Meredith Vieira may leave NBC's "Today" show

Meredith Vieira appears with co-host Matt Lauer during her first day on NBC's "Today" show at the NBC Studios in Rockefeller Plaza Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

April 6, 2011 6:24:20 AM PDT
There are growing reports that Meredith Vieira is planning to leave NBC's "Today" show when her contract expires later this year.

Viera is said to be worn down by the demanding schedule and wants to spend more time with her husband, who has multiple sclerosis. Vieira left ABC's 'The View' in 2006 to replace Katie Couric on 'Today.'

When asked for comment NBC released a statement saying only that "The 'Today' show anchors are currently under contract and firmly in place."