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Meredith Vieira is an award-winning news correspondent, anchor, editor, television personality and philanthropist. She won five Emmy Awards for her work as a correspondent on CBS News magazines 60 Minutes and West 57th. As a correspondent, she has covered presidential elections, high-profile trials, crime, human-interest stories and much more.
Vieira served as a co-editor on 60 Minutes for two seasons and won another Emmy Award for the report, “They Brother’s Keeper,” a story on Christians who saved Jews during the Holocaust. She has been the moderator of ABC’s The View since 1997, and she co-anchored NBC’s TODAY show from 2006 to 2011. In 2002 she became the host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009.
Vieira is also involved with numerous philanthropic organizations and frequently contributes to many charitable foundations. In 2001, she received the Safe Horizon Champion Award from City of Hope and the Woman of the Year Award. In 2004 she received the Mother of the Year Award from The Pajama Program, which provides bedtime books and pajamas to underprivileged children.
Meredith only accepts speaking engagements in the New York area.
Meredith Vieira co-anchored NBC News’ TODAY show from September, 2006 thru June, 2011.
She also serves as host of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, a position she’s held since 2002, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in August 2009. Vieira had been moderator of ABC′s The View since the show′s inception in 1997. She started at ABC in 1993 when she joined their news division as chief correspondent of Turning Point, which debuted in March 1994 and where she earned her seventh Emmy Award.
Prior to that, Vieira spent more than a decade at CBS News, where she garnered five Emmy Awards for her work as a correspondent on news magazines 60 Minutes and West 57th. From 1989 to 1991 she was a co-editor of 60 Minutes. In addition she won an Emmy for the 60 Minutes report, Thy Brother′s Keeper, a story on Christians who saved Jews during the Holocaust. After two successful seasons, and pregnant with her second child, Vieira left 60 Minutes.
Vieira also frequently anchored the CBS Morning News and was contributing national correspondent on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. In June 1991, she became contributing correspondent for the CBS News primetime series Verdict, reporting on courtroom trials.
Before joining 60 Minutes, she had been a principal correspondent for CBS News’ West 57th, since its premiere in August 1985. In 1989, she received four Emmy Awards for stories she reported on West 57th during its 1987-88 season. Vieira joined CBS News as a reporter in its Chicago bureau in January 1982. She was named a correspondent in 1984 and covered Sen. Alan Cranston′s presidential bid, the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco and, as a correspondent, election night 1984.
Before joining CBS News, she was a reporter for WCBS-TV for three years, the CBS-owned television station in New York City. Her assignments included the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit, the trial of Jean Harris in 1981 and a series on child molestation that earned her a Front Page Award from the Newswoman′s Club of New York. She also served as a substitute anchor on the station′s news broadcasts. Previously she was a reporter and anchor at WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. She began her career as a news announcer for WORC-Radio in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1975.
Heavily involved with numerous philanthropic organizations, Vieira is a frequent contributor to several charitable foundations. In May 2001, she received the Safe Horizon Champion Award and from City of Hope the Woman of the Year Award. She has also been honored by the Anti-Defamation League. In April 2004, she received the Mother of the Year Award from The Pajama Program, which collects and distributes bedtime books and pajamas to underprivileged children.
Vieira shares a Dec. 30 birthday with co-anchor Matt Lauer. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Vieira received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She and her husband and their three children live in New York.
In her interview on Anderson, Vieira discusses her husband’s struggle with multiple sclerosis and its effect on their life and family. She begins by sharing why she left 60 Minutes to spend time with her family. She explains that she was pregnant with her second son, and that leaving the show was an “easy” choice. “It’s all about priorities,” she says, “and I knew that my priority was my family, and that I couldn’t do both at that point.” She adds that she “slept well” after making the decision.
Vieira says that many women criticized after she left 60 Minutes, saying that she represented “having it all,” and that if she left she was “setting women back.” She explains that if she had stayed “for the wrong reason,” then she would really be setting herself back. “Life is about making choices,” she says, “and you don’t make them just once, you make them very often.”
Award-winning broadcaster, Meredith Vieira sits down for a candid, in-depth conversation about her life and career. She shares anecdotes from her years of experience as a correspondent with NBC’s TODAY, CBS News’ 60 Minutes, ABC News and Turning Point, as well as her time hosting The View and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. She discusses the many personalities and stories she has covered, as well as lessons she has learned along the way.
From her personal life, Vieira discusses how she has worked to balance her high-profile career with her commitment to several philanthropic organizations, as well as her active family life. She shares stories of raising her three children and the struggles of caring for her husband, who suffers from multiple
A Conversation with Meredith Vieira
One of the most respected women in journalism and the former co-anchor of NBC’s Today, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Meredith Vieira sits down for a candid, in-depth conversation. From her days with CBS News’ 60 Minutes through her 13 years with ABC News – first as chief correspondent of the news magazine Turning Point (where she earned her 7th Emmy) then nine years as a co-host of ABC’s The View and as a host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire – Vieira shares with audiences anecdotes from the personalities and stories she’s covered and the lessons she’s learned along the way. She also brings the audience into her personal life, discussing how she has worked to try and balance her career with a commitment to numerous philanthropic organizations and an active family life that includes three children and a husband with multiple sclerosis.
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