The journalist, host and executive producer will receive the 2020 NAB Show New York Impact Award, honoring her influence and impact on the overall industry.
Meredith Vieira, host of Fox Television Stations’ game show 25 Words or Less, offered viewers a tour of the show’s COVID-ready set in the basement of her home outside of New York City from which she host its upcoming second season.
Distributed by Twentieth Television, the new game show with Meredith Vieira, is slotted for debut this fall in 125 markets so far.
The half-hour game show hosted by Meredith Vieira has been cleared in 40% of the U.S. following a test run this summer.
The new game show will debut Aug. 6 for three-weeks on Fox O&Os in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte, N.C.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna is said to have landed a job as the host of an upcoming NBC talk show, according to sources. Rinna will star in the new program with former Party of Five actor Scott Wolf, R&B singer Kelis and comedian Al Jackson.
Olympics history will be made tonight — when Meredith Vieira becomes the first woman to ever anchor NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage. Vieira is taking over for Matt Lauer, who has filled in for the last three days as Bob Costas continues to deal with the effects of an eye infection.
Edward Swindler, head of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is going into the fall with syndication’s brightest new offering, The Meredith Vieira Show. He talks about that as well as Steve Harvey, the fate of such shows as Trisha Goddard and opportunities for fall 2015 that include Katie’s soon-to-be vacated time slots on the ABC O&Os.
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution’s new syndicated talker, The Meredith Vieira Show, is beginning to ramp up the promotion that will include an appearance by the host at NATPE as well as exposure at the Olympics and on her YouTube program.
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has added a number of station group deals for next fall’s talk show, including Hearst, LIN and Sinclair. These follow an earlier sale to the NBC Owned Television Stations.
NBCU remains confident that a commitment from the commonly owned NBC O&Os will happen soon and that the show will be slotted on all 10 of the group’s stations, including WNBC New York, KNBC Los Angeles and WMAQ Chicago.Collectively, those stations reach 27% of U.S. TV homes.
Meredith Vieira, the former co-host of NBC’s Today show, is in talks with another division of NBCUniversal about hosting a syndicated talk show. The daytime series would start no sooner than September 2014, people with knowledge of the discussions say.
The former Today show host and two-time Emmy winner as best game show host said Thursday she’s leaving for other ventures including more work at NBC News.
NBC secretly offered Meredith Vieira a big contract to replace Ann Curry on the Today show … but she turned them down. Sources connected with the network said the offer was made approximately two weeks ago but Vieira wasn’t interested in returning to the show she anchored for six years.
Popular Today co-anchor Meredith Vieira ended her five-year run on Wednesday, telling viewers her decision to go is “right, but it’s hard.” That decision was clearly hers alone. Seated beside co-host Matt Lauer, she has helped keep NBC’s Today the audience front-runner among network morning shows.
The departure of a large class of prominent television personalities is creating upheaval on the small screen and in broadcasting boardrooms.
Five years after replacing Katie Couric as co-host of NBC’s Today, Meredith Vieira is following Couric’s lead and leaving her job. Vieira confirmed during this morning’s program that she will be exiting the show next month, after weeks of speculation over her future, to spend more time with her ailing husband. Ann Curry, the program’s longtime news reader, will take over as co-host alongside Matt Lauer
The network is expected to hold a news conference Monday morning to announce that Ann Curry will succeed Meredith Vieira as the co-host of Today, the sprawling morning show that Vieira and Matt Lauer have anchored for five years. Curry is likely to take Vieira’s seat in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the appointment who also described plans for the news conference.
Ann Curry will be co-host with Matt Lauer while Natalie Morales is elevated to newsreader on NBC’s top-rated morning show.
The announcement that Meredith Vieira would be leaving NBC’s top-rated Today was reported to be coming the first week in May, and the switch in September, when Vieira’s contract expires. But sources now say the timetable has accelerated. The announcement could come as soon as today that Vieira will step down as Matt Lauer’s co-anchor in June and she will be replaced by Ann Curry.
After a record 798-week winning streak, NBC’s biggest cash cow, the Today show, suddenly looks vulnerable. The morning TV staple, a half-a-billion-dollar advertising and ratings juggernaut, will face its biggest challenge yet if co-hostsand leave when their contracts expire. Speculation that America’s most popular morning team is nearing an end already has change-averse advertisers feeling skittish, especially as they strategize about where to commit their ad budgets ahead of the TV networks’ annual upfronts in May.
Meredith Vieira is likely to leave NBC’s Today when her current contract expires later this year, according to a source familiar with her plans. Vieira has been in discussions with NBC News executives for several months about extending her deal, which is up in September. But the co-anchor is said to be weary of the demanding early morning hours and is ready to move on.
Today show hosts’ Behind the Royal Wedding documentary will chronicle everything from the flowers to the dress design to the guest list.