Meredith Vieira scores new position at NBC
September 14th, 2011
06:25 PM ET

Meredith Vieira scores new position at NBC

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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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. jimma

    i agree , i like ann but she just doesnt fit as head anchor alongside matt.

    November 1, 2011 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Marlene

    I'm glad she'll be back reporting! I miss her on the Today show .... Ann Curry just isn't cutting it!

    September 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Uncle Fetus

    She is too old. When women become ole they should be sent to the glue factory.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • jimma

      people who say ole instead of old need an edumacation and need not respond to a subject matter beyond their expertise.

      November 1, 2011 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. tracie

    If she put doo doo on her eyes, it helps wrinkles.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lucy

    She is a class act. I'm glad she is coming back.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. FIX IN TX

    And she doesn't think being a special correspondent is going to wreck havoc with her life & sleep schedules? How naive! I like her but she is clueless here. Welcome to journalism Meredith!

    September 15, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. penny

    Just another stupid woman jounalist who will speak on diaper changing and other earth shattering events.

    September 15, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • jimma

      you are an idiot who apparently does not follow news that often, meredith has been around for quite sometime and has reported on things that happened probably when you were still swimming in your daddys ballsack.

      November 1, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. Peace

    Sounds like she's gonna be a busy girl. I like her, myself, & I think she'll do a fine job.

    September 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. timmie

    I could make jokes about doodie. Maybe that would cheer everyone up. DOOO DO DOO DOOOOOO.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bob4Apples

    Boring. There are 100,000 people more qualified to talk about nothing then her.

    September 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tom

    I look forward to seeing Meredith in Doctor Who

    September 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Roman helmet

    I hope its doggy!

    September 14, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |

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