Login or register

Meredith Vieira

Mostly Credited As: Meredith Vieira
Birth Name: Meredith Louise Vieira
Date Of Birth: December 30, 1953 (Age 61)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Meredith Vieira

Meredith Vieira is an American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. She graduated with a degree in English from Tufts University. And entered the broadcasting industry in 1975 as a radio news announcer for WORC in Worcester, Massachusetts. She eventually moved on to television as a local reporter/anchor at at WJAR-TV a Providence TV station. Her career really began to take off when she, from 1985-1989, became a correspondent for nationwide news-magazine shows including West 57th and 60 Minutes. After that she briefly hosted CBS Morning News. In 1997 she started as a co-host and moderator of The View, one of her most noted roles. Before leaving The View in 2006, in 2002, She began hosting Who Wants to Be A Millionaire one of the roles Regis Philbin was best known for. While co-hosting The View she began each live episode saying "Hello! And welcome to The View!". Which she has more or less carried over to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, frequently beginning each episode of the show with "Hello! And welcome to Millionaire!". In 2006 she decided to leave The View and take Katie Couric's place as co-anchor of Today, an NBC news/talk show. She currently balances hosting Today, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and taking care of her teenage children. She is married to Emmy-award winning CBS News journalist Richard M. Cohen and lives in New York.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)As: Herself (Host)
Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley (2014)As: Herself (Host)
The 2014 Winter Olympics (2014)As: Herself (Announcer - Opening Ceremony)
A Leap of Faith: A Meredith Vieira Special (2014)As: Herself (Host)
The 2012 Summer Olympics (2012)As: Herself (Color Commentator for the Opening & Closing ceremonies)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (US) (1999)As: Herself (Host - S04-S09, S11)
The View (1997)As: Herself (Moderator 1997-2006 (Season 1-9))
Dateline NBC (1992)As: Herself (Contributing Anchor 2006 - present)
West 57th (1985)As: Correspondent
CBS Morning News (1982)As: Herself (Co-Anchor 1992-1993)
60 Minutes (US) (1968)As: Herself (Correspondent 1990-1991)
Today (US) (1952)As: Herself (Co-Anchor 2006-2011)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1939)As: Herself (2006-Present)
Episode Cast Credits 

Watch What Happens: Live (2009) 
  Meredith Vieira & Samuel L. Jackson 12x34: (Feb/19/2015) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Mindy Kaling & Meredith Vieira 11x143: (Sep/14/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Meredith Vieira 11x13: (Oct/27/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Access Hollywood Live (2010) 
  Mariska Hargitay, Kenny Chesney, Meredith Vieira 05x11: (Sep/23/2014) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 171 63x171: (Sep/08/2014) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]
  Meredith Vieira 56x111: (Feb/05/2007) As Herself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Adam Levine, Meredith Vieira, Maroon 5 01x115: (Sep/02/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 212 39x212: (Aug/26/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Meredith Vieira, Dane DeHaan, Magic Man 01x86: (Aug/12/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Conan (2010) 
  Meredith Vieira, Dean Norris, Cherub 04x104: (Jun/24/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling, Rosie O'Donnell, Elisabeth Hasselbeck 17x163: (May/15/2014) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Season 16, Episode 45 16x45: (Nov/05/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira, Michelle Ryan 11x25: (Oct/08/2007) As Herself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Meredith Vieira, Josh Radnor 10x38: (Mar/03/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Meredith Vieira, Band of Horses 21x95: (Feb/26/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira, Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, Drum Solo Week kicks off with Anton Fig 18x145: (Jun/06/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira, Jeremy Piven, My Morning Jacket 13x156: (Jun/08/2006) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Meredith Vieira, Jim Norton, Charlie Worsham 21x143: (Aug/02/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira, Richard Roeper, thenewno2 21x48: (Feb/22/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira & Richard Cohen, Christina Perri 20x181: (Nov/09/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira, Jackson Murphy, Redlight King 20x32: (Feb/23/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

General Hospital (US) (1963) 
  #12708 50x180: (Dec/17/2012) As Bree Flanders 
  #10228 40x241: (Mar/07/2003) As Bree Flanders 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Meredith Vieira, Emily VanCamp 09x109: (Feb/27/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira, Omarion, personal trainer Bob Harper 04x88: (Jan/18/2007) As Herself 
  Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira 04x60: (Nov/24/2006) As Herself 

Anderson Live (2011) 
  Meredith Vieira & Richard Cohen; Betty White; ``The Help's'' Octavia Spencer 01x60: (Dec/06/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Doctor Who (2005) 
  The Wedding of River Song 06x13: (Oct/01/2011) As Herself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  April 27, 2011 01x168: (Apr/27/2011) As Herself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Meredith Vieira, Dana Delany 28x46: (Nov/09/2009) As Herself 
  Meredith Vieira, Randy Jackson, Allana Baroni 24x107: (Jan/31/2006) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Meredith Vieira, Andy Hillstrand, Al Madrigal 01x23: (Jul/08/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]

30 Rock (2006) 
  The Bubble 03x15: (Mar/19/2009) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Larry King 03x12: (Feb/26/2009) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Greenzo 02x05: (Nov/08/2007) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Meredith Vieira, Marc Maron, Fall Out Boy 16x70: (Jan/21/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira, Harland Williams, Keith Robinson 15x71: (Mar/13/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Meredith Vieira, Steven Wright, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals 15x05: (Sep/21/2007) As Herself 
  Meredith Vieira, Greg Grunberg, Old Crow Medicine Show 14x34: (Nov/10/2006) As Herself 

Sesame Street (1969) 
  Elmo Shows Abby How To Pretend 38x23: (Oct/08/2007) As Herself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Meredith Vieira 12x24: (Feb/15/2007) As Herself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Mario Batali, Meredith Vieira, Louis Lombardi 02x111: (Feb/27/2006) As Herself 
  Meredith Vieira, Judge Marilyn Milian, David Burke 02x84: (Jan/19/2006) As Herself 
  Stephen Collins, Jorge Cruise, Meredith Vieira 02x16: (Oct/03/2005) As Herself 
  Andrea Bocelli, Elizabeth Vargas, Meredith Vieira 01x49: (Nov/18/2004) As Herself 

Hi-Jinks (2005) 
  Meredith Vieira 01x05: (Aug/30/2005) As Herself 

America's Funniest Home Videos (1990) 
  AFV's 300th Episode (1) 14x05: (Nov/02/2003) As Herself 

The Practice (1997) 
  Burnout 07x17: (Mar/24/2003) As Security Officer 

All My Children (1970) 
  Ep. #8213 32x218: (Nov/12/2001) As June Bellwether 

Bette (2000) 
  True Story 01x11: (Jan/03/2001) As Herself 

Spin City (1996) 
  The Marry Caitlin Moore Show 04x15: (Feb/09/2000) As Herself 

Sports Night (1998) 
  The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee 01x11: (Dec/15/1998) As Herself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


For reasons not know, Meredith rarely if ever refers to the show by it's offical name, "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire"; She simply calls it "Millionaire"

Left her job on 60 Minutes because she wanted to spend more time with her family.

Meredith Vieira Quotes
Meredith Vieira: Hello! And welcome to Millionaire!