Barbara Walters was a legendary journalist and television personality who had a long and illustrious career in the media industry. She was born on September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in a middle-class Jewish household.
Walters began her career in the media industry as a writer and researcher for NBC News, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a producer and on-air talent. In the 1960s, she became a co-host of the NBC News program “Today,” and in the 1970s, she became the first woman to co-anchor a major network evening news program, “ABC Evening News.”
Throughout her career, Walters interviewed a wide range of notable figures, including presidents, celebrities, and world leaders. She was known for her ability to ask tough questions and get her subjects to open up, and her interviews were often seen as must-see television events.
In addition to her work as a journalist, Walters was also a successful television executive and producer. She created and hosted the long-running ABC news magazine “20/20,” and she also served as the executive producer of several other television programs, including “The View.”
Walters retired from active journalism in 2014, but continued to make occasional appearances on television and in the media. She received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including numerous Emmys and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Radio and Television Society.
Barbara Walters passed away on the day of December 20, 2022, at the age of 93. She was survived by her only child Jacqueline Dena Guber and her many friends and colleagues in the media industry. Despite her passing, her legacy as a pioneering journalist and television personality will continue to be remembered for years to come.