Meredith Vieira - Famous Game Show Host

Meredith Vieira Net Worth


Meredith Vieira is an American television personality and broadcast journalist who has a net worth of $45 million. She is famous for her roles as moderator of the popular daytime talk show ‘The View’ and co-host of ‘The Today Show.’

Key facts:

  • Meredith Vieira began her broadcast career in 1975 as a newscaster for radio station WORC in Worchester, Massachusetts. She worked her way up into television broadcasting and became an investigative reporter in the newsroom at WCBS-TV in New York City in 1979.
  • Vieira hosted the popular daytime talk show "The View" from 1997 to 2006 as the moderator. She played a consistent role on the show, giving the open and close and introducing the topics for debate.
  • In 2002, Vieira became the first host and co-producer of the show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" She hosted the show for eleven seasons and won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Game Show Host.
  • In 2006, Vieira joined NBC's "Today Show" as co-host with Matt Lauer, taking over Katie Couric's position. She also served as an anchor on "Dateline" and hosted the "Today Show" onsite at various Olympic Games.
  • In addition to her television hosting career, Vieira has acted in feature films such as "Shrek Forever After" in 201 and "Stepford Wives" in 2004. She also hosted PBS' coverage of Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle in 2018 and returned to daytime television as the host of the Fox game show "25 Words or Less" in 2019.

Basic Information About Meredith Vieira

ProfessionsJournalist, Actor, Television producer, Game Show Host, Presenter, Talk show host, Voice Actor
Net worth$45,000,000
Date of birth1953-12-30 (70 years old)
Place of birthProvidence
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseRichard M. Cohen - (14 JuneΒ 1986 - present)Β (3 children)
Height5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Meredith Vieira win?


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Meredith Vieira awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
OFTA Television Award - Best Host or Performer in a Miscellaneous Series or SpecialNomineeThe View2006
OFTA Television Award - Best Host of a Talk or Service ShowNomineeThe View2003
OFTA Television Award - Best Host of a Talk or Service ShowWinnerThe View2001
OFTA Television Award - Best Host of a Talk or Service ShowWinnerThe View2000
Emmy - Outstanding Informational, Cultural or Historic Programming - SegmentsWinner60 Minutes1991
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game ShowNomineeWho Wants to Be a Millionaire2013
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWho Wants to Be a Millionaire2012
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWho Wants to Be a Millionaire2011
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostWinnerWho Wants to Be a Millionaire2009
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowNomineeWho Wants to Be a Millionaire2007
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWho Wants to Be a Millionaire2006

Meredith Vieira roles

Movie / Series Role
Shrek Forever AfterBroomsy Witch (voice)
Get Him to the GreekMeredith Vieira
Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaNewscaster (voice)
The Stepford Wives'Balance of Power' Host
BlackfishSelf (archive footage)
Gulliver's TravelsLilliputian
Doctor WhoNewsreader 1 episode, 2011
Spin CityMeredith Vieira 1 episode, 2000
The PracticeSecurity Guard 1 episode, 2003
30 RockMeredith Vieira 5 episodes, 2007-2010
17 Kids and CountingSelf 5 episodes, 2008-2011
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf 5 episodes, 2006-2012
House of CardsMeredith Vieira 1 episode, 2015
All My ChildrenJune Bellwether / ... 2 episodes, 2001-2005
Last Week Tonight with John OliverSelf 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf 1 episode, 2014
DeceptionSelf 1 episode, 2013
Sports NightSelf 1 episode, 1998
The TalkSelf - Guest Co-Host 2 episodes, 2018
American PickersSelf - presenter 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' 1 episode, 2013
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf 3 episodes, 2015-2016
Orange Is the New BlackMeredith Vieira 1 episode, 2017
The Daily ShowSelf 1 episode, 2007
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf / ... 12 episodes, 2003-2013
Access HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2017
Odd Mom OutDr. Baldwin 1 episode, 2016
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 1 episode, 2010
ConanSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2014
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf / ... 10 episodes, 2000-2009
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf 3 episodes, 2010-2013
The One ShowSelf 1 episode, 2018

Meredith Vieira's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
TodayΒ (1952)$10,000,000 /year (2009)

Meredith Vieira's Quotes

  • Honestly, I'm living my fantasy. It's being with my family, preferably on a snowy afternoon with a fire going, cuddled up in blankets, playing a game. My family fulfills me.As quoted in the Dec 21, 2004 Woman's World
  • Nature inspires me. Whenever I have a problem that needs working out, I walk on the beach or on the path by our home. those simple walks alway seem to help me put things into perspective.

Meredith Vieira's photos

Interesting Facts about Meredith Vieira

  1. Is of Portuguese heritage.
  2. Husband Richard M. Cohen teaches journalism at Columbia University.
  3. Has 3 older brothers named Edwin, Steve and Jeff.
  4. Has three children with Richard M. Cohen: Ben Cohen (Benjamin Edwin Cohen) (b. 1989), Gabe Cohen (Gabriel Anthony Cohen) (b. 1991) and Lily Cohen (Lily Max Cohen) (b. 1993).
  5. She has a fear of bridges (gephyrophobia).
  6. Graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in English (1975).
  7. Scored 1330 on the SAT as a high school junior, and scored 1300 as a senior.
  8. She is allergic to metal, and, therefore, doesn't wear her wedding ring.
  9. Was once approached to pose in Playboy, she declined.
  10. Lives in NY City suburb of Westchester County in a 2-story house built in 1929.
  11. Husband, Richard M. Cohen, considered free of colon cancer after surgery in March, 2000. Has battled health problems over many years and is legally blind as a result of multiple sclerosis, which he contracted in his 20s.
  12. Announced on-air during The View (1997) show in May 2002 that she's decided to accept ABC's offer to host the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002) weekly series, beginning in the fall, while she continues to co-host The View (1997) for the next five years. Reportedly, her salary may jump from $500,000 a year to $5 million.
  13. Has stated on The View (1997) that because she wears pantyhose, she doesn't wear underwear. She thinks it would be redundant to wear both.
  14. Hosted a special featurette of Desperate Housewives (2004) that will be featured on the series' Season 1 DVD box set, to be released in August, 2005.
  15. In 2005, she became the second female to win a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host as host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002). The first was Betty White in 1983 for Just Men! (1983).
  16. Older brother Edwin (Ed) Vieira, Jr. is a political activist that resides in Virginia.
  17. When she was at CBS at the same time as Paula Zahn, they each had a husband named "Richard Cohen".
  18. Announced that she will be the new co-host on Today (1952) [April 6, 2006].
  19. Has been chosen by NBC to replace Katie Couric as the female anchor of Today (1952).
  20. Parents names were Edwin Vieira, MD (b. New Bedford, Massachusetts, 15 May 1904, died Feb 1987), and Mary Elsie Rosa Vieira (daughter of ... Rosa and ... Silveria), both of Portuguese Azorian ancestry. Her paternal grandfather Antonio (Antone) C. Vieira (b. Faial, Azores, ca 1869) is said to have been a Catholic priest in Fall River, Massachusetts, who eloped with Maria Louise (L.) Costa (also b. Faial, Azores, ca 1879), one of his parishioners. They later married in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1896, had two children, Othilia P. (ca 1902) and Edwin (ca 1905), and he became a state lecturer at the Portuguese community of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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