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Barbara Walters

Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows (Today and The View), the television news magazine (20/20), co-anchored the ABC World News, and is a contributor to ABC News. Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news anchor for over 10 years on NBC's Today, where she worked with Hugh Downs and later hosts Frank McGee and Jim Hartz. Walters later spent 25 years as co-host of ABC's news magazine 20/20. She was the first female co-anchor of network evening news, working with Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News, and continuing as a contributor to the network news division and its flagship program, ABC World News. In 1996, Walters was ranked #34 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Walters was born in 1929 in Boston to Dena (née Seletsky) and Louis "Lou" Walters (born Louis Warmwater). Her parents were both Jewish and descendants of refugees from the former Russian Empire, now Eastern Europe. Walters' paternal grandfather, Abraham Isaac, was from what is now Łódź, Poland, and first immigrated to England, changing his name first to Warmwater and later to

Barbara Walters -- 'The View' Will KILL HER LEGACY!! Julie Chen Warns (AUDIO)

Barbara Walters
'The View' Will KILL Her LEGACY!! ... Julie Chen Warns

Barbara Walters is on the verge of tarnishing her legendary TV career ... IF she dares to return to "The View" -- at least that's what her friends are telling her. One of Barbara's more famous… READ MORE >

The View -- Whoopi Goldberg Takes Shot at Barbara Walters During Heated Test Show

The View
Whoopi Takes Shot at Barbara ... During Heated Test Show

Rosie O'Donnell got into a heated showdown over abortion with CNN's S.E. Cupp during a 'View' test show taping with Whoopi Goldberg ... who ended up taking a thinly-veiled shot at Barbara… READ MORE >

- 965 days ago
Firing Massacre at 'The View'

'The View'
Firing Massacre

"The View" is cleaning house.  Network sources tell us the cast has been fired... except for Whoopi Goldberg.  Our sources say there was a meeting at ABC late Thursday afternoon and… READ MORE >

- 1008 days ago
Barbara Walters' Retirement -- This Not Working Thing Is Great!

Barbara Walters
This Not Working Thing Is Great!

Now that she doesn't have to sit around a table and pretend to care what 3 other chicks think, Barbara Walters has plenty of free time ... to go shopping! The 84-year-old former newswoman was seen… READ MORE >

- 1044 days ago
Julie Chen's Barbara Walters Impression -- I Can Do Baba Wawa, Too! [VIDEO]

Julie Chen
I Can Do Baba Wawa Too!

Watch out, Cheri Oteri -- we have a new challenger for best Barbara Walters impersonator ... and it's ... Julie Chen?Our photog caught up with Chen and hubby Les Moonves outside of Craig's in West… READ MORE >

- 1045 days ago
Barbara Walters -- Every Newswoman EVER Shows Up for Last Day

Barbara Walters
Every Newswoman EVER Shows Up For Her Last Day

Oprah Winfrey didn't show up solo for Barbara Walters' last day on "The View" ... she brought nearly every newswoman on the planet with her ... to celebrate Babwa's retirement.It was a fitting… READ MORE >

- 1049 days ago
Magic Johnson: Donald Sterling Wanted Me as a Prop For Barbara Walters Interview

Magic Johnson
Sterling Wanted Me as a Prop For Barbara Walters

Magic Johnson did NOT call Donald Sterling to lull him into silence after TMZ Sports released the audio ... it was Donald who called Magic ... trying to use him as a prop for a Barbara Walters… READ MORE >

- 1052 days ago
Shelly Sterling to Barbara Walters -- I Will Divorce Donald Sterling ... Eventually

Shelly Sterling
I Will Divorce Donald ... Eventually

Shelly Sterling says she will file for divorce from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "eventually" ... telling Barbara Walters she has signed papers before ... just never filed them. In… READ MORE >

- 1054 days ago
V Stiviano -- I Was Donald Sterling's Right Hand Arm ... Man

V. Stiviano
I Was Sterling's Right Hand Arm ... Man

She didn't disappoint.  V. Stiviano sat for a bizarre interview with Barbara Walters Friday afternoon, in which she proclaimed the Clippers owner is NOT a racist.The interview -- which aired… READ MORE >

- 1062 days ago
Donald Sterling -- BAILS ON Interviews with Barbara Walters, Anderson Cooper

Donald Sterling
BAILS On Interviews with Barbara Walters, Anderson Cooper

6:52 PM PDT.  Donald Sterling talked to Walters and Cooper at length and decided NOT to go on camera, telling them he "wasn't prepared" ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.V.… READ MORE >

- 1063 days ago

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