Meredith Vieira 'not afraid' to quit 'Today'

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Meredith Vieira speaks onstage at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on March 13, 2010 in New York City.

Meredith Vieira is open to not returning to TV when her contract with the "Today" show expires at the end of next year, she said in a recent interview.

Vieira told Ladies' Home Journal that she would look "forward to not working, to traveling with [husband] Richard [Cohen] and carving out time for us."

The morning show co-host added that the uncertainty of what comes next in her career doesn't bother her.

"I'll know when it's time to go, and I'm not afraid to go," she said. "If I were to leave at the end of next year because it's time for me, I wouldn't hump into another show."

Until then, there's always her now nine-season run hosting the syndicated game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

Vieira replaced Katie Couric on "Today" on Sept. 13, 2006. Couric is rumored to be interested in returning to the popular morning show.