Barbara Walters, legendary news broadcaster and longtime ABC News anchor has died. She was 93.
Walters was a legend in the news world, with many years of news anchoring. She joined ABC News in 1976 and was the first women news anchor on the evening news programs. Walters opened doors for more women news anchors during her news career days. Walters launched “The View” in 1997.
The CEO of Walt Disney, Bob Iger had this to say about Walters, “Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself. She was a one-of-a-kind reporter who landed many of the most important interviews of our time, from heads of state to the biggest celebrities and sports icons. I had the pleasure of calling Barbara a colleague for more than three decades, but more importantly, I was able to call her a dear friend. She will be missed by all of us at The Walt Disney Company, and we send our deepest condolences to her daughter, Jacqueline.”
Barbara Jill Walters was born in Boston on September 25, 1929. Her parents were Dena and Louis “Lou” Walters.