Meredith Vieira is an American journalist and talk show and game show host. She is widely known in the world as a journalist who is a co-hosting on Today Show on NBC News Morning News Program. She was the original host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Meredith Vieira's Early Life
Meredith Vieira was born Meredith Louise Vieira on December 30, 1953, and is 65 years old as of early 2019. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the United States to parents mother Mary Elsie Rosa, a homemaker, and father Edwin Vieira, a doctor.
Meredith is of American nationality and belongs to the Portuguese ethnicity. She studied at Lincoln School and Tufts University.
Meredith Vieira's Career
Meredith started her radio career in 1975 as a news announcer for WORC Radio. She started her television career appearing in WJAR-TV. However, she grabbed huge attention after joining CBS News in 1982.
Meredith left CBS News in 1993 to join ABC in 1994. She was the correspondent of Turning Point and even hosted television series, Intimate Portrait. She also co-hosted the show, The View.
Meredith started hosting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from 2002 to 2013. She currently co-anchors Today and hosts The Meredith Vieira Show since September 2014.
Meredith Vieira's Net Worth
As of early 2019, Meredith Vieira's net worth is reported to be around $40 million and earns an annual salary of around $11 million. She earns around $916,000 per month. She is also regarded to be one of the richest journalists.
Meredith Vieira's Personal Life
While talking about Meredith Vieira's personal life and current relationship status, she is a married woman. She is married to her beloved husband Richard Merrill who is an American journalist, television producer, and author.
They got married on June 14, 1986, even knowing the fact that he had multiple sclerosis before the marriage. She has been married for over three decades. The couple never thought about getting divorce because they are still in deep love with each other.
They have three children together. They live together in Westchester County, New York. Besides this, there is no information about her love affairs.
Meredith stands a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs around 69 kg.