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Meredith Vieira -- Leaving 'Today'

4/28/2011 3:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Meredith Vieira is stepping down from her gig as co-host of the "Today" show on NBC ... this according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Meredith Vieira Leaving Today Show

Vieira will reportedly remain on the show until June --- nearly 3 months before the end of her contract.

According to the report, Vieira will be replaced by newsreader Ann Curry ... and correspondent Natalie Morales will be bumped up to Curry's old spot.

As TMZ first reported, Vieira -- who took the gig next to Matt Lauer in 2006 -- wanted off the show for a while because she hated the early hours, has a husband who is ill and she's making plenty of money doing her syndicated game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

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31.

kinm    

annoying replacement

1241 days ago
32.

Camille    

These Prima Donnas, who are paid multi millions OF DOLLARS per year. to deliver faux news is beyond comprehension!

How can they POSSIBLY BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, when reporting on a family losing their homes and livelihoods, due to a hurricane, tornado, war, fire, etc. when they HAVE NO CLUE WHAT FINANCIAL BURDEN THIS DEVASTATION WILL COST THIS FAMILY.

Normal people do not relate to these EGOTISTICAL, OVER PAID, AVERAGE PEOPLE who are paid a KING'S RANSOM to READ REHEARSED, STAGED SOFT NEWS?

There is no such thing as REAL JOURNALIST any more. News has become nothing but staged tabloid crap!

1241 days ago
33.

Sandra     

I like Meredith and wish her well. Ann Curry is not the right replacement!! I agree with Patty on this one!!

1241 days ago
34.

beau     

GOOD tired of that ugly, wrinkle old woman tired of Lauer , too...Hetrosexual WHITE men are the most dangerious on EARTH!!!!

1241 days ago
35.

Scotty    

Prune face doesn't appreciate her success. It's all about money. She's making enough money to say FU to the Today Show. She's never had talent, never deserved her ridiculous success, and throws it away like a McDonald's napkin. Can you spell ungrateful? M E R E D I T H !

1241 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

about time for ann. where is that little hottie maggie rodriguez?

1241 days ago
37.

Debra    

I stopped watching when Meredith started on the Today show. I don't think The View counts as journalism at all. Look at the people they have hosting that show. I have no idea why anyone thought she would have the skills for the Today show. So glad to see her leave.

1241 days ago
38.

tellmeaboutit     

How funny to see remarks saying she needs botox or plastic surgery. LOL People must be spending too much time watching reality show garbage and are used to plastic mannequin looking people. Guess what, normal people don't look like mannequins. Get out more and look around while you're waiting your turn to get "old". LOL

1241 days ago
39.

THIN LIZZY    

She had to care for her husband, that's what aged her. She was hot back in the day

1241 days ago
40.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

I hear Whoopie Goldberg is going to take her place- From worse to immposible!! Why not hire one of Charlie Sheens godeses????

1241 days ago
41.

sweetbaby    

Are 99% of you people CRAZY????? Ann Curry should be Matt's co-host. She knows the show like the back of her hand. She is gracious, caring, sincere and beautiful! All you nay sayers tune in to GMA or whatever crap show you think can compare. The Today Show has everything you could want in a morning show. The hosts on those other shows are lame and a total bore...Robin Roberts and whoever....puh-leeze! BORING AND FUGLY!

Katie should have stayed on....but now we have forgotten about her and it's too late. She is a snobby diva anyway. Buh-bye Katie you little deserter!!! Too bad your news show went.....PLOP!
You are soooooo boring! Stop freaky blinking so much....it is annoying!!!!!!

GOOD LUCK ANNE!!! I LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS BE A LOYAL FAN! <3

1241 days ago
42.

Josie    

ANN CURRY SUCKS. She does talk over everyone, she is rude and she mispronounces everything. More mistakes in 5 minutes than anyone alive. She is an idiot with her stupid comments about everything she knows nothing about. What a HUGE MISTAKE.TODAY SHOW IS TOTALLY OFF MY WATCH LIST.

1241 days ago
43.

kar    

I hate Meredith is leaving but I think Ann is the perfect choice!!

1241 days ago
44.

Rastus    

Beau: (Third page of comments) Glad I belong to that group, as opposed to you.

1241 days ago
45.

bubbahubba    


Hey all you superficial douches a little newsflash. When you get older you age. Understand that? You effin superficial morons. This may even happen to you , although many of you probably subscribe to the fake, botox, plastic surgery , lookin like a made over 25 year old at 47 or so way of thinkin'. Too bad for you morons. So all you 17 year olds commenting about the lines and wrinkles, jot this down, you idiots. As you get older you age, at 57 you don't look like you did at 20. Do you understand that or what? Get it? Or are you all too dumb to comprehend the concept. By the way, you go Meredith, love ya and gonna miss ya.

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