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Barbara Walters

American broadcaster
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Net worth 2018: $170 Million
Industry: TV Anchors
Residence: Boston
Country: United States
BirthDay: 25 September 1929
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.65 m
Education: Miami Beach Senior High School, Miami, FL, BA English, Sarah Lawrence College (1953),

Barbara Walters was bornon 25 September 1929 in Boston, American, is American broadcaster. Barbara Jill Walters is a television personality and broadcast journalist who first became famous as the segment producer of women’s interest stories on the NBC News program ‘The Today Show’. Highly acclaimed for her exceptional interviewing ability and journalistic standards, she was the first woman ever to acquire the title ‘co-host’ for any news program. She was very popular with the viewers because of which she was allotted more air time by the channel. An ambitious woman who became a role model for other female journalists to follow, she became the first female co-anchor of any network evening news when she worked with Harry Reasoner on the ‘ABC Evening News’. Since then she has hosted several morning television shows like ‘Today’ and ‘The View’. For 25 years she worked as the co-host and producer of the newsmagazine ‘20/20’ from 1979 to 2004. She is noted for her candid, no nonsense style of speaking and is known to never mince words even when speaking about sensitive issues. Her field of specialty is personality journalism and she has had the distinction of interviewing several world leaders including the Shah of Iran, Russia’s Boris Yeltsin, China’s Jiang Semin, Libya’s Muammar al-Gaddafi and India’s Indira Gandhi.


$170 Million


She has announced that she will retire fully in May 2014


She along with Bill Geddie conceived the idea for the talk show ‘The View’ that has aired on ABC since August 1997


Her third marriage was to Merv Adelson, the CEO of Lorimar television in 1981


She worked as the co-host and producer of the television newsmagazine ‘20/20’ for 25 years from 1979 till 2004


She conducted a joint interview of Egypt’s President Anwar Al Sadat, and Israel’s Prime Minister, Menachem Begin in November 1977


While working with ABC she had served as a commentator on news specials like presidential inaugurations and as moderator between candidates Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford during the 1976 Presidential Elections


She became the first female co-host of ‘The Today Show’ in 1974


She married Lee Guber, a theatrical producer and theater owner in 1963


She joined NBC’s ‘The Today Show’ as a writer and researcher in 1961 and soon became the show’s regular ‘Today Girl’


In 1955 she became a writer of ‘The Morning Show’ at CBS


In 1953, she produced a 15- minute children’s program, ‘Ask the Camera’ which was directed by Roone Arledge


Her family later moved to New York City where she attended high school at Birch Wathen School and graduated in 1947

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