Barbara Walters, legendary journalist and trailblazer, dies at 93
Barbara Walters was a broadcasting legend and pioneer, becoming the first woman to co-host the morning and evening newscasts
Barbara Walters passed away at the age of 93.
ABC News made the announcement on Friday's live news.
Barbara Walters' representative, Cindy Berger, said in a statement that "Barbara Walters passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets." "She was a trailblazer not only for women journalists, but for all women."
ABC News' David Muir paid tribute to Walters on-air, remembering him as an "extraordinary human being, journalist, pioneer, legend".
He made his on-air debut in 1956 as a writer for CBS's "The Morning Show".
In 1961, Barbara Walters became NBC's "Today Girl".
Barbara Walters became the first female co-host of "Today" in 1974.