Meredith Vieira sitting on couch

Meredith Vieira Makes It Official, Leaving ‘Today Show’

We have known for quite some time now that Today Show host Meredith Vieira would be leaving the show this year and on this mornings show she made it official.

Vieira announced that Ann Curry would be taking her place on the show.

Vieira accepted her co-hosting role beside Matt Lauer on the show five years ago, replacing the then departing Katie Couric who headed over to CBS to host CBS Evening News, a role she is also now departing for greener pastures.

Speaking on her exit from the show Matt Lauer said Vieira:

“Has brought class and dignity and talent and a joy of life to this show for the last five years.”

Meredith said she made the decisions, “After months of personal reflection and private conversations with my family and friends.”

She hopes to stay with her “NBC Family” and still hosts Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

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