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Meredith Vieira Leaving 'Today' Show In June — New Reports!

Fri, April 29, 2011 8:57am EDT by 6 Comments

Meredith, in London for the Royal Wedding, will end her morning-show run three months earlier than expected, according to insiders.

Meredith Vieira reportedly could exit the Today show as soon as June — and could move up the announcement of her departure to as early as next week.

So the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William could be the last big hurrah for Meredith’s almost five-year run on Today.

Meredith, 57, who also hosts the syndicated Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, would be replaced as co-host on NBC’s Today by newsreader Ann Curry. Natalie Morales would then step into Ann’s role, according to a NY Post report.

There have been rumors of Meredith’s co-host Matt Lauer also leaving the show when his contract is up, perhaps to join former colleague Katie Couric in a new daytime talk show.