Barbara Walters Dead at 93 🥕🧁
One of the biggest and most recognizable news anchors in the world has died in New York City.
Barbara Walters passed away at her home, surrounded by loved ones.
RIP Barbara Walters!
We lost such an incredible woman today 💔 pic.twitter.com/J9Y4vp33o3
— Olivia Garvey (@Olivia7News) December 31, 2022
Walters had receded from public view in recent years, opting to live a private life. She hadn’t been seen out and about since at least 2016.
She first worked for NBC’s “Today” show as a writer and researcher, working her way up in the network through the ’60s and early ’70s, eventually becoming their first female cohost.
In 1976, Barbara moved to ABC, landing a job on their “Evening News” program. She was the first woman to anchor a network news show.
Walters appeared as a host of numerous television programs, including Today, The View, 20/20, and the ABC Evening News. Walters was a working journalist from 1951 until her retirement in 2015.
when barbara walters read the kardashians pic.twitter.com/39iURnjRKK
— wolfgang ruth (@itswolfgangruth) December 31, 2022
Walters was married four times to three different men. She dated future U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in the 1970s and was linked romantically to United States Senator John Warner in the 1990s.
After Walters had three miscarriages, she and her second husband Lee Guber adopted a baby girl named Jacqueline Dena Guber (born in 1968, adopted the same year). She had no other children.
In May 2010, Walters said she would be having open heart surgery to replace a faulty aortic valve. She had known for quite a while that she was suffering from aortic valve stenosis, even though she was symptom-free. The procedure to fix the faulty heart valve “went well, and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome,” according to her spokesperson.
Walters returned to The View and her Sirius XM satellite show, Here’s Barbara, in September 2010. Four years later, Walters retired permanently from both shows.
RIP BARBARA JILL WALTERS (September 25, 1929 – December 30, 2022)