Barbara Walters, leading US journalist, dies at 93


Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

She was the first woman to present an evening newscast in her country.

Journalist Barbara Walters, who revolutionized a male-dominated industry by being the first woman to host an evening newscast in the United States, has died at the age of 93, ABC, for which she worked for many years, reported Friday.

Walters interviewed numerous US presidents, foreign leaders such as Anwar Sadat of Egypt or Fidel Castro of Cuba, and celebrities. in a five-decade career that made her a cornerstone of American television culture.

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‘ABC’ did not explain the cause or place of death of Walters.

The journalist won 12 Emmy Awards, all of them except one on ‘ABC’. She largely retired from television after leaving the daytime show “The View” in 2014, which she launched in 1997.

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Walters became the first woman to anchor an evening newscast in the United States when she joined ‘ABC Evening News’ in 1976, drawing a then-unprecedented salary of one million dollars a year.

How proud I feel today when I see all the young women who are making and reporting the news.“He said in his last appearance on ‘The View’.

“If I did something to help make that happen, that will be my legacy,” he added.

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