Meredith Vieira

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  • Meredith: My most embarrassing moment was when I was a student at Tufts University and decided to go "streaking" with a group of girls in the middle of January. Somehow I lost them and ended up being chased by the campus police. You’d be amazed at how fast you can run when there’s a cool breeze "behind" you. (I made a turn, and hid in the bushes for a half hour before high-tailing it back to my dorm.)

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  • Meredith and Today co-anchor Matt Lauer share the same birthday on December 30th.

  • Meredith attended the funeral of fellow news anchor Tim Russert.

  • Meredith is the recipient of the 2001 "Woman of the Year" award in May, 2001 presented by City of Hope. She has also been honored by the Anti-Defamation League.

  • Meredith hosted the Miss America Pagent in September 1998.

  • Meredith's first day as co-anchor sitting next to Matt Lauer is September 15th 2006.

  • Meredith has won seven Emmy Awards for her work on West 57th, 60 Minutes., Turning Point and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. In May 2005, she won one of her Daytime Emmy Award's as Outstanding Game Show Host for Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, becoming one of only two women in the three decades of the Daytime Emmy Awards to receive this honor. is In 1995, she garnered her sixth Emmy Award for her report, "Inside the Hate Conspiracy: America's Terrorists," an in-depth look at a white supremacists' group who became the most wanted criminals in America.

  • Meredith has been married to journalist and Columbia University Journalism Professor Richard Cohen since July 14 1986. They have 3 children: Benjamin Edwin Cohen (1989), Gabriel Anthony Cohen (1991),and Lily Max Cohen (1993). They currently reside in Westchester County. Cohen has had multiple sclerosis since he was 25 years old. MS runs in the Cohen family, as Cohen's father Dr. Ben Cohen and grandmother had MS. Recently Cohen had two colon-cancer surgeries.

  • Meredith's parents are Mary Elsie Vieira and Edwin Vieira.

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