Vieira On Her View Exit: ‘I Didn’t Have Anything Else To Talk About’

lhj_vieira.jpgIn the May Ladies Home Journal cover story, Meredith Vieira explains why she “really” left The View. Aside from the joy of getting up at 3:00AM to prep for Today, Vieira says:

The thing that I love about the View is that you bring yourself to the table. But as my kids were getting older, they resented my doing that … I am very honest, and sometimes that’s not a good thing. And I didn’t have anything else to talk about truly.

She goes further, mentioning family trips to the Olympics and Saturday Night Live as perks, but didn’t say anything about the RosieTrump/O’Reilly battles that have defined the show since.

Vieira also equated working with Matt, Ann and Al as akin to running with the cool crowd: “I’ve never been in with the popular kids. And I had to learn how to be a popular kid — Fast.”

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