is particularly known for being the co-host for the long-running TV program ‘NBC News Morning news program’. Talking about her early life, she was born to Mary Elsie, a homemaker and Edwin Vieira, a medical doctor. She has three older brothers. She is a Portuguese American and adheres Roman Catholic. Moving on to his education, she attended Lincoln School in Providence. She completed her high school from here in 1971. Later, she enrolled at Tufts University where she majored in English.
Speaking of her love life, Meredith’s love life has been as smooth as her professional life. She found the love of her life during the mid of 1980s and it was CBS News journalist Richard M. Cohen. After dating for few years, the couple got married in 1986. As of now, they’re a happily married couple and has three children together. Her younger son is also a TV journalist.
Meredith dreamt to become a journalist since her childhood. After completing her graduation in 1975, she stepped into broadcasting the same year itself. She started her career as a news announcer for the radio channel WORC. Following that, she started working as a local reporter in a TV channel which ultimately helped her to make her way to WCBS-TV as an investigative reporter in New York City. She had to struggle for almost 6-7 years before getting the first breakthrough in 1982 when she managed to make a place in CBS newsroom. She remained with CBS News for next one decade and garnered a huge publicity as the co-anchor of show ‘CBS Morning News’.
In 1994, she took another leaf of success when she moved to ABC. She worked as the original moderator and co-host in ABC. With ABC, she became hugely famous for being the co-host of show ‘The view’. In 2006, she left ABC and joined ‘Today’ as a co-anchor. On other side, she also focused on the show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ which she had started hosting since 2003. She remained the host of this show till 2013. In 2011, she switched to NBC and started serving as a news special correspondent. She is still with NBC.
Awards & achievements
Meredith Vieira has a successful career as a TV personality. She has won many awards and nominations for her extraordinary skills. She has won 3 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Daytime Emmy Award, 2 OFTA Television Award, and many other awards. Talking about nominations, she has received 8 OFTA Television Award nominations and 15 Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
Net worth of Meredith Vieira
A TV journalist doesn’t have such a high source of income that he/she can rack up huge money but the case is not same with Meredith Vieira. Throughout her successful career, she has amassed a massive net worth. The reason being, she is also an acclaimed TV host. In fact, it is the major source of her income. She charges nearly $11 million for hosting every show on NBC. With the fact, you can assume how much money she would have earned so far. As of now, she holds a giant net worth of $50 million. This is a huge net worth, especially, for a TV journalist.
Meredith Vieira’s husband is having several health issues. Even after that, she stands by him and also doesn’t let her professional life get affected. She is indeed god gifted.