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Is Meredith Vieira leaving the Today Show? Maybe. Reports are saying the the TV Veteran will step down in just a few months and Ann Curry will take her place.
Meredith Vieira will exit NBC’s Today show in June, nearly three months before the end of her contract, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
Today newsreader Ann Curry will be promoted to co-host, and correspondent Natalie Morales will take Curry’s place as newsreader.
An official announcement could come as early as next week.
Vieira took the seat next to co-host Matt Lauer in 2006, replacing Katie Couric. Since then, Today has extended its run as the top-rated morning news program to more than 800 weeks. The show is critically important to NBC News’ bottom line, pulling in half a billion dollars in ad revenue last year for the weekday morning hours alone.
I was watching the Today show this morning and Meredith was reporting on the Royal Wedding from England and she was fantastic. I think she will be missed…I loved her on The View and I stopped wathcing when she left.
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