Barbara Walters — Now 89 years old
Barbara Walters is one of those pioneering women in journalism and broadcasting who has paved the way for the younger generation of women to follow. She was once the first woman co-anchor on the evening news, something which was unheard of in 1976. She went on to host a slew of talk shows including Today, 20/20, ABC Evening News and lastly, The View, the latter which she retired from hosting but still produces. She was in the news recently as she is said to be very ill, but there are no confirmed reports of any medical emergency.