Journalist Meredith Viera is joining women around the country who are sharing their stories of domestic violence using the Twitter hashtag #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.
“Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with Meredith Vieira at the NBC TCA presentation, where the former “The View” co-host weighed in on Rosie O’Donnell’s return to the morning show.
Meredith Vieira, host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," will honor the Great White Way with "Broadway Giveaway Week," airing Dec. 19 - 23. Check local listings or visit MillionaireTV.com for time and channel.
To kick off the week, "Millionaire" will feature the two lead actors from the hit Broadway musical "Mary Poppins" as contestants on Monday's show, who will donate their winnings to The Actors Fund.
The stars gathered Sunday to celebrate the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards, where Marie Osmond gave "Extra" a great scoop: she's joining the cast of "The Bold and the Beautiful" for a guest appearance!
"I've done almost everything. I've never done daytime. I want to be a dark, devious character," laughed Osmond to "Extra" correspondent Adriana Costa.
After weeks of speculation, "Today" show co-host Meredith Vieira announced she's leaving at the end of June, after nearly five years. NBC released an official statement naming Ann Curry co-anchor and Natalie Morales news anchor. Curry has been with the morning show for 14 years, Morales for five.
NBC News president Steve Capus released a statement: "Meredith is a remarkable woman and broadcaster who in five short years has left an indelible imprint on morning television. While we will miss waking up with her each morning, we are working together on developing her next chapter at NBC News. As Meredith turns the page, we are so very fortunate to welcome Ann as co-anchor. I've known her since our early days together on 'NBC News at Sunrise' and it's been a joy to watch her break news, break boundaries and evolve into one of America's top journalists."
Morning news host Meredith Vieira is expected to exit NBC's "Today" in June, according to the Hollywood Reporter, with "Today" correspondent Ann Curry poised to replace her.
Sources told the Reporter that Vieira came to a decision this week to leave the top-rated morning news show, following weeks of speculation. An official announcement could come as early as next week.
Here today... and staying at "Today"? Matt Lauer has been rumored to be leaving his "Today" show post when his contract his up at the end of the year.
NBC released a statement, however, saying, "There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it's not our practice to comment on any of it. Matt Lauer has a long term contract with NBC News and 'Today.'"
Meredith Vieira came to the defense of her friend and co-host, Matt Lauer, saying that allegations of Lauer's marriage being in trouble were "a bunch of lies."
Now, "Today" co-hosts Al Roker and former host Bryant Gumbel are speaking out, agreeing that the whole troubled marriage story was rubbish.