Premiered May 2018

Meet the Team

Meredith Vieira

MeredithVieira_16x9.jpgCourtesy of Stephanie Berger Meredith Vieira is a 14-time Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer and anchor. Most recently, she served as executive producer on the award-winning documentary "TOWER." Vieira hosted and served as executive producer on her own nationally syndicated daytime talk show, titled "The Meredith Vieira Show," which premiered in September 2014 and ran for two seasons. 

Previously, she received critical acclaim for her hosting of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," "The Today Show," and "The View." Early in her career, Vieira spent more than a decade at CBS News, garnering five Emmy Awards for her work as an editor on the news magazines "60 Minutes" and "West 57th." Vieira founded and is CEO of Meredith Vieira Productions, which develops and produces film, television, and theatre. A native of Providence, R.I., Vieira received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Medford, Mass. She has three children, Ben, Gabe and Lily, with her husband, best-selling author and journalist, Richard Cohen.

For "Royal Wedding Watch," Meredith will be alongside Matt Baker in the central London studio to guide Americans, who find the British royals extremely fascinating, as one of Hollywood’s leading ladies marries her prince.

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Matt Baker

Matt is one of Britain’s best known and best loved TV hosts. He currently anchors BBC One’s flagship daily topical series "The One Show" and "Countryfile," the Sunday night series that regularly draws over 8 million viewers.

Matt started his career on iconic U.K. children’s series "Blue Peter." He knows how to get to the heart of a story and there isn’t anyone he hasn’t interviewed; from Prince Charles to Idris Elba. He’s been the natural choice to front some of the BBC’s big live natural history events; from "Big Blue Live" to "Wild Alaska Live." Matt is also part of the BBC sports commentary team, using his expertise as a former British gymnast to commentate on gymnastics at everything from the World championships to the Olympic Games.

Matt has extensive experience of covering Royal events. In April 2011 he was part of the BBC’s "Royal Wedding" coverage, reporting live on the marriage of William and Catherine from 10 Downing Street with the Prime Minister and his party guests. He has also presented live coverage of Trooping the Colour and ridden with the Kings Troop and Horseguards. In 2012 he anchored the Diamond Jubilee Flotilla Pageant and launched the Jubilee concert live from Buckingham Palace’s music room. 

For "Royal Wedding Watch" Matt will be alongside Meredith Vieira in the central London studio bringing a uniquely British insight to proceedings and making sure nothing gets lost in translation. "Stag" party? That’s a bachelor party U.K. style. And the bachelorettes? The Brits call them "hens."

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Dr. Lucy Worsley

Dr. Lucy Worsley is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. She is Chief Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that welcomes more than 3 million visitors annually to the unoccupied royal palaces of London, including the Tower of London, Kensington Palace State apartments and Hampton Court Palace. Alongside her very Royal day job Lucy has a successful television career including "Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music," "Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera," "Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors," "British History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley," "Secrets of the Six Wives" and "The Real Versailles." The Guardian has called her the “undisputed Queen of TV History."

Lucy has also written a number of well-received books including "Jane Austen at Home," "Cavalier: A Tale of Passion," "Chivalry and Great Houses," "Courtiers: A Secret History of Kensington Palace" and "If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of Your Home." She has also written novels for children including "My Name is Victoria" and "Eliza Rose." Lucy graduated from New College, Oxford with a first-class honors BA degree in Ancient and Modern History. She has since been awarded a Ph.D from the University of Sussex.

For "Royal Wedding Watch," Lucy will be examining the history, ceremony and traditions central to any Royal Wedding. She’ll be exploring the archives and the Palaces to reveal everything from Queen Victoria’s role as a Royal trendsetter to the ins and outs of a Royal banquet.

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Anita Rani

Anita Rani is one of the best known faces on British television. She’s one of the lead reporters on BBC One’s primetime Sunday night series "Countryfile" and is a regular part of the "One Show" team, the BBC’s flagship daily topical magazine show. Anita is no stranger to the Royal family – a highlight being covering the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton for the BBC. Anita was based at the Goring Hotel where Kate had been staying overnight and was one of the first to get a glimpse of the dress, broadcasting the moment live to millions worldwide.

Anita is both journalist and host, drawing the audience into stories whether it’s making an emotional and sobering series about Indian partition or taking to the floor in sequins for the U.K. version of "Dancing with the Stars." She’s fronted series including "World’s Busiest Cities," "The Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home," and a wide range of factual programs, for both the "This World strand," and the "Four Wheels" series, all for the BBC.

Anita will be heading to Windsor for "Royal Wedding Watch" where she’ll bring us all the latest news on preparations at the Castle.

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