NAB Show NY To Honor Meredith Vieira

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.

Fourteen-time Emmy Award-winning host, broadcast anchor and executive producer Meredith Vieira, currently the host/executive producer of Fox Television’s 25 Words or Less, will receive the NAB Show New York Impact Award during NAB Show New York. NAB President-CEO Gordon H. Smith will present the award and deliver comments on Friday, Oct. 23, at noon ET.

The NAB Show New York Impact Award honors the most innovative leaders in media and entertainment for their impact and influence on the overall industry, as well as in the city of New York. Vieira will be honored for her decades-long success as a host and figure in the industry. The award presentation is open to all attendees.

Produced by NAB, NAB Show New York will showcase advances in next-generation technology and feature conferences, workshops and exhibits focused on television, film, online video, live events, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post. The online event takes place Oct. 19-29.

Well known as the original moderator of The View, Vieira recently hosted the PBS series The Great American Read.

Vieira’s national broadcasting career began at CBS News, where she spent more than a decade as co-anchor of CBS Morning News, news editor for both 60 Minutes and West 57th, and as a Chicago bureau reporter. Her tenure as news editor garnered five Emmy Awards honoring the programs’ investigative and culturally significant coverage.

After leaving CBS News in 1993, Vieira went on to co-host The View and the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, during which she concurrently was co-anchor of NBC’s Today. She returned to Today as a temporary guest host in 2019.


Vieira is the founder and CEO of Meredith Vieira Productions, and appeared as host and executive producer on the nationally syndicated eponymous talk show, The Meredith Vieira Show. She was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Register for NAB Show New York here.

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