Primarily celebrated for her television work as a prime referee in the early clashes between various perspectives in the ABC opinion based talk show The View, Meredith Vieira is a well-known American journalist, game show host and talk show host.
She has been an inspirational person, a loving wife, and mother as well as a progressive professional. It sure was not a piece of cake for Meredith managing everything. At 63 years of age, Meredith has spread her charm all over the industry.
She has successfully proved her worth as a television personality while co-coordinating the show. We will talk about it all, from her physical height of 5 feet and 3 inches to the height of her successful career.
Her much-celebrated come-back!
Talking about the phase when she gained her popularity, she was in her mid-40s when she joined The View, and she left the show in her mid-50s (1997-2006). Believe it or not, during Vieira’s times, the show used to be informational and guest friendly, unlike the unending arguments these days.
A P.T. Barnum Award winner, Meredith is not short of money. She has a total net worth of around $40 to $50 million U.S. dollars.
Sometimes things don’t go according to our wishes. Meredith always wanted to be an actress in her early days. She later graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in English in the year 1975.
Before The View, she earned a valuable experience working as a News Anchor at WORC Radio. She also worked as a local reporter and anchor at WJAR-TV, an investigative reporter at WCBS-TV, a reporter at CBS, a correspondent at CBS West 57th and 60 minutes and lastly, as co-anchor at CBS Morning News, between 1975 and 1993.
She also worked as one of the six correspondents for the news magazine show Turning point from 1994-1999, and as the host of the show Intimate Portrait on Lifetime Network from 1995 to 2004. Moreover, she was also a favorite co-host of the Morning News program Today on NBC from 2006 to 2011.
Around the same time, she helped a lot of people fulfill their life-long dream of being a millionaire in the U.S. syndicated version of the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from 2002 to 2013.
She is still associated with NBC as a special correspondent and contributor to various NBC shows like Today, NBC Nightly News, Rock Center with Brian Williams, and Dateline NBC. She also works as a special occasion coverage specialist covering reputed events such as 2014 Winter Olympics.
Successful love life:
Meredith is a classic example of the quote “Love oversees everything.” Richard has had two bouts of colon cancer after their marriage. But still, the couple never thought about getting a divorce because they were deeply in love with each other, and they admired how their two children were growing as well.
Talking about her personal life, she is a proud wife and mom. She has been married to CBS News journalist Richard M. Cohen for 29 years. Meredith married Richard on June 14, 1986, despite knowing the fact that he had multiple sclerosis before the marriage.
She thinks that she has a balanced life professionally and personally as of now. However, she is always trying to adjust her old habit and reinvent herself to be a better person.
In the year 1991, Meredith was fired from the show 60 minutes because she couldn’t’ give full time to the show following the birth of her second children. After that, this strong woman and loving mother decided not to work for any significant projects in the 1990’s to take care of her young children.
Taking this strategy, she declined some lucrative job opportunities such as job offer from CBS’s Early Show and ABC’s Good Morning America in the mid-1990s.
— Meredith Vieira (@meredithvieira) January 9, 2017
More information on her professional and personal life can be extracted from Wikipedia’s biography of her. Moreover, one can follow the veteran television show host via Twitter, where she has an astonishing number of followers.