By Hana Asbrink
Sep 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am
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Happy birthday, Barbara Walters! The iconic journalist and television host turns 87 today.

A true trailblazer, Walters truly paved the way for women looking to enter the news industry. She set the tone as a writer-producer on NBC's Today show in the early 1960s, before eventually going on to co-host the famous morning program and launch a celebrated career interviewing some of the world's most renowned newsmakers for shows including the annual The Barbara Walters Special, 20/20, and The View. Everyone from Fidel Castro to Monica Lewinsky, Michael Jackson, Katharine Hepburn, and Oprah Winfrey has sat across from the legendary Walters.

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Though technically retired after wrapping up her last appearance as a co-host on The View two years ago, Walters occasionally comes off the bench for special interviews—always embodying classically chic style. There's no doubt the celebrated journalist is still in high-demand after such a long and prolific career both on-air and off, and we're grateful for her continued hard work!