The View’s creator, renowned broadcaster Barbara Walters, passed away at age 93

Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters died quietly Friday at home with family by her side, according to her agent Cindi Berger, who spoke to the news on Friday.

News reports the passing of pioneering journalist and television personality Barbara Walters. She was 93.

According to her spokeswoman Cindi Berger, the renowned journalist passed away on Friday night.

According to Berger, Barbara Walters died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones. She led a lavish lifestyle.

“She had no regrets about the way she had lived her life. She paved the way for women everywhere, not just female journalists.”

Barbara was a “true myth, a pioneer, not just for women in journalism, but journalism itself,” Iger wrote on Twitter.

Barbara Walters; image from NME

In her 2008 autobiography, Audition, Walters revealed that she had an affair with US Senator Edward Brooke in the 1970s. Around the same time, she dated Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

After leaving news, Walters co-anchored the ABC Evening News in 1976 also three years later joined the network’s news feature program 20/20. She co-hosted 20/20 until 2004, and her favorite subjects included Vladimir Putin, Richard Nixon, Michael Jackson, and Monica Lewinsky. She was equally poised whether sitting with pop culture icons or political leaders. She also moderated presidential debates.

Walters founded her daytime talk show, The View, in 1997, on which she frequently appeared as a co-host until her retirement in 2014.

From 1993 to 2015, her special year-end Most Fascinating People special aired on ABC (except in 2000 and 2001).

Three Emmy Awards, a celebrity on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Women’s Agenda, and the News also Documentary Emmy Awards are among her many honors.

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