IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Meredith Vieira of Irvington.
The journalist and talk show host was born Dec. 30, 1953 and turns 63 on Friday.
Vieira was born in Rhode Island and studied English at Tufts University.
She and her husband, former CBS newscaster and author Richard Cohen, raised their three children in Irvington. They still make their home in Irvington.
She was one of the original co-hosts of "The View" (1997-2006) and the first host of US syndicated version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" in 2002.
She was also on the "Today Show" and producer of "The Meredith Vieira Show." The "Meredith" show was filmed at her Irvington home.
Over the summer, she was co-anchor for the 2016 Summer Rio Games for NBC.
She and Cohen still live in Irvington but bought a Manhattan penthouse in 2015.