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'Meredith Vieira Show' Names Band Leader, Show Announcer and Producers


By Tony Maglio

"The Meredith Vieira Show" has found its band leader, show announcer and a slew of producers.

Everett Bradley of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will lead the band and Jon Harris will announce the upcoming show, which premieres in national syndication on Sept. 8. Harris, an old friend of Vieira's, most recently served as chief communications officer for the Hillshire Brands Company.

Previous Vieira collaborators Geoff Rosen ("Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") and Matthew Strauss ("The View") have been named co-executive producers for the daytime show.

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Benita Alexander, Angela LaGreca and Leslie Peirez also hopped on-board as supervising producers.

As previously announced, Vieira, Michael Glantz and Rich Sirop will serve as executive producers.

"The Meredith Vieira Show" has been sold to local stations in 98 percent of the United States.

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Below are some niceties shared about the new hires:

"Everett and Jon are like brothers to me and will be a great presence as we encourage guests and viewers to be brave and be their true selves," Vieira said in a statement. "They both bring an authentic kindness and a great sense of humor to our friendship that I am eager to share with our audience."

"Geoff and Matt have tremendous producing experience in daytime TV," added Sirop. "Both Meredith and I have been privileged to have worked with them on many award-winning television programs. They both bring a unique, dynamic and innovative perspective that will enhance the entertainment value and help distinguish 'The Meredith Vieira Show' from everything else in daytime."

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