This just in. ABC has confirmed that legendary news anchor and journalist Barbara Walters has passed away.
Walters was known for her interviewing ability and popularity with viewers.
While she worked for numerous stations, she worked closely with the American Broadcast Company (ABC), which is owned by The Walt Disney Company. Walters appeared as a host of numerous television programs, including The View, 20/20, and the ABC Evening News.
Aside from those programs, she was also known for hosting a special on ABC for several years where she picked out the “10 Most Fascinating People” in the world.
Walters joined ABC News in 1976, becoming the first female anchor on any evening news program in the United States. Three years later, she became a co-host of the network’s primetime investigation series 20/20. Nearly twenty years later, she would go on to create and star in the talk show The View.
In a career that spanned five decades, Walters won 12 Emmy awards, 11 of those while at ABC.
She made her final appearance as a co-host of The View, but has remained a producer of several of the network’s programs since.
She was 93 years old.