Meredith Vieira is an American journalist, presenter and television personality. She has worked with CBS, Today and hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Her work has been well appreciated and received the OFTA Television Award, Emmy Award. She currently works as a journalist at NBC and hosts a show called 25 Words and Less.
Meredith Vieira was born on December 30, 1953 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America. His parents’ names are Edwin Vieira and Mary Elsie Rosa Silveira Vieira. She also has a sibling whose names are Jeff, Edwin and Steve. Vieira attended Lincoln School, where she received her high school diploma. She graduated from high school in 1971. She later went to Tufts University for her advanced and postgraduate studies. There she graduated with a degree in English.
Meredith Vieira’s career
After completing her studies, she decided to pursue a career in journalism. From 1986 to 1993 she worked for CBS News and was a correspondent for West 57th, 60 Minutes and co-anchor of the CBS Morning News. She left CBS and began working with ABC News Channel. In 1994 she was a correspondent for Turning Point, an ABC news program. From 1997 to 2006 and 2016 she was a presenter on The View and a guest presenter for an episode of season 20. On September 16, 2002 she was the host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. It is a television game show adapted from the British program of the same name created by David Briggs, Steven Knight and Mike Whitehill.
The show features a quiz competition with contestants trying to win a $1,000,000 prize by answering the multiple choice question. In 2006 she worked for NBC News. She has worked as Dateline NBC Contributing Anchor, Today Co-Anchor, NBC News Special Correspondent, Rock Center with Brian Williams as Correspondent, The Meredith Vieira Show Host & Executive Producer, and Guest Co-host of Today’s fourth hour.
Also, she still works with NBC News. In the fall of 2019, she hosted a syndicated game show called 25Words or Less. She used to be a presenter at Fox Television Station. The show pairs contestants with celebrities to guess a list of five works totaling under 25 words.
Meredith Vieira Social media
Meredith is an active user of social media applications such as Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. On her Instagram account, she has 35.8 thousand followers and 14 followers. In February 2011, she joined Twitter and has earned 123.1 thousand followers and 175 followers. On her YouTube account, her username is Lives with Meredith and she has 72.6 thousand followers. She uploads content about her opinion on current affairs, talks to famous people about a certain topic, uploads pictures of her work and herself and other content to entertain her fans.
Meredith Vieira Biography
|Real name||Meredith Louise Vieira|
|date of birth||December 30, 1953|
|Age (as of 2022)||68 years|
|place of birth||Providence, Rhode Island, United States|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 3” – in centimeters – 160 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 68kg – in pounds – 149 pounds|
|shoe size||6 (USA)|
|Hair color||light brown|
Meredith Vieira Family
|mother||Mary Elsie Rosa Silveira Vieira|
|Brothers||Jeff Vieira, Steve Vieira, Edwin Vieira|
|school||Lincoln School, Moses Brown School|
|Who is Meredith Vieira’s husband?||Richard M Cohen|
|children||Three (Benjamin Edwin Cohen, Lily Max Cohen, Gabriel Anthony Cohen)|
On June 14, 1986, she married Richard M. Cohen, a reporter for CBS News. They are blessed with three children named Benjamin Edwin Cohen, Lily Max Cohen and Gabriel Anthony Cohen. Since her husband was 25 years old, he had two bouts of colon cancer. They live happily in Irvington, Westchester County, New York.
Meredith Vieira Net Worth
Meredith Vieira has earned a lot in her journalism career. She has hosted various shows and also collaborated with the entertainment industry. Her salary has been estimated at around $11 million. According to sources, her net worth was estimated at around $45 million. She also earns from various brand endorsements.
Facts About Meredith Vieira
- Her father was a doctor while her mother was a homemaker, and both were first-generation Portuguese Americans.
- The surname Vieira means scallop in Portuguese.
- She was raised Roman Catholic, but in interviews she has stated that she has spirituality, not religion.
- Meredith hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics for NBC.
- She co-hosted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Watch with Matt Baker, PBS.
- Meredith had a speaking role as the Broomsy Witch in 2010’s Shrek Forever After.
- She had a cameo role of herself in a Netflix show called Orange Is the New Black in 2017.
- Their younger son, Gabe, is a Washington state reporter.
- Viera had a cameo role as the voice of a news reporter in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
- She had a guest appearance on an NBC sitcom called 30 Rock.