HomeTVNBCIt’s Official: Meredith Vieira Leaving The Today Show Luke Kerr May 9, 2011 NBC, Talk Shows, The Today Show, The View, TV 1 Comment If Katie Couric’s departure from CBS was Hollywood’s worst kept secret, then Meredith Vieira’s intention to leave The Today Show was a close second. Vieira announced her decision to leave Today in June, this morning. “After months of personal reflection and private conversations between my family and my friends, I’ve decided to leave Today in June.” After Vieira revealed her decision, Matt Lauer announced Ann Curry will be joining him as co-host. After speaking poignantly to Meredith, Curry revealed Natalie Morales will replace her as newsreader. Watch the clip after the jump! Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Photo by PR Photos One Response matealestlmo May 10, 2011 Quite frankly, I for one am glad that Meredith is leaving the Today Show. For one thing, she should never have had that job in the first place, Ann Curry should have had it when Katie Couric announced just a little over 5 years ago that she was leaving the Today Show. Secondly, after Meredith pretty much poo-poo’ed the Duchess of Cambridge’s (Catherine Middleton) wedding dress live on the air, I had lost all respect for Meredith at that point. I like Meredith as a person, but as a journalist, no. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.