Meredith Vieira To Leave NBC's Today Show

May 9, 2011

Today co-host Meredith Vieira is stepping down from her position in June after five years on the job. NBC says news anchor Ann Curry will take over and co-host with Matt Lauer. There'll be other changes: third hour Today host Natalie Morales will shift to news anchor while White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie will succeed Morales, and take over hosting duties for the later show.

NBC says Vieira will spend more time with her husband, who suffers from multiple scelerosis, and she will take on new duties with the network, although they haven't been specified. Vieira took over the co-anchor chair from Katie Couric, who moved to anchor the CBS Evening News, a position she too is leaving. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit