Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters is known for her work as a reporter, television interviewer and talk show host.


Barbara Ann Walters was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on September 25, 1929 [1]


She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA in English.[2]

Work History

Barbara Walters began her television career as a writer at NBC on "The Today Show" in 1961, becoming the program's first female co-host in 1974.[3]

In 1976 she co-anchored the ABC Evening News with Harry Reasoner, making her the first female news anchor.[4] From 1979 to 2004 she worked for ABC on the TV show 20/20.[5]

Currently (2007) she is co-owner and co-executive producer of the ABC TV show "The View" which she also co-hosts when time permits.[6]


“For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent.”
— Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20, October 11, 2002.


She has interviewed many World leaders and TV and Film Celebrities over the years and received awards for journalism, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2000.


In May 2008 Barbara Walters autobiography was published. The book is titled "Audition".[7]


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