September 14th, 2011
06:25 PM ET
Three months after leaving "Today," Meredith Vieira has a new gig on NBC.
The journalist has been named special correspondent for upcoming newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” NBC News announced Tuesday.
“From the day that Meredith joined us at NBC News, we knew she was family,” said NBC News President Steve Capus in a statement.
“We cannot wait for Meredith to make her first appearance on our new broadcast,” enthused new co-star Brian Williams.
Vieira said goodbye to the “Today” show in June, and was succeeded by Ann Curry.
“It wreaks havoc with your sleep and the rest of your life,” Vieira told Good Housekeeping about the extreme hours required of the morning show.
Vieira joined “Today” in 2006, and covered stories including the 2008 election, the shooting at Virginia Tech, the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, and William and Kate’s royal wedding.
In addition to her new position, the busy Vieira will also report for “Today,” “NBC Nightly News” and other programs, including the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games.
As if that weren’t enough, Vieira also still serves as host of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (now in syndication), which she’s done since 2002.
“Rock Center with Brian Williams” is expected to premiere this fall.
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