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Popular Morning Host Plans to Leave Show; Network Tries to Convince Her to Stay

Apr 6, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A popular host of a network morning show reportedly plans to leave the program, but the network is trying to get her to change her mind, TVGuide.com reports.

After five years at NBC’s "Today," Meredith Vieira’s contract expires in September. While she has been discussing extending her contract, she’s also tired of the show’s hours, according to the report. The health of her husband, who has multiple sclerosis and has battled cancer, will also play into her decision, the article notes.

NBC is reportedly trying to convince her to remain with the show. If she does depart, "Today" news anchor Ann Curry is the top candidate to replace her, the story says. Curry would join Matt Lauer as co-anchor of the program.

Vieira, 57, joined "Today" in 2006 when she left ABC’s "The View."

One Comment

  1. Now you know why CBS wants to hold on to Katie Couric. Todays ratings would go up if she returned in September.

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