Barbara Walters Cause Of Death – Barbara Walters, a pioneering TV news journalist, died at the age of 93, according to ABC News.
Walters made headlines in 1976 as the first female network news anchor, earning an unprecedented $1 million per year at the time.
She became known for securing exclusive interviews with the famous and powerful during her more than three decades at ABC, and before that at NBC.
Walters was the first female co-host of Today, the hugely successful US daily news and magazine show, the first evening news anchorwoman in broadcast history and a co-creator and co-host of topical chat show The View.
She died on Friday evening at her home in New York, ABC News announced.
Robert Igor, CEO of Disney, owner of ABC, confirmed her death, describing it as “sad news”.
He said Walters was a “true legend,” a “one-of-a-kind reporter” and “a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself”.
During his five-decade broadcast career, Walters interviewed a wide range of world leaders, including Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, and every US president and first lady since Richard and Pat Nixon.
She won 12 Emmys, 11 of which she received while working for ABC News.
She is survived by her only daughter, Jacqueline Danforth.