Meredith Louise VieiraBorn: Wed 30th December 1953 (age: 59)
Meredith Vieira was born in East Providence, Rhode Island. She is the currently anchor of NBC's Today Show.
Vieira first gained national recognition as a CBS reporter based in their Chicago bureau from 1982 to 1984. She later became a correspondent for nationwide news-magazine shows including West 57th(1985–89) and 60 Minutes (1989–91). Her final assignment at CBS was as co-anchor of the CBS Morning News (1992–93).
Vieira served as the original moderator and co-host of ABC's The View from its debut in 1997 through the spring of 2006. As moderator, she introduced "Hot Topics," guided conversations, and broke to commercials. She began each live episode saying "Hello! And welcome to The View!" Vieira's final appearance on The View was June 9, 2006.
Vieira has hosted the American syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire since 2002—a continuation of the primetime show hosted by Regis Philbin. The daytime quiz show is syndicated by Buena Vista Television, a division of ABC. In 2005 and again in 2009, Vieira won a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Game Show Host for her role on Millionaire.
Vieira was a celebrity contestant on the Regis Philbin-hosted version of Millionaire before she hosted the syndicated version winning $250,000 for her charity. She even made an appearance on the ABC version during the show's 10th anniversary promo, where she hosted the series' final segment and Regis himself was the contestant to answer one question for a chance to win $50,000 for his selected charity.
Vieira's appearance in Doctor Who is part of the Today Show's Anchors Abroad series.