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Meredith Viera Is Leaving The Today Show!

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Good lord! Everyone's quitting!

Just days after Katie Couric announced that she would be leaving CBS Evening News, Meredith Viera has followed suit, and revealed yesterday at that she will be leaving her spot on The Today Show in June - three months before her contract with the show expires!

Meanwhile, Ann Curry will be filling her spot as co-host with Matt Lauer, who is ALSO rumored to be thinking about leaving next year, and Natalie Morales will be taking a spot as a newsreader.

Although no official announcement has been made, sources close to the anchor explain that Viera has been considering a switch for quite some time, but only came to the decision earlier in the week. Her motivation is said to be completely personal, as she's preparing her youngest daughter for college in the fall and wants to be more involved as her husband unfortunately battles multiple sclerosis.

Can't say we blame her! Family should always be a top priority!

As sad as we are to see her go, we think she's done a great job during her time on The Today Show, and we wish her nothing but the best in future endeavors!

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8 comments to “Meredith Viera Is Leaving The Today Show!”

  1. 1

    Ann is much more suited to the news desk and her special assignments — not sure she's the best fit for the co-host job

  2. 2

    She has to quit her job to prepare her daughter for college? Hmm.

  3. 3

    I'm going to miss Meredith, she seems like a good joe and I've read elsewhere that her husband's MS has progressed, so hat's off to her for putting family first. as for Ann Curry taking over - if it's true - then I'll never watch it, I think she's AWFUL. her soft voice is grating and is fine for a fluffy news reader, but has no authority in it - she'll never be able to be a good co-anchor.

  4. 4

    I hope they get some YOUNGER PEOPLE on the show

  5. 5

    I'll miss Meredith. She is the most real part of the show. She and her husband have waged a long battle with his MS and cancer and I'm glad to see them all spending time together as a family.

  6. 6

    Good Luck Meredith you will be missed.

  7. 7

    Ok…..so maybe this what will happen….

    Meredith leaves in June….Ann takes over till Sept….then Katie comes back! I hope so. Matt and Katie together were awesome!

    Either way, get Ann out of the cohosh chair ASAP! She's horrible.

  8. 8

    Let's hope we never hear from her again.