Legendary broadcaster and reporter Barbara Walters of "The View" passed away today at the age of 93, leaving behind a legacy that has spanned nearly seven decades. Born in 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, she grew up in an affluent family and went on to graduate from Sarah Lawrence College in 1951. She began her career as a researcher for NBC's Today show before becoming one of television's most prominent personalities, making history as the first female co-host on a morning news program.
Walters had an impressive career, interviewing some of the world's most influential figures including former presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise. She was known for her tough yet fair interviews that carried a dignified respect for her guests. Her work earned her countless awards over the years, including 12 Emmys and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
In addition to television journalism, Walters was known as one of the original hosts of ABC's daytime talk show “The View” which she helped create in 1997. Alongside co-hosts Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, and Joy Behar, “The View” gave viewers unique perspectives on hot topics with its mix of entertainment and current events.
Walters will always be remembered for her passionate mission to bring compelling stories to life through television journalism - stories that left audiences captivated by their depth and relevance. Her undeniable impact is sure to stay strong for years to come as she leaves behind an incredible legacy filled with inspiring moments that will never be forgotten.