One day after Katie Couric's announcement that she will be leaving the Today show at the end of May to become anchor of the CBS Evening News, NBC confirmed this morning (Thursday) that she will be replaced on Today by Meredith Vieira, currently co-host of ABC's The View and host of the syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal Television Group, said in a statement, "Meredith's vast experience as an award-winning journalist as well as talk show host make her the ideal candidate for this job."