Meredith Vieira didn’t like sharing her opinions on “The View” because of her journalistic background.
So why did that scrunt ever take the job?
If I produced “The View” I would be suing her because they paid her to do a job and it now appears she may not have fully kept up her end of the bargain.
The American journalist appeared on The View as one of the original co-hosts from 1997 to 2006.
In an interview with Fox News Radio’s Kilmeade & Friends on Wednesday, the 63-year-old spoke of her time on the long-running talk show and the current news cycle.
‘I was never totally comfortable with (sharing her views) because my background was as a journalist where you didn’t give your opinion… that was inappropriate,’ she told host Brian Kilmeade.
‘You were there to elevate others and to give them the platform as opposed to yourself so I love the moderator role on The View because it was more just keeping the show going, the conversation going.’
When speaking about the current state of violence in the world, Kilmeade asked Vieira whether she was glad to be out of the news cycle or sad that she wasn’t in the thick of it.
‘You know it’s a little bit of both because it’s a fascinating time to be a journalist. On the other hand there’s so much negativity out there – it’s incredible, on both sides,’ Vieira said.
‘It just feels like the distance between folks is getting larger and not diminishing and that really worries me as a mom.’
She was on the radio program to speak about osteoporosis, given her mother had suffered from the condition.
Vieira, who is a former Today host and still works as an NBC special correspondent, hosted The View alongside Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos and Barbara Walters.
Her own daytime talk show, The Meredith Vieira Show, was canceled on NBC in 2016 after two seasons.