Vieira will be taking over for Matt Lauer to cover the events during NBC prime-time at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14. The regular host, Bob Costas, is recovering from a pretty terrible case of pink eye, causing Matt Lauer to step in. Lauer says he needs a break from coverage due to covering the Olympics in the morning and hosting the Today Show at night from Sochi.
"I'm dragging a little today, I didn't sleep at all since yesterday morning," said Lauer, "Meredith's fantastic, she'll be great, she really will, and I know she's going to have a blast. It's fun."
There is no word on when Costas will be back, but he says he hopes it will be soon.