TV legend Barbara Walters dies — RT World News

Renowned American Television journalist Barbara Walters, who grew to become the very first woman to anchor night news, has died at the age of 93, her spokesman has confirmed.

“Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her house surrounded by loved kinds. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not only for woman journalists, but for all females,” the journalist’s representative Cindi Berger stated on Saturday.

Walters’ job in the industry spanned 50 several years, bringing her 12 Emmy awards and earning her one particular of the most revered information broadcasters in the US.

She landed her very first Tv position with NBC in the 1960s, and then moved on to ABC in 1976, starting to be the initially female host of an night information display in the state.

Walters was associated with a range of profitable plans at ABC, which includes “The Barbara Walters Specials” and “10 Most Interesting Folks,” right before getting the role of co-host and correspondent for ABC News’ “20/20” in 1984.


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The journalist’s last show on the channel was The See, which she remaining in 2014, but she remained a component-time contributor to ABC Information for numerous a long time following that.

For the duration of her time in the spotlight, Walters interviewed all the sitting US presidents and 1st women starting from Richard and Pat Nixon all the way to Barack and Michelle Obama. She spoke with Donald and Melania Trump through the campaign ahead of the 2016 election. Her attendees included quite a few international leaders, movie stars, athletes and other high-profile celebrities.

The very first ever interview presented to an American outlet by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was also carried out by Walters back in 2001.

Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Enterprise, which owns ABC Information, described Walters as “a accurate legend, a pioneer not just for girls in journalism, but for journalism alone.” The broadcaster was behind “many of the most important interviews of our time,” Iger mentioned, incorporating that she will be comprehensively skipped.

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