1953 – This American TV personality was born on the 30th day of December this year in East Providence, Rhode Island, and is of Portuguese descent. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English from Tufts University.
1975 – She began her career as a news announcer for WORC radio in Worcester, Massachusetts. She began a career in television working as a local reporter and anchor at WJAR-TV Providence, eventually making her way into the newsroom at WCBS-TV in New York City.
1982 – She first gained national recognition as a CBS reporter based in the Chicago Bureau from this year until 1984.
1985 – She later became a correspondent for nationwide news-magazine shows including West 57th.
1989 – She hosted the program “60 Minutes” until 1991. Viera won seven Emmy Awards for this show.
1992 – Her final assignment at CBS was as co-anchor of the CBS Morning News for a year.
1993 – She moved to ABC initially as a correspondent for the news-magazine show Turning Point.
1997 – She served as the moderator and co-host of ABC’s “The View” from its debut in this year until announcing her departure in the spring of 2006.
1999 – She began hosting Lifetime’s Intimate Portrait, which chronicles the lives of women in art, entertainment, politics, business, science, journalism, and sports.
2002 – She hosted the American syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire since this year, a spin-off of the primetime show hosted by Regis Philbin.
2006 – Her final appearance on The View was June 9 of this year where she won an Emmy Award. Her co-hosts gave her a roast to commemorate her final appearance. However, confirmed that she will continue hosting “Who wants to be a millionaire?” where she also won an Emmy Award.