Just because you haven't seen her on TV lately, does not mean Meredith Vieira has thrown in the towel. Quite the opposite, in fact!
It seems many are under the impression that Meredith has retired since she left her job at the Today Show. If they dug a little deeper, they would know that her husband Richard Cohen has secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis, and she has taken time off from work to spend more time with him.
But fear not - her career has not fallen by the waste side. Meredith is still doing gigs as a special correspondent for Today and hosts Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. (That's still on???)
Still, Meredith wants people to understand that even though it might not have been evident before, her career has always come in second to her family. She explains:
"If you look at my career path, it's been always about prioritizing. I don't believe that you can have it all. You have to set priorities for yourself. I've always felt that family was the most important thing. That's not a putdown of people who work very hard and are juggling very high-pressure jobs, but you have to figure out what works best for you, and for me, that meant switching off different jobs through the course of my career to find ones that provide better balance for me."
She's a tough and sensible lady that Meredith Vieira is!
We're happy to know that Richard is doing better and that the time the two are spending together is time well spent.
Here's hoping for many, many, many more years of that!
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