American journalist, host and producer Barbara Walters died on Friday at the age of 93, ABC reported.
“Barbara Walters passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She lived a life without regrets. She was a pioneer not only for women journalists, but for all women,” added her agent Cindi Berger, also announcing her death.
Having accumulated more than 60 years of experience as a journalist, this legend of the medium was particularly known for his interview techniques oscillating on the border between information and entertainment.
During her career, she will have interviewed former American presidents such as Richard Nixon and Barack Obama, as well as stars such as Michael Jackson and Anna Wintour.
Longtime ABC News headliner Barbara Walters worked for the broadcaster from 1976 until her retirement in 2014, earning up to $12 million a year at the peak of her career, the magazine noted. “Variety”. The interviewer had previously worked for the NBC channel.
The journalist smashed through a glass ceiling when she became the first female news anchor in 1976. Throughout her career, she has been a trailblazer, paving the way for a whole generation of successful women in turn in American television newsrooms.
Reflecting her success on the air, Barbara Walters was nominated for 11 Emmys, an award given to the best television shows and top professionals in American television. She notably won the award for best talk show in 2003 and 2009 with her show “The View”.