Meredith Vieira-Net Worth, Movies, Bio, Husband, Residence, Height

Professional since 1975, Meredith Vieira, an American broadcast journalist, and television personality got a breakthrough to success as moderator of The View (1997- 2006).

Formerly, the 60 Minutes correspondent, Vieira’s fortune received further aid after she became the host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002- 2013) and Today (2006-2011).

What Is Meredith Vieira Currently Doing?

Since 2019, 66-year-old Vieira hosts the syndicated weekday game show 25 Words or Less. 

Moreover, she serves as a contributing anchor in NBC’s TV newsmagazine show Dateline NBC (2006- Present) alongside Kate Snow and Natalie Morales; as for a fact, since 2011, Lester Holt is working as its anchor.

Vieira Is A Millionaire: Net Worth & Salary?

With over 4 decades as a TV personality, Meredith’s venture in many shows of ABC News, CBS, and NBC News, has garnered her million dollars shower.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Meredith Vieira has a net worth of $40 million as of April 2020.

All thanks to her notable career in ABC’s The View (1997- 2006) as a moderator that earned her $500,000 per year. In 2002, the TV journalist’s salary rose up to $5 million after she announced to join Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' former host Meredith Vieira has $40 million net worth in 2020- thanks to career in ABC & NBC News
‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ former host Meredith Vieira has $40 million net worth in 2020- thanks to her career in ABC & NBC News

Source: Wall Street Journal

In 2002, the Providence, Rhode Island-born TV personality joined as host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire & later became concurrently the co-anchor of Today (The Today Show) in 2006 alongside Matt Lauer.

Reported, she made $15 million in 2006, through the areer in those two aforementioned shows.

As per IMDB, from 2007 to 2009, Meredith earned a salary of $10 million per year from Today (2006- 2011).

Later, during Vieira’s last year in Today, her payroll rose up to $11 million in 2011.

Did you know? She served as host & executive producer of her own show The Meredith Vieira Show (2014- 2016); it reportedly earned her $5 million-a-year.

Career Began Through Local Radio Station & TV Channel

The 1971 graduate of Tufts University, Meredith started broadcasting through Worcester, Massachusetts-based radio station, WORC in 1975.

Thereafter, she became anchor & local reporter for WJAR-TV and subsequently became an investigative reporter in WCBS-TV (1979- 1982).

Breakthrough To Success

In 1982, Vieira joined the CBS News & worked for  2 years as Chicago based reporter for CBS till 1984 & later became correspondent of West 57th (1985- 1989).

In 1989, she became a part-time correspondent of 60 Minutes but was fired in 1993. From 1992 to 1993, Meredith was co-anchor of CBS Morning News with John Roberts.

After moving to ABC, the American TV personality served as correspondent of Turning Point (1993- 1997) & became a moderator of The View in 1997 throughout 2006 & left the channel.

As for a fact, while at ABC, she hosted the first syndicated version of TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002- 2013) & was succeeded by Cedric the Entertainer.

Did you know? For her work in the game show, ‘Millionaire’ Vieira won Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host in 2005; she became 2nd female to achieve it after Betty White for Just Men! (1983).

Joined NBC News & Career Journey

In April 2006, Meredith Vieira joined the NBC News & by September that year, she succeed Katie Couric as co-anchor of the channel’s morning TV show Today.

There, she worked until June 2011.

Moreover, since 2006, the TV personality serves as a contributing anchor in Dateline NBC.

Soon after joining NBC News in 2006, Meredith co-anchored its morning TV program Today (2006- 2011)
Soon after joining NBC News in 2006, Meredith co-anchored its morning TV program Today (2006- 2011)

Source: Deadline

In June 2011, the TV personality became NBC News special correspondent & also served as correspondent of Rock Center with Brian Williams (October 31, 2011 -June 21, 2013).

She covered the 2014 Winter Olympics for NBC.

Furthermore, Meredith was co-host of PBS’ week-long Royal Wedding Watch with Matt Baker in May 2018, covering the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Real Estates: What Properties She Owns & Her Residence?

Currently, Meredith Vieira lives in Irvington, Westchester County, New York, with her husband Richard M. Cohen.

As per Variety, the TV journalist paid $2.1 million in June 2000 for a 2.08-acre estate in the Hudson River-side enclave of Irvington.

Furthermore, the former The Today Show host owns a midcentury contemporary house in Hollywood Hills. She & her husband bought the 3-bedroom & 2-bathroom property spread on nearly 1,800- sq. ft. for a reported $1.115 million in August 2012.

The West Coast home also features vaulted ceilings, two fireplaces and offers a view of the city & mountains.

According to Variety, she has another property in New York, a penthouse spread on 2,500 sq. ft. in Eldorado building on Central Park West, purchased in December 2014, for an undisclosed sum.

But it is reported that 3-4 bedroom & 4 bathrooms property was lastly in the market for $8.85 million, after the first listing of $10.3 million in September 2013 failed to lure a buyer.

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Supports Charitable Organizations

Meredith is an active charity worker & has associations with many non-profit organizations:

  1. Adrienne Shelly Foundation
  2. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  3. Human Rights First
  4. Jumpstart
  5. Love Our Children USA
  6. Save the Children

Mother Of 3 Children: Who Is Her Husband?

Meredith is the mother of 3 children with her husband Richard M. Cohen, a journalist for CBS News. Reportedly, Cohen teaches journalism at Columbia University.

She & Richard married on June 14, 1986, and are together ever since. They are parents to 2 sons: Benjamin (born. 1989) & Gabriel Anthony (b. 1991) and a daughter named Lily Max (b. 1993).

Reportedly, her husband has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis since the age of 25.

Moreover, Cohen already underwent 2 surgeries for colon cancer; one in 1999 & another in 2000. Since the second surgery, he is considered free of cancer.

Short-Bio

Meredith Louise Vieira was born on December 30, 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, the USA. She is the youngest of 4 children of Edwin Vieira, a medical doctor and Mary Elsie, a homemaker.

Vieira has 3 elder brothers: Edwin, Steve and Jeff.

Raised a Roman Catholic, Meredith attended Lincoln School, an all-girls school in Providence & graduated in 1971. Then, she enrolled at Tufts University & obtained a degree in English in 1975.

An American by nationality, Meredith Vieira hails from mixed ethnicity; she has Portuguese American ancestry.

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