Meredith Vieira Biography

Updated On Feb 22, 2019 Published On Nov 29, 2015
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Date of Birth: 1953 , December-30
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
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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.

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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.

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Born in Providence, Rhode Island, United States

December 30 , 1953

Meredith Vieira was born in Providence, Rhode Island, United States to mother Mary Elsie Rosa, a homemaker and father Edwin Vieira, a doctor. She is an American and is of Portuguese ethnicity. She has three older brothers.

Married to Richard Merrill

June 14 , 1986

Meredith Vieira is married woman and her beloved husband is Richard Merrill. Richard Merrill is an American journalist, television producer and author. She has been married for 29 years as of 2015. They got married on June 14, 1986. They have three children together.

Began her career in Radio

1975

She began her career in Radio as a news announcer for WORC radio in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1975. She earned valuable experience as a news anchor. Later on she worked as a reporter in local TV and became investigative reporter.

Joined CBS News

1982

She joined CBS News as a CBS reporter based in its Chicago bureau. She became correspondent at CBS West 57th from 1985 to 1989 and at 60 Minutes from 1989 to 1991 and lastly, co-anchor at CBS Morning News from 1992 to 1993.

Moved to ABC

1994

She worked as one of the six correspondents for the news magazine show Turning point from 1994 to 1999. She became host of the Lifetime Network's show Intimate Portrait from 1995 to 2004. While in ABC she became co-host of ABC daytime talk show The View.

Host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire

September 16 , 2002

She became the host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire on September 16, 2002. From this show she helped a lot of people to fulfill their life-long dream of being a millionaire in the U.S. 

Joined NBC News

April 6 , 2006

She took over Katie Couric as a co- host of Today on April 6, 2006. She is widely known in the world as a journalist who is a co- hosting that show. She is still associated with NBC.

Graduated from Tufts University

1975

She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in 1975. She was very good in study and her teacher suggested to done graduation with a degree in English after knowing her raw talent. She followed her teacher and done graduation in English.

Net Worth

2019

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.