Journalist Barbara Walters Dies at 93

Jonny Hector

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Award-winning journalist Barbara Walters has died at the age of 93.

Walters was a pioneer in television news, becoming the first female co-anchor of a major network evening news program when she joined ABC’s “ABC Evening News” in 1976. She went on to become a fixture on morning television as the host of ABC’s “The View.”

Over her more than 50-year career in television, Walters interviewed some of the world’s most influential people, including every U.S. president from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.

In a statement, ABC News President James Goldston called Walters “a broadcaster of unparalleled accomplishment.”

“Barbara transformed the way we think about women in the workplace,” Goldston said. “Her interviewing style was warm yet direct, making her subjects feel both relaxed and revealing. Even if they didn’t always like what she had to ask, audiences trusted that Barbara’s questions came from a place of genuine curiosity and interest.”

Walters is survived by her daughter, Jackie, and her stepdaughter, Kayce Freed.

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