Barbara Walters Dies at 93
Barbara Walters, the iconic broadcaster who was the first woman to co-anchor an evening news program, has died. She was 93.
Walters’s death was first reported by ABC News, which has been her television home since 1976 when she became a co-anchor for ABC Evening News. Before her decades with ABC, Walters worked for NBC where she served as a co-host on the Today show.
While at ABC, Walters was also a longtime co-host of 20/20 from 1979 to 2004. She was also a co-creator of The View, which has been part of ABC’s daytime lineup since August 1997. Walters served as a co-host on the talk show from its launch until May 2014.
Over the course of her decades-long career, Walters interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment, politics and beyond. She famously interviewed the likes of Fidel Castro, Katharine Hepburn, Margaret Thatcher, Michael Jackson, Indira Gandhi, Sir Laurence Olivier and more.
Waters won numerous awards for her work in broadcasting including four Daytime Emmy Awards, which include receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1989.