Vieira To ‘Today:’ Three Years Older

By Brian 

Phil Rosenthal in Tuesday’s Tribune: “Frankly, the most interesting aspect of Vieira’s hire isn’t that she is returning to a news division after years on ABC’s freewheeling, occasionally ribald “The View,” or that she may continue to host the syndicated game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” while working for NBC News.

It’s that NBC is replacing Couric with a woman three years older, a rare move in a youth-obsessed industry.

‘You know what? It’s the best person for the job,’ [Today EP Jim] Bell said. ‘The fact that she’s 52? Great.’