‘Meredith Vieira’ Staffs Up For Fall

Everett Bradley, who tours with the E Street Band, tapped for bandleader. Jon Harris to serve as the new daytime show’s announcer. Geoff Rosen and Matthew Strauss named co-executive producers; Benita Alexander, Angela LaGreca and Leslie Peirez join as supervising producers.

On Monday, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution named Everett Bradley band leader and Jon Harris show announcer of The Meredith Vieira Show premiering  in national syndication on Sept. 8. In addition, Geoff Rosen and Matthew Strauss have been named co-executive producers for the daytime show which has now been sold to local stations in 98% of the U.S.

Everett Bradley who plays with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, will serve as the show’s band leader. 

A longtime collaborator of Vieira and her husband Richard, Jon Harris has been named as the show’s announcer. Harris has had a successful career as the lead spokesman for some of the world’s largest companies, serving most recently as chief communications officer for the Hillshire Brands Co. “Everett and Jon are like brothers to me and will be a great presence as we encourage guests and viewers to be brave and be their true selves,” said Vieira. “They both bring an authentic kindness and a great sense of humor to our friendship that I am eager to share with our audience.”

Behind the scenes, multiple Emmy Award-winners Geoff Rosen and Matthew Strauss have been named co-executive producers of the new show. They join Vieira, Michael Glantz and Rich Sirop who serve as executive producers.

Rosen first teamed up with Vieira on the hit game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire where he was supervising producer. Rosen has a wide range of production credits that include The Dr. Oz Show, Lopez Tonight, America’s Money Class with Suze Orman and The Martha Stewart Show.

Strauss was part of the production team that launched The View in 1997, later becoming the show’s coordinating producer.  Strauss also launched The Dr. Oz Show where he was supervising producer and most recently was the co-executive producer on Katie.

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Finally, the daytime show has brought on three supervising producers — Benita Alexander, Angela LaGreca and Leslie Peirez come to The Meredith Vieira Show with production experience and credits that range from Today and Dateline to The Chew, The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show.


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