Trailblazing news anchor Barbara Walters dead at 93

Walters launched "The View," an ABC daily talk show still running today.

Published: December 30, 2022 10:20pm

Updated: December 31, 2022 9:46am

Former news anchor Barbara Walters, the first female anchor in American evening news, has died at the age of 93.

"Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not only for female journalists but for all women," her spokesperson told CNN.

The former ABC personality made history when she appeared as the first female co-host of "Today" in 1974.

Walters also launched "The View," an ABC daily talk show still running today.

She maintained an active career as a journalist for decades, interviewing world leaders from Egypt's Anwar Sadat to then-candidate Donald Trump. Walters also interviewed Richard Nixon, Fidel Castro, Monica Lewinsky, and Barbara Streisand, among many other major figures, according to USA Today.

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