Emmy® Award-Winning Host, Executive Producer and Anchor
Founder and CEO, Meredith Vieira Productions
Meredith Vieira is a 15-time Emmy® Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor. She can currently be seen hosting the Fox-syndicated game show “25 Words or Less.” In 2018, Meredith served as co-host of PBS’s and BBC’s “Royal Wedding Watch” and as host of the PBS series “The Great American Read.” She served as executive producer on the award-winning documentary “TOWER,” released in October 2016. Vieira hosted and served as executive producer on her own nationally syndicated daytime talk show, titled “The Meredith Vieira Show,” which premiered in September 2014 and ran for two seasons. Previously, she received critical acclaim for her hosting of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” “The Today Show,” and “The View.” As host of “Millionaire,” Vieira became the longest-standing female game show host in history. She is also a member of an elite group to have anchored or hosted programs on five broadcast networks. Early in her career, Vieira spent more than a decade at CBS News, garnering five Emmy® Awards for her work as an editor on the news magazines “60 Minutes” and “West 57th.” Vieira founded and is CEO of Meredith Vieira Productions, which develops and produces film, television and theater. A native of Providence, R.I., Vieira received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Medford, Mass. She has three children, Ben, Gabe, and Lily, with her husband, best-selling author and journalist Richard Cohen.