Barbara Walters has died. She was 93.
ABC News made the announcement on Friday evening with no cause of death given.
(I will update this post when more information is available.)
Barbara Walters retired from “The View” a few years ago, and has been out of the public eye for a long time now.
Barbara Walters was a pioneer in the field of journalism and television news. Born in 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, she started her career in the 1950s as a researcher and writer for the Today show, eventually becoming the show’s first female co-host in 1974. Over the course of her career, she interviewed a wide range of notable figures, including heads of state, celebrities, and everyday people, and is best known for her work as a host and contributor on ABC’s The View and 20/20.
In addition to her journalism career, Walters was also a successful television producer and wrote several books. She received numerous awards for her work, including multiple Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International News Services.
Despite retiring from full-time work in 2014, Walters remained an influential figure in the media industry and a role model for aspiring journalists.