Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters

Barbara Jill Walters (September 25, 1929 – December 30, 2022) was an author and broadcast journalist. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Walters was the news anchor at NBC's Today. For 25 years Walters also hosted the ABC show 20/20. She co-hosted the morning television show The View from 1997 to 2014.[1]

Walters had interviewed every U.S. President from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, however she also interviewed Donald Trump and Joe Biden when they were not presidents.[2]

Death[change | change source]

Walters died at her home in New York City from dementia-related problems on December 30, 2022, at the age of 93.[3][4][5]

Awards[change | change source]

Walters received 3 Daytime Emmy Awards. She received Lifetime Achievement Awards for News and Documentary[2] and daytime programs. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1989. On June 15, 2007, Walters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1992 Walters received a Courage in Journalism Award for reporting in dangerous areas.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Walters to Announce 2014 Retirement on 'The View'". New York Times. May 13, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Goldwert, Lindsay (21 September 2009). "Barbara Walters Receives Top News Emmy". ABC News. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  3. Inhat, Gwen (December 30, 2022). "Barbara Walters, TV news icon and creator of The View, dies at 93". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. Stanley, Alessandra (December 30, 2022). "Barbara Walters, a First Among TV Newswomen, Is Dead at 93". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 31, 2022.
  5. Dagan, Carmel (December 30, 2022). "Barbara Walters, Queen of Celebrity Interviews, Dies at 93". Variety. Retrieved December 30, 2022.
  6. "Courage In Journalism Award Winners (1990-2016)". International Women's Media Foundation. Retrieved 27 December 2016.

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