Meredith Vieira Biography

Meredith Vieira is an American Journalist, host, and television personality. She has worked with CBS, Today and has hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Her work was appreciated a lot and was honored at OFTA Television Award, Emmy Award. Currently, she working as a journalist with NBC and hosting a show named 25 Words and Less.

Early Life

Meredith Vieira was born on 30th December 1953 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America. The names of his parents are Edwin Vieira and Mary Elsie Rosa Silveira Vieira. She also has a sibling whose names are Jeff, Edwin, and Steve. Vieira went to Lincoln School where she completed her high school studies. She graduated in 1971 from school. Later for her higher and further studies she went to Tufts University. Over there she graduated with a degree in English.

Meredith Vieira Career

After completing her studies, she decided to pursue a career in the field of Journalism. From 1986 to 1993 she worked with CBS News and appeared in West 57th, 60 Minutes correspondent and CBS Morning News Co-Anchor. She left CBS and began working with ABC News Channel. In 1994 she was the correspondent of Turning Point an ABC News program. From 1997 to 2006 and 2016 she was a moderator on The View and guest moderator for one episode of the 20th season. On 16th September 2002, she was the host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. It is a television game show adapted from the same-titled British Program created by David Briggs, Steven Knight, and Mike Whitehill.

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The show features a quiz competition with contestants who are attempting to win prize money of $1,000,000 by answering the multiple-choice question. In 2006 she was working with NBC News. She worked as Dateline NBC Contributing Anchor, Today Co-Anchor, NBC News Special Correspondent, Rock Center with Brian Williams as a correspondent, The Meredith Vieira Show host & executive producer, and Guest co-anchor of the fourth hour of Today. Also, she is still working with NBC News. In fall 2019 she was seen hosting a syndicated game show named 25Words or Less. On Fox Television Station she used to host. The show pairs contestant with celebrities in an effort to guess a list of five works using less than 25 words in total.

Social Media

Meredith is an active user of social media applications like Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. On her Instagram account, she has 35.8 thousand followers and 14 following. In February 2011 she joined Twitter and has earned 123.1 thousand followers and 175 following. On her YouTube account, she has the username of Lives with Meredith has 72.6 thousand followers. She uploads content about her opinions on current affairs, talks with famous personalities about a particular topic, uploads pictures of her work and herself, and other content to keep her fans entertained.

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Meredith Vieira Biography

Real Name Meredith Louise Vieira
Birth Date 30 December 1953
Age (as of 2022) 68 Years
Birth Place Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Nationality American
Profession Broadcaster
Religion Roman Catholic
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimeters – 160 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 68 kg  –  in Pounds –  149 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Edwin Vieira
Mother Mary Elsie Rosa Silveira Vieira
Brother Jeff Vieira, Steve Vieira, Edwin Vieira


School Lincoln School, Moses Brown School
College Tufts University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Richard M. Cohen
Children Three (Benjamin Edwin Cohen, Lily Max Cohen, Gabriel Anthony Cohen)

Personal Life

On 14th June 1986, she married Richard M. Cohen a CBS News journalist. They are blessed with three children named Benjamin Edwin Cohen, Lily Max Cohen, and Gabriel Anthony Cohen. Since her husband was 25 years old, he had two bouts of colon cancer. They are happily living in Irvington, Westchester County, New York.

Meredith Vieira Net Worth

Meredith Vieira has earned a lot in her journalism career. She has hosted various shows and worked with the entertainment industry as well. Her salary has been estimated at around $11 million. According to sources her net worth has been estimated at around $45 million. She also earns from various brand endorsements.

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  • Her father was a medical doctor while her mother was a homemaker and they both were first-generation Portuguese Americans.
  • The family name Vieira means scallop in Portuguese.
  • She was raised in the Roman Catholic faith but in interviews, she stated that she has spirituality, not a religion.
  • Meredith was the 2014 host of the Winter Olympics for NBC.
  • She has co-hosted Royal Wedding Watch of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Matt Baker, PBS’s.
  • Meredith had a voice role of Broomsy Witch in Shrek Forever After in 2010.
  • She had a cameo role of herself in 2017 on a Netflix show named Orange Is the New Black.
  • Her younger son Gabe is a reporter based in Washington State.
  • Viera had a cameo role as the voice of a news reporter in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
  • She made a guest appearance on an NBC sitcom named 30 Rock.

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