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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