Been missing your daily Meredith Vieira fix?
NBC has announced that the distinguished journalist and Irvington resident will follow in the footsteps of her “Today” show predecessor, Katie Couric, and launch a syndicated daytime talk show in the fall of 2014.
According to NBC, “The Meredith Vieira Show” will be taped on a New York City set that resembles her home, complete with her actual furniture and family photos. She’ll stick pretty close to the talk show format, too, with the usual mix of celebrity interviews, human interest stories and lifestyle segments.
Currently a special correspondent for NBC News, Vieira won two Daytime Emmy Awards for hosting the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” She said the following in a statement about her latest venture:
As a journalist on ‘Today’ and ’60 Minutes,’ I learned how to really listen to people and help give them a voice. On ‘The View,’ I unleashed my own opinionated self and discovered the empowerment that comes with sometimes heated, but always respectful, discussion. And on ‘Millionaire,’ I relished the joy of changing people’s lives while having pure fun…each day, I hope to accomplish what I call the three H’s: Heat, Heart and Humor. And speaking of the heart, I want to thank my husband, Richard, and kids, Ben, Gabe and Lily for strongly encouraging me to take this incredible opportunity… or else they really just want to get me out of the house.