Birth Name: Meredith Vieira
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Born Meredith Louise Vieira in Providence, RI on Dec. 30, 1953 to Edwin and Mary Louisa, she was the only girl and youngest child, growing up under the watchful eye of three older brothers. Vieira attended the Lincoln School, a Quaker all-girls school in Rhode Island before moving on to college and graduating magna cum laude from Tufts University in 1975 with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. Her first professional journalism job came soon after graduation at WORC-Radio in Worcester, MA. She switched to television shortly thereafter as a reporter and anchor for WJAR-TV in her hometown of Providence. Vieira's professionalism and skill soon brought her to New York to work as a reporte...
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