, 2022-12-30 20:41:39,
Pioneering television news anchor and longtime ABC News anchor and correspondent Barbara Walters, who shattered the glass ceiling and became a dominant force in an industry once dominated by men, has died. She was 93 years old.
Walters joined ABC News in 1976, becoming the first female anchor of an evening news program. Three years later, she co-hosted “20/20,” and in 1997, launched “The View.”
Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company which is the parent company of ABC News, praised Walters as someone who broke barriers.
“Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not only for women in journalism but in journalism itself. She was a one-of-a-kind reporter who has conducted many of the most important interviews of our time, from heads of state to the biggest celebrities and sports icons. It was a pleasure to call Barbara a colleague for more From three decades on, but most importantly I have been able to call her a dear friend.We will all miss her at The Walt Disney Company, and send our deepest condolences to her daughter, Jacqueline.
In a career spanning five decades, Walters has won 12 Emmy Awards, 11 of them while working for ABC News.
She made her last appearance as a co-host of “The View” in 2014, but remained an executive producer for the show and went on to do some interviews and specials for ABC News.
“I don’t want to be on another show or climb another mountain,” she said at the time. “I would rather…
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