Barbara Walters

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Date of Birth September 25, 1929
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts
Age 91 years old
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Barbara Walters

Barbara Jill Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Respected for her interviewing ability and popularity with viewers, Walters appeared as the host of numerous television programs, including Today, The View, 20/20, and the ABC Evening News. Since retiring as a full-time host and contributor, she continued to occasionally report for ABC News through 2015. Walters began her career on The Today Show in the early 1960s as a writer and segment producer of women's interest stories. Her popularity with viewers resulted in Walters receiving more airtime, and in 1974 she became co-host of the program, the first woman to hold such a title on an American news program. In 1976, she continued to be a pioneer for women in broadcasting by becoming the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program, alongside Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News. From 1979 to 2004, Walters worked as a producer and co-host on the ABC newsmagazine 20/20.

Born: Barbara Jill Walters, September 25, 1929, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater: Sarah Lawrence College
Occupation: Journalist
Years active: 1953–2016
Notable credit(s): Today (1962–76), ABC Evening News (1976–78), 20/20 (1979–2004), The View (1997–2014)
Children: 1
Twitter: Barbara Walters's Twitter profile
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About Barbara Walters

TV interviewer who hosted ABC's 20/20 and The View. Known for her distinctive voice, she has advertised for Welch's and interviewed many celebrities and world leaders.

Before Fame

She attended Sarah Lawrence College where she earned an English degree.

Achievement

She hosted the television show Today.

Family Life

She was married to Robert Henry Katz from 1955 to 1957, Lee Guber from 1963 to 1976, and Merv Adelson from 1981 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1992. She has a daughter named Jacqueline Dena Guber.

Associations

She interviewed Larry King about his retirement.

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