Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

Birthday1929-09-25
AgeShe is 89 years old
Birth Sign Libra (sept. 23 - oct. 22)
EthnicityJewish American
GenderFemale
Height1.65 m
ReligionJudaism
Her Parents
Barbara Walters's mother's and father's name are Louis Edward Walters and Dena Seletsky
Barbara Walters's Child
She has 1 Child. Name is Jacqueline Dena Guber.
Alias for Barbara Walters
known other names for Barbara Walters
Who is Barbara Walters?
Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, co-anchored the ABC Evening News, and was a contributor to ABC News. Walters first became known as a television personality when she was a writer and segment producer of "women's interest stories" on the morning NBC News program The Today Show, where she began work with host Hugh Downs in 1962, once even modeling a swimsuit when an expected model did not show up. Because of her excellent interviewing ability and her popularity with the viewers, and when other women left the program, she was eventually allowed more air time. Even though her production duties made her a significant contributor to the show, she had no input in choosing a successor for Hugh Downs when he left the show in 1971. Frank McGee was hired. Although his salary was twice hers, at Frank McGee's death in 1974, because of a clause added to her contract by her agent, she acquired the title "co-host", the first woman by that title for any network news or public affairs program. Jim Hartz became her co-host.
Education
She went to the following schools
  • Bachelor of Arts
Receives Awards
  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host - Sherri Shepherd
  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series - 2nd Daytime Emmy Awards
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series - Beth Polson
  • TCA Career Achievement Award - 29th TCA Awards
  • GLAAD Media Award for Excellence in Media - 7th GLAAD Media Awards
  • News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form - David Westin
  • Special Classification for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs
  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show - Audrey Jones
  • News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview/Interviewer(s) - Segments
Barbara Walters's Books
  • Audition: A Memoir
Films
  • The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story netflixbot
  • The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special netflixbot