Even though Meredith Vieira left her high-profile position as co-anchor of "The Today Show" a year ago, the beloved broadcast journalist has continued to "stay in the NBC family." She made her debut as special correspondent on "Rock Center with Brian Williams" last February; she's hosted "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" for 10 years; and she will contribute to the network's 2012 Olympics coverage.

But the Emmy award-winning reporter took time to look back on her almost 10-year stint as one of the original co-hosts on ABC's "The View" -- a gig she almost rejected, she told Anderson Cooper on his talk show today.

"It's hard going from being the objective newsperson to interjecting your personality and your opinion every chance you get," Vieira said. "At that point I wasn't even going to audition for 'The View.'"

Vieira says her husband Richard deserves the credit for her decision to join the program. Check out the video above for what he said to make her reconsider.

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • Vieira On '60 Minutes'

    Check out Vieira's memorable interview of Steve Wynn in the 80s, ending with him walking out of the interview.

  • Vieira Talks With Johnny Carson

    A young Vieira appears as a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1990

  • Vieira On 'CBS Morning News'

    Watch this video of Vieira covering the 1992 presidential race for "CBS Morning News."

  • Vieira On 'The View'

    Vieira and fellow co-hosts of "The View" sit down with the cast of "Will and Grace."

  • Vieira On 'The Today Show'

    Watch Vieira's farewell montage on her last day at "The Today Show" in 2011.

  • Vieira Hosting 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

    Vieira shows off her sense of humor -- and love of the Red Sox -- in this clip from "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

  • Vieira's Interview With Piers Morgan

    Vieira and her husband Richard Cohen speak with Piers Morgan in this recent interview from November 2011.