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American Broadcaster Barbara Walters Dead At 93

It has been revealed through a tweet by Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, that she died at her home in New York.

Washington DC, 1 December 2022 (GNP): First female news anchor and journalist in the male-dominated media industry in the USA named, Barbara Walters, has died today at the age of 93. It has been revealed through a tweet by Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, that she died at her home in New York.

Barbara Walters was the first woman to anchor an evening news show in the United States. Walters was best known for interviewing every sitting US president and first lady, starting from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. She has interviewed Donald Trump and Joe Biden, not as presidents, though. Moreover, she has also interviewed foreign leaders such as Fidel Castro and Anwar Sadat and other famous celebrities in her fifty year long successful career. She was known for her interviewing skills and popularity with the audience.

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Walters began her career on ‘The Today Show’ in the early 1960s as a writer and segment producer of women’s interest stories. In 1976, she became the first female co-anchor of an evening news program, along with Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News. The broadcaster is known to have produced and co-hosted the ABC daytime talk show ‘The View’ as well, on which she appeared from 1997 until her retirement in 2014. In her five-decade career, Walters won 12 Emmy awards.

“Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself.” – Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney Inc., remarked.

Oprah Winfrey, her close associate and friend, also wrote a heartfelt note remembering her on Instagram: “Without Barbara Walters, there wouldn’t have been me — nor any other woman you see on the evening, morning, and daily news. She was indeed a Trailblazer. I did my very first television audition with her in mind the whole time.”

She further wrote that she was grateful to have Barbara, who was a powerful and gracious woman as her role model. She was grateful to have known her and followed her light.

 

 

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