Meredith Vieira to Leave Today Show!May 9, 2011 @ 10:30 am
After co-anchoring the Today show for over five years, Meredith Vieira announced that she’s leaving her post next month. Dodging any replacement speculation, Matt Lauer broke the news that Anne Curry will take Vieira’s vacant seat and special correspondent Natalie Morales will move to Curry’s news desk. “After months of personal reflection and private conversations between my family and my friends, I’ve decided to leave Today in June,” Vieira said on air this morning. “Time just keeps ticking away and I know that I want to spend more of mine with my husband, Richard, and my kids Ben, Gabe and Lily.” While five years may seem like a fair tenure at a job, it’s a relatively short stint for an anchor on the top-rated morning news program, whose previous hosts have logged double-digits on the set: Jane Pauley (13 years), Barbara Walters (15 years) and Katie Couric (15 years). Click through our gallery to see some of our favorite Meredith moments and share your own in the comments below!