Meredith Vieira Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, ABC News, Salary, and Net Worth

Meredith Vieira Profile

Meredith Louise Vieira is an American television personality and broadcast journalist working for ABC News serving as a co-anchor of the morning news and talk program by the name of TODAY. She is also the host of the game show which is known as Who Wants to be a millionaire.

Meredith Vieira Education

Vieira went to the Lincoln School, a Quaker all-girls School which is based in Providence where she graduated in 1971. Soon after, she joined Tufts University where she attained her degree in English in 1975.

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Meredith Vieira Radio and TV Career

Vieira’s broadcasting career started in 1975 after landing a job at WORC radio in Worcester, Massachusetts where he served as a news announcer of the afternoon drive news during the B. J. Her TV career started after landing a job at WJAR-TV in Providence where she served as a local reporter and anchor. Soon after, she made her way into the newsroom at WCBS-TV in New York City where she served as an investigative reporter from 1979 to 1982.

Vieira hit the headlines as a CBS journalist based in Chicago from 1982 to 1984. Later on, she started her new role serving as a correspondent for nationwide news-magazine shows like West 57th from 1985 to 1989 as well as Minutes from 1989 to 1991. The last task she did while at CBS was as a  co-anchor of the morning news. She left the station for ABC and was the news-magazine show Turning Point regular correspondent from 1994 to 1999. She also spent some time serving as the host of the Lifetime Network’s show Intimate Portrait. Intimate Portrait debuted on January 3, 1995, and was on till August 28, 2004.

Vieira also spent some time serving as a co-host as well as the original moderator of ABC’s daytime talk show The View. The view started on August 11, 1997, til June 9, 2006. She was also in charge of opening and closing each of the show’s live episodes, guiding conversations, as well as breaking into commercials. On the last episode of The View, her co-hosts made her a roast to commemorate her departure.

Meredith Vieira Age

Vieira was born on December 30, 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. She is therefore 68 years old as of 2021.

Quick Facts About Meredith Vieira

Age68 years old
SpouseRichard M. Cohen
Net Worth$45 Million

Meredith Vieira Height

Vieira stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Meredith Vieira Family

Vieira was born and raised to her first-generation Portuguese American parents Mary Elsie Rosa(mother) and Edwin Vieira(father). Her father was a medical doctor while her mother was a homemaker. She was raised alongside her 3 brothers whereby she is the youngest. Her grandparents are from one of the nine islands in the archipelago including the Azores—three from Faial Island.

The family emigrated to the US in New England during the late-19th and early-20th centuries and settled in Providence, Rhode Island. Growing up, she was raised in a very strong religious family that believed in the Roman Catholic faith but not long ago she said that she has spirituality, not a religion. Rumors circulated that she has dumped her religion and is now an atheist though there is no information supporting these claims.

Meredith Vieira Husband/ Richard M Cohen

Vieira is happily married to her handsome husband Richard M. Cohen. Cohen is an Emmy Award-Winning CBS News journalist who was born on February 14, 1948, in Plainview, United States. Her husband has also gone through several health challenges ever since he was 25 years old.

He was diagnosed with sclerosis, a disease that affects the brain as well as the spinal cord whereby it causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. In 1999, he was diagnosed with colon cancer but fortunately battled the disease and is now in good health. Additionally, the couple is blessed with three one of them being Gabe Cohen who is a reporter based in Washington state.

Meredith Vieira Salary

Being one of the top journalists for ABC News Vieira earns an annual salary of $11 million.

Meredith Vieira’s Net Worth

Vieira has an estimated net worth of $ 45 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a television personality and broadcast journalist.

How Old is Meredith Vieira?

Vieira was born on December 30, 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, the U.S. She is therefore 68 years old as of 2021.

Meredith Vieira Balancing family and career

Vieira joined forces with 60 Minutes in 1989, after she had given birth to her first child. The executive producer of 60 Minutes, Don Hewitt permitted her to be working part-time for two seasons so that she could take care of her newborn child. After the two seasons, she was back to working full time but two years later, she got pregnant again and requested to continue with the part-time arrangement.

Hewitt did not agree with the request and ended up firing her and making a decision to hire another person who is willing to work full-time. Her being fired hit the headlines and caused raucous and mixed reactions all over the states. She refused to work for ABC’s Good Morning America as well as co-host CBS’s The Early Show during the mid-1990s because her children were still too young.

Meredith Vieira ABC News

Vieira is currently working at ABC News where she works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;

  1. David Muir
  2. Whit Johnson
  3. Amy Robach
  4. Mona Kosar Abdi
  5. Robin Roberts (newscaster)
  6. George Stephanopoulos
  7. Lara Spencer
  8. Ginger Zee
  9. Rob Marciano
  10. Andrew Dymburt
  11. Linsey Davis
  12. T. J. Holmes
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