Meredith Vieira

Biography: A respected broadcast journalist who spent decades tackling hard-hitting news stories such as AIDS, white supremacy and adoption scams before becoming the no-nonsense moderator of the popular daytime talk show The View, Vieira began her career in the 1970s as a radio announcer. Her combination of good looks and sharp intelligence made her a natural for on-camera work, and she spent the 1980s and early 1990s at CBS, appearing on the network's evening news and morning shows and eventually becoming a correspondent on 60 Minutes. She left the lauded newsmagazine in 1991 when she became pregnant with her second child, but she didn't stay out of the spotlight for long. Two years later she jumped to ABC, and after a four-year stint hosting the now-defunct series Turning Point, she lent her journalistic credibility to The View, where she helped keep her outspoken cohosts on topic and under control. A devoted mother of three, Vieira effortlessly connected with viewers on a personalA respected broadcast journalist who spent decades tackling hard-hitting news stories such as AIDS, white supremacy and adoption scams before becoming the no-nonsense moderator of the popular daytime talk show The View, Vieira began her career in the 1970s as a radio announcer. Her combination of good looks and sharp intelligence made her a natural for on-camera work, and she spent the 1980s and early 1990s at CBS, appearing on the network's evening news and morning shows and eventually becoming a correspondent on 60 Minutes. She left the lauded newsmagazine in 1991 when she became pregnant with her second child, but she didn't stay out of the spotlight for long. Two years later she jumped to ABC, and after a four-year stint hosting the now-defunct series Turning Point, she lent her journalistic credibility to The View, where she helped keep her outspoken cohosts on topic and under control. A devoted mother of three, Vieira effortlessly connected with viewers on a personal level by sharing details about her life, including her husband Richard Cohen's struggles with multiple sclerosis and colon cancer. She then branched out by hosting the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2002, which earned her a Daytime Emmy in 2005 and led to her setting a record for hosting more episodes of a game show than any other woman. In September 2006 she took over Katie Couric's spot on NBC's long-running morning show Today. With these jobs, Vieira has often let a more playful side of herself show, such as when she flirted with a naval officer who was a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and when she went along with Jay Leno's joke that she once worked for Naked News. She has also had to deal with headline-grabbing rumors since joining Today, including denying that she and cohost Matt Lauer were having an affair. Aside from hosting jobs, Vieira occasionally can be seen (or just heard) in films: She provided voices for characters in Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa and Shrek Forever After. Expand

Meredith Vieira's Scores

Average career score: 70
Highest Metascore: 84 Sports Night: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 56 The Chew: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd 60 Minutes: Season 52 Sep 29, 2019 Reporter tbd
tbd The View: Season 21 Sep 5, 2017 Host / Guest tbd
tbd Independent Lens: Season 18 Oct 3, 2016 Executive Producer tbd
tbd The View: Season 20 Sep 6, 2016 Host / Guest tbd
tbd Hollywood Game Night: Season 4 Jan 5, 2016 Appearing tbd
tbd Hollywood Game Night: Season 3 Jul 7, 2015 Appearing tbd
76 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 1 Apr 27, 2014 Appearing 8.3
61 Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 1 Feb 26, 2014 Guest 3.2
65 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Season 1 Feb 18, 2014 Guest 6.3
tbd Conan (2010): Season 4 Nov 4, 2013 Guest 4.8
tbd The View: Season 17 Sep 9, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd Dr. Oz: Season 5 Sep 9, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Season 10 Sep 3, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 22 Jun 3, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd Dr. Oz: Season 4 Sep 10, 2012 Guest tbd
tbd The View: Season 16 Sep 4, 2012 Guest tbd
tbd Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Season 11 Sep 3, 2012 Host tbd
tbd Today : Season 61 Jan 2, 2012 Special Correspondent tbd
64 Rock Center with Brian Williams: Season 1 Oct 31, 2011 Correspondent tbd
56 The Chew: Season 1 Sep 26, 2011 Guest 5.8
tbd Dateline NBC: Season 20 Sep 23, 2011 Reporter tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 9 Sep 12, 2011 Guest 7.8
tbd The View: Season 15 Sep 6, 2011 Guest tbd
tbd Ghost Hunters: Season 7 Feb 23, 2011 Guest tbd
tbd Dateline NBC: Season 19 Sep 24, 2010 Reporter tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 8 Sep 13, 2010 Guest tbd
tbd Intervention: Season 7 Nov 30, 2009 Narrator tbd
tbd Dateline NBC: Season 18 Sep 18, 2009 Reporter tbd
tbd Today : Season 58 Jan 1, 2009 Co-Anchor tbd
tbd Dateline NBC: Season 17 Dec 5, 2008 Reporter tbd