Barbara Walters, the trailblazing television news broadcaster and longtime ABC News anchor and correspondent has died at the age of 93.
She joined ABC News in 1976, becoming the first female anchor on an evening news program.
“Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself. She was a one-of-a-kind reporter who landed many of the most important interviews of our time, from heads of state to the biggest celebrities and sports icons. I had the pleasure of calling Barbara a colleague for more than three decades, but more importantly, I was able to call her a dear friend. She will be missed by all of us at The Walt Disney Company, and we send our deepest condolences to her daughter, Jacqueline,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement.
Barbara Walters won 12 Emmy awards, 11 of those while at ABC News.
She made her final appearance as a co-host of "The View" in 2014 and became an executive producer.