Barbara Walters, legendary journalist and trailblazer, dies at 93

USA Today

By Bob Minzesheimer
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Photo: USA Today

Barbara Walters, a broadcast legend and pioneer who became the first woman to co-host a morning and evening newscast, died at age 93, ABC News announced during a live special report Friday.

"Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets," her representative Cindi Berger said in a statement to USA TODAY. "She was a trailblazer not only for female journalists, but for all women."

ABC News' David Muir paid tribute to Walters on-air, remembering her as an "extraordinary human being, journalist, pioneer, legend."

"We were all influenced by Barbara Walters," he said. "She broke barriers behind the scenes and she broke news on-camera. She got people to say things they never would've said to another journalist."

Publish : 2022-12-31 14:48:00

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