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meredeth vieira1 Meredith Vieira Leaving Today Show!

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Meredith Vieira made the surprising announcement this morning, that she will be leaving the Today Show next month in order to spend more time with her husband who has Multiple Sclerosis, and their 3 children.

meredeth vieira matt lauer Meredith Vieira Leaving Today Show!

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After spending 5 years as co-host of Today with Matt Lauer, Meredith explained to her audience:

“After months of personal reflection and private conversations between my family and my friends, I’ve decided to leave ‘Today,’ in June.”

Ann Curry, who will be taking over Vieira’s chair,  had this to say about Meredith’s decision to leave the show:

“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.


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