By Gwendolyn Rahn
Updated Sep 25, 2014 @ 11:30 am

The iconic TV personality and author Barbara Walters celebrates her 85th birthday today! After cutting her teeth on NBC’s The Today Show back in 1961, Walters paved the way as a pioneer for women in broadcast journalism and has gone on to co-host morning shows The View (which she also co-created) and Today, and winning multiple Emmy awards along the way.

Beyond her impressive interview roster of the world’s most famous celebrities, Walters has delivered legendary interviews throughout her career with the likes of Monica Lewinsky, Oprah, and Fidel Castro that have undoubtedly landed her among the greatest TV journalists of all time. You’re our kind of woman, Barbara!