The Heartbreaking Death Of
Barbara Walters
Lifestyle News
By KRISTIN CONARD
Renowned broadcast journalist Barbara Walters died at 93 on December 30, 2022, ABC News reported. She's survived by her daughter Jacqueline "Jackie" Danforth, who Walters adopted at birth with her second husband, Lee Guber.
Born in Boston in 1929, Walters became known for her hard-hitting interviews with all kinds of legendary politicians and celebrities. Her national journalism debut was in 1962, and her first high profile trip was with First Lady Jackie Kennedy to India and Pakistan in that same year.
Walters became increasingly popular, and scored interviews with Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, as well as other high-profile figures like Prince Philip. In 1974, Walters made history as the first woman co-host of "The Today Show," and she made history again in 1976 by becoming an anchor on the ABC Evening News.
Barbara Walters joined "20/20" in 1979 as a co-host and chief correspondent, where she would stay for 25 years, and she also went on to create “The View” in 1997. Walters retired from being on-air in 2014, and she leaves behind an enormous trailblazing legacy.