Meredith Vieira to say farewell to "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 19: TV personality Meredith Vieira poses in the press room at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) David Becker

Meredith Vieira is leaving "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" after 11 years as host of the syndicated game show.

The former "Today" show host and two-time Emmy winner as best game show host said Thursday she's leaving for other ventures including more work at NBC News.

An executive familiar with Vieira's plans says the TV personality will be launching her own YouTube channel with stories on people's lives. The executive spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans haven't been announced yet.

Vieira also has her own production company. She produced the feature film "Return" and the touring play "Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour)."

Vieira recently filled in for Kathie Lee Gifford on the fourth hour of "Today" and accidentally cursed on air. She immediately apologized saying, "Oh, my gosh, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry."

  • CBS News Staff

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