Television Icon Barbara Walters dead at 93

Legendary News Anchor and Television Icon Barbara Walters Dead at 93

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Barbara Walters- News anchor, reporter, talk show host, and television legend. She passed away at the age of 93. She had quite a stellar career. She joined ABC News in 1976, becoming the first female anchor of an Evening News program. And three years later, she became a Co-host of 20/20.
 
Barbara Walters spokesperson Cindy Berger confirmed the news anchor’s death quote.

Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not only for female journalists but for all women.

Barbara Walters grew up around show business. Her father owned New York’s famous Latin Quarter nightclub. She thought about becoming an actress but joined Today’s  NBC’s The Today Show as a writer in 1961. In November 1977, she landed a joint interview with Egypt’s president, Anwar Al Sadat, and Israel’s Prime Minister, Menachem Begin. Her interviews with world leaders from all walks of life are a chronicle of the latter part of the 20th century. On August 11, 1997 -Walters was a co-host of the daytime talk show The View, of which she also was co-creator and co-executive producer with her business partner, Bill Geddie.
 
Here are a few achievements she bagged in her lifetime:
  • In 1975, Award for Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host (Today).
  • In 1989, Walters was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
  • In 1998, Lucy Award in recognition of her excellence and innovation in her creative works. Also, the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.
  • In 1991, Golden Plate Award was presented by Awards Council member Beverly Sills.
  • In 2003,  Award for Best Talk Show (The View).
  • In 2007, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She won Daytime and Prime Time Emmy Awards, a Women in Film Lucy Award, and a GLAAD Excellence in Media award.
  • In 2008, honored with the Disney Legends award. Also, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Women’s Agenda.
  • In 2009,  Award for Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host (The View). Same year award for Best Talk Series (The View). Also, Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

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