NPR logo Meredith Vieira To Leave NBC's Today Show

Must Reads

Meredith Vieira To Leave NBC's Today Show

Meredith Vieira i

Meredith Vieira Peter Kramer/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

toggle caption Peter Kramer/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Meredith Vieira

Meredith Vieira


Today co-host Meredith Vieira is stepping down from her position in June after five years on the job. NBC says news anchor Ann Curry will take over and co-host with Matt Lauer. There'll be other changes: third hour Today host Natalie Morales will shift to news anchor while White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie will succeed Morales, and take over hosting duties for the later show.

NBC says Vieira will spend more time with her husband, who suffers from multiple scelerosis, and she will take on new duties with the network, although they haven't been specified. Vieira took over the co-anchor chair from Katie Couric, who moved to anchor the CBS Evening News, a position she too is leaving.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.