Media personalities and journalists have paid tribute to legendary TV journalist Barbara Walters after she died at 93 on Friday. In 1976, Walters became the first woman to co-host a national TV network’s evening news program, “ABC Evening News,” a tenure that lasted more than 50 years.
Her career also includes a quarter-century of co-hosting time on ABC News’s “20/20” and NBC’s “Today” shows, including co-founding “The View” in 1997. Walters’ interview list includes Richard Nixon and Michael.
Jackson, former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and in 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin each U.S. Faced the President face to face. TV icon Oprah Winfrey wrote in an Instagram post on Friday.
No woman — including herself — would be without Walters on the evening, morning, and daily news.”She really is—a trailblazer. I did my first television audition with her in mind the whole time,” Winfrey wrote. “Thank you for being such a powerful and kind role model.
Thank you for knowing her. Thank you for following her light.” “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts also echoed Winfrey’s praise of Walters as a “trailblazer.” “Forever grateful for her stellar example and her friendship.
My condolences to her daughter and family,” Roberts wrote. Twitter Dan Rather, the anchor of the “CBS Evening News” for 24 years, described Walters as a “true pro” and called her death a “pillar of professionalism, courage, and integrity.” She left this world for that.
She will be deeply missed. RIP,” Farah wrote. Several other media personalities paid tribute to Walters and reflected on the moments they shared with her.