Meredith Vieira Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, Net Worth

Meredith Vieira Biography

Meredith Louise Vieira is well known as an American broadcast journalist and television personality. In addition, she is best known as the original moderator of the daytime talk show The View, and the original host of the syndicated daytime version of the game show as well Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and also as co-host of the NBC morning news program Today.

How old is Meredith Vieira? – Age

The broadcast journalist is 69 years old as of 2023. She was born on 30 December 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, and brought up in nearby East Providence.

How tall is Meredith Vieira? – Height

Vieira is 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m) tall.

Meredith Vieira Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Vieira is the daughter of Mary Elsie (Rosa), who is a homemaker, and Edwin Vieira, a medical doctor, both first-generation Portuguese Americans. Besides, she is the youngest of four children, with three older brothers

Meredith Vieira’s Education

Vieira went to the Lincoln School, a Quaker all-girls offshoot of Moses Brown School in Providence, graduating in 1971. In addition, she graduated holding a degree in English from Tufts University in 1975.

Is Meredith Vieira Married? – Husband

On June 14, 1986, she married CBS News journalist Richard M. Cohen. They resides in Irvington, Westchester County, New York. Cohen has had several sclerosis since he was 25 years old, and also has had two bouts of colon cancer, one in 1999 and one a year later. Moreover, Vieira and Cohen are blessed with three children; their younger son, Gabe Cohen, is known as a reporter for CNN based out of their Washington, D.C. bureau.

Broadcast and Television Personality Meredith Vieira Photo
Broadcast and Television Personality Meredith Vieira Photo

Meredith Vieira NBC News

Vieira started her broadcasting career in 1975 as well as a news announcer for WORC radio in Worcester, Massachusetts, doing afternoon drive news through the B. J. Dean Show. In addition, she started a career in television serving as a local reporter and anchor at WJAR-TV in Providence, later making her way into the newsroom at WCBS-TV in New York City where she became an investigative reporter from 1979 to 1982.

Furthermore, Vieira first gained national recognition as a CBS reporter located in its Chicago bureau from 1982 to 1984. Later, she became a correspondent for nationwide news-magazine shows such as West 57th (1985–89) and 60 Minutes (1989–91). Likewise, her final assignment at CBS was as co-anchor of the CBS Morning News (1992–93).

Vieira later moved to ABC initially as one of six known correspondents for the news-magazine show Turning Point (1994–99), and was besides the host of the Lifetime Network’s show Intimate Portrait, which debuted on January 3, 1995, and also ran till August 28, 2004.


  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

Meredith Vieira Net Worth

Citing her career, Vieira has an estimated net worth of $45 million.

Meredith Vieira‘s Instagram

You can find and follow Vieira on Instagram using the account name: @MeredithVieira

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