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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

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Barbara Walters Retiring -- 'View' Host Hanging Up the Mic in 2014

Barbara Walters
Callin' It Quits in 2014

Barbara Walters is hanging up her microphone in 2014 after 37 years with ABC News, the network announced Sunday night. Walters -- who will hand down the official word Monday morning on "The… READ MORE >

Barbara Walters Bitches About Retirement Reports ... But Doesn't Dispute Them

Barbara Walters
Bitches About Retirement Reports ... But Doesn't Dispute Them

Barbara Walters is clearly ticked off over the stories detailing her plans to retire in 2014 ... because she ranted about it on "The View" this morning ... and even took a dig at little ol' us.… READ MORE >

- 1242 days ago
Barbara Walters -- Reportedly Calling It Quits in 2014

Barbara Walters
Reportedly Calling It Quits ... in 2014

The end is near for Barbara Walters ... 'cause the head chick on "The View" is reportedly saying sayonara to her TV career in 2014. We know Barbara has been contemplating retirement for a while --… READ MORE >

- 1246 days ago
Barbara Walters -- I've Got CHCKEN POX!

Barbara Walters
I've Got Chicken Pox!

Barbara Walters has seen it all in her career, except for one thing -- CHICKEN POX ... until now.The 83-year-old news legend announced ... she's officially suffering from a case of the scratchies… READ MORE >

- 1305 days ago
Barbara Walters -- Hospitalized After Fall

Barbara Walters
Hospitalized After Fall

Barbara Walters was taken to a hospital Saturday night after cutting her head following a fall, but is alert and doing well.Walters was visiting the British Ambassador’s residence when she… READ MORE >

- 1313 days ago
President Barack Obama -- How I Keep It Hot With My Wife

Barack Obama
How I Keep It Hot With My Wife

Is your marriage going soft? Well you're in luck, because President Barack Obama's got some tips for keeping things spicy with your significant other.Barack and his wife Michelle sat for an… READ MORE >

- 1338 days ago
Barbara Walters -- Sign of Retirement

Barbara Walters
Sign of Retirement

If we take Barbara Walters literally, the interview she just did with President Barack Obama is her last with the Prez, because she'll be retiring soon.TMZ broke the story in December, 2011 ....… READ MORE >

- 1350 days ago
Barbara Walters -- Lindsay Lohan's Jay Leno Interview Is a Slap in the Face

Barbara Walters
Lindsay's Leno Interview Is a Slap in the Face

Barbara Walters is straight-up insulted that Lindsay Lohan canceled an interview with her to chat with Jay Leno instead -- claiming Lindsay's people didn't even have the courtesy to explain… READ MORE >

- 1382 days ago
Lindsay Lohan to Barbara Walters -- Sorry, I Won't Talk About The Crash

Lindsay to Barbara Walters
Sorry, I Won't Talk About The Crash

Lindsay Lohan has officially pulled out of her "20/20" interview with Barbara Walters ... and TMZ has learned it was all because her new PR team didn't want Babs to grill Lilo like a cheeseburger… READ MORE >

- 1386 days ago
Lindsay Lohan -- I'm Sitting Down with Barbara Walters

Lindsay Lohan
I'm Sitting Down with Barbara Walters

Lindsay Lohan will continue her chatty streak (following her appearance on TMZ Live this week) and will sit down for a one-on-one interview with the legendary Barbara Walters ... TMZ has learned.… READ MORE >

- 1411 days ago

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