A black eye won't stop Meredith Vieira from appearing on national television.
The veteran journalist filled in for host Kathie Lee Gifford during Today's fourth hour this morning and originally appeared on set wearing a giant pair of sunglasses.
"Okay, one question because you are so not pretentious and you have on sunglasses in studio," Hoda Kotb asked to which Vieira replied, "Well, you know why? Should I take them off?"
"I think it's time for the big reveal," her co-host added as Meredith removed her shades to unveil her large black eye on the right side of her face.