Trailblazing US information anchor Barbara Walters dies | US News
Pioneering TV information journalist Barbara Walters has died aged 93.
Her dying was introduced by her community ABC on air on Friday evening.
Ms Walters made headlines in 1976 as the primary feminine community information anchor, with an unprecedented-at-the-time $1m annual wage.
During greater than three many years at ABC, and earlier than that at NBC, she grew to become recognized for securing unique interviews with the well-known and highly effective.
Ms Walters was the primary feminine co-host of Today, the massively profitable US each day information and journal present, the primary night information anchorwoman in broadcast historical past and a co-creator and co-host of topical chat present The View.
She died on Friday night at her house in New York, ABC News introduced.
Robert Iger, CEO of Disney, proprietor of ABC, confirmed her dying, describing it as “sad news”.
He mentioned Ms Walters was a “true legend,” a “one-of-a-kind reporter” and “a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself”.
In a broadcast profession spanning 5 many years, Ms Walters interviewed an array of world leaders, together with Cuba’s Fidel
Castro, Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein of Iraq and each US president and first girl since Richard and Pat Nixon.
She earned 12 Emmy awards, 11 of these whereas at ABC News.
She is survived by her solely daughter, Jacqueline Danforth.