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First Female US TV Broadcaster Barbara Walters Dies At 93

First Female US TV Broadcaster Barbara Walters Dies At 93

Trailblazing US news anchor, Barbara Walters, has died at the age of 93 after a career that lasted 50 years. She became the first US female network news anchor in 1976 when she joined ABC News.

She was born in Boston at the outset of the Great Depression in 1929. During her time, she won 12 Emmy Awards.

Among the many notable things she accomplished, she interviewed every president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump. She also interviewed a host of music and pop culture stars.

Cindi Berger, a publicist, announced the star’s death in a statement on Friday night.

“Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones,” Cindi said.

The statement further revealed how Barbara lived a life of no regrets and how women and female journalists saw her as a trailblazer.

The show-business booking agent’s daughter began her career in journalism in 1961 with NBC. From there she became a segment producer of interest stories for women.

Barbara Walters made her way up the hierarchy in the male-dominated industry and in 1974 made history. She became the first female co-host of a US news programme, on NBC’s morning-time Today Show.

She then became a media superstar due to the unprecedented salary she got from becoming first female network news anchor, on ABC’s evening bulletin.

“I have been blessed with a life I never expected,” Walters said back in 2000 as she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In 2014, she retired with a last appearance on her day show, The View. Tribute has been pouring in from around the world since the news of her passing came out.

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