Facts of Barbara Walters
|Full Name:||Barbara Walters|
|Birth Date:||September 25, 1929|
|Height:||5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)|
|Divorce||Merv Adelson (1986 - 1992)|
|Net Worth||$170 million|
|Salary||$12 million annually|
|Birth Place||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Education||Sarah Lawrence College|
|Father||Louis Edward Walters|
|Siblings||Burton Walters and Jacqueline Walters|
|Kids||Jacqueline Dena Guber|
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Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, as well as a television personality. Additionally, she is popular as the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program.
Is Barbara Walters Died?
Regarding the rumors, once there were rumors of her death but that was fake news. Also, she did not lose her calm hearing the news and took very lightly. Nevertheless, there are no such rumors regarding her personal life and career.
Walters experienced a number of health challenges in the years leading up to her retirement. However, the most notable of which was aortic valve stenosis for which she successfully underwent heart surgery.
Sadly, her health continued to deteriorate even after she retired. Once an avid socialite, Walters has not made any public appearances since mid-2016 and insider reports have it that the octogenarian mainly shares time between her bed and a wheelchair as she finds it difficult to get around.
It has also been reported that the iconic anchorwoman exhibits signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s though there has been no confirmation from her representatives. She spends most of the day looking out of her windows.
How much is Barbara Walters Net Worth and Salary?
Presently, Barbara’s net worth is around $170 million. She has earned a salary of $12 million per year in her career on Forbes list of TV’s Top 20 Earners. She made history as the first anchorperson to reach the $1 million annual salary mark.
However, she nearly spent 60 years in the news business. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that she has that amount of net worth. She is living a lavish lifestyle in a luxurious way for several years.
On the other hand, Walters, who has one daughter, is heavily involved in philanthropy. She famously gifted her alma mater with $15 million.
Besides that, the school has earmarked the money to build the Barbara Walters Campus Center; an archive of Walters’s famous interviews will be housed in the building. The center will also include a media lab, radio station, and dining facilities.
Is Barbara Walters Married? Daughter
Previously, she was a married woman. She was in a relationship with Roy Cohn but they broke up. Similarly, she was in a relationship with Henry Kissinger but they decided to break up. Moreover, she was in a relationship with Edward Brooke in 1974 but they separated in the year 1977.
She got married to Robert Henry Katz in 1955, but the marriage didn’t go well so they decided annulled in 1957. Therefore, she again got married to Lee Guber in 1963 but they divorced in 1976. Finally, Barbara Walters got married to Merv Adelson in 1986 but the marriage didn’t go well and they got divorced in 1992.
However, this couple again tied the knot in 1986 but sadly were again separated in 1992. They have a child namely, Jacqueline Dena Guber.
Over the years, Barbara’s relationship with her only daughter Jacqueline Dena Guber became strained. Nevertheless, the mother-daughter duo has managed to fix their relationship. As per Walters, herself, not having more children is her biggest regret in life.
Barbara Walters stepped this world in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States on September 25, 1929. Her sun sign is Libra. The name of her parents is Louis Edward Walters and Dena Seletsky. Barbara has siblings names are Burton Walters and Jacqueline Walters.
She is American and belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. Concerning her education, firstly, she attended Miami Beach Senior High School in Miami Beach, Florida, the USA. Then, she attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
After that, she attended the Birch Wathen Lenox School. Later on, she attended Sarah Lawrence College.
Body Measurement (Height and Weight)
Walters has an average height of 5 feet 5 inches. Additionally, she weighs 57Kg. Similarly, she has a measurement of 34-26-36 inches respectively. Furthermore, her hair color is blonde and her eye color is hazel.
In 1953, she produced a 15- minute children’s program, ‘Ask the Camera’ which was directed by Roone Arledge. Similarly, during 1955, she also became a writer of ‘The Morning Show’ at CBS. Then, she joined Tex McCrary Inc.
Likewise, she joined NBC’s ‘The Today Show’’ as a writer and researcher in 1961 and soon became the show’s regular ‘Today Girl’’. Likewise, she began developing and writing her own reports and interviews. Similarly, she also became the first female co-host of ‘The Today Show’ in 1974.
Therefore, while working with ABC she had served as a commentator on news specials like presidential inaugurations and as a moderator between candidates Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford during the 1976 Presidential Elections.
Additionally, she joined the ABC newsmagazine ’20/20’ in 1979 and became a regular special contributor by 1981. Therefore, she interviewed leaders from all over the world including U.K’s Margaret Thatcher, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Russia’s Boris Yeltsin and Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.
Moreover, she has also interviewed celebrity icons like Michael Jackson, Sir Laurence Olivier and Katharine Hepburn. Besides that, she along with Bill Geddie conceived the idea for the talk show ‘The View’ that has aired on ABC since August 1997.
However, she took semi-retirement in 2004. Later on, she also continued to co-host ‘The View’.
Talking about her lifetime achievements and awards, she won Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Informational Series for The Barbara Walters Special (1976), she won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The View (1997).
Likewise, she won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series for Today (1952).