Meredith Vieira Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Meredith Louise Vieira was born on 30th December 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island USA, of Portuguese American descent. She is a journalist who became famous working as a host for a series of radio and TV shows and news programs, aired by CBS, ABC and NBC.

So just how rich is Meredith Vieira? Sources estimate that her net worth is $40 million, most of the money having been made working as a journalist. She has been both a news anchor and a game show host, which brought her significant earnings. Meredith founded “Meredith Vieira Productions”, a company that produces film, theatre and television. The television host is also the CEO of this company, which has produced, among others, the films “Return” and “The Woman Who Wasn’t There”, and the play “Life in a Marital Institution”.


Meredith Vieira Net Worth $40 Million


Meredith Vieira graduated from Tufts University in 1975 with a degree in English. She started her career as a news announcer in local radio WORC in Worcester, and soon began working as a reporter and a news anchor for WJAR-TV, a local television. In 1979, she became a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City, where she worked until 1982. These were a good base of her net worth.

She spent the following nine years at CBS, where she became known nationally. She started as a reporter based in Chicago and continued as a correspondent for the shows “West 57th” and “60 Minutes”. Between 1991 and 1993, she was a co-anchor of the “CBS Morning News”. Her net worth rose steadily.

In 1994, Meredith Vieira moved to ABC, where she took part in the projects “Turning Point” and “Portrait”. In 1997, she became a co-host of “The View”, a television show she presented until 2006. Her net worth continued to rise.

Vieira’s popularity grew once she accepted the position moderating the syndicated version of the television show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, in 2002, of which the journalist was also a co-executive producer. In 2006, Meredith Vieira moved from ABC to NBC, but she continued with “Millionaire” until 2012, filming over 2,000 episodes of the show. At NBC, the journalist became a co-anchor for “Today”, on which she stayed until 2011, and during which period the media have estimated that the journalist earned $11 million a year. She was also a contributing anchor for “Dateline NBC”, and an NBC News special correspondent. The journalist was a special correspondent for the 2013 “Rock Center with Brian Williams”, and for the 2014 Winter Olympics, all of which contributed to her net worth. Since 2014, the journalist has been the host and the executive producer of a daytime talk show called “The Meredith Vieira Show”. She also has launched a YouTube Channel, called “LIVES with Meredith Vieira”, which talks about women of all ages.

Meredith Vieira has won 14 Emmys for her work as a journalist, including two awards for “Outstanding Game Show Host”. In 2006, she also received the P.T. Barnum Award from Tufts University.

In her personal life, Meredith Vieira married journalist Richard M. Cohen in 1986 and they have three children. Her son, Gabe Cohen, works as a reporter for a television in Washington. The journalist has written about details of her life in the book “Divided Lives: The Public and Private Struggles of Three American Women”, co-written by Elsa Walsh.

Meredith Vieira has invested an important part of her net worth in real estate. She owns two houses in New York and a house in California. The journalist has a 2,500-square-feet penthouse in Central Park West, bought for $8.5 million and another estate located in the enclave of Irvington, New York, estimated at $2.1 million. In 2012, she bought a cul-de-sac close to Mulholland Drive, in the Hollywood Hills, for $1.1 million.

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