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Meredith Vieira Announces Her Departure from 'Today'

by PopEater Staff, posted May 9th 2011 8:30AM
Meredith VieiraAfter weeks of speculation, Meredith Vieira announced this morning that she is leaving 'Today' to spend more time with her family.

"After months of personal reflection and private conversations between my family and my friends, I've decided to leave 'Today,' in June," she said, sitting next to Matt Lauer and Al Roker.

Vieira, who has co-hosted the show with Lauer for the past five years, said she has decided to spend more time with her husband, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, and their three children.

Ann Curry will take over Vieira's chair, and NBC correspondent Natalie Morales will take over Curry's news desk position.

"I feel like the high school computer nerd who was just asked to the prom by the quarterback of the football team," an emotional Curry said, calling Vieira a "gift to this broadcast" and if it was her choice, Vieira would stay on 'Today.'



Vieira said her goal is to stay in the NBC family, just not on the 'Today Show' couch.

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Nancy Martin

I'm not so much sure that it's strain in her eyes. Her left eye is half closed indicating there might be some kind of a medical issue. I saw her on 60 Minutes last night an it was unbelievably noticeable.

May 09 2011 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
EuropaE

Boy, in that photo you can sure see the strain "things" have put on her in her eyes.
She seems like a really nice person. Good luck to her and her family.

May 09 2011 at 1:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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