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33) Barbara Walters

Pioneering Journalist and Media Personality

Born: 25 September 1929, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Died: 30 December 2022, Manhattan, New York, United States of America

Barbara was the first woman to ever become co-anchor of an evening news program on a major network.

Barbara worked for many years on The Today Show and ABC’s 20/20 before debuting The View in 1997—the first all-female paneled talk show of its kind (and it’s really sad to see what it’s become—but that’s just me).

Her net worth was valued around $150 million in 2017.

Barbara officially retired from appearing on television in 2014 but remained an executive producer of The View and had made sporadic appearances on various programs since.

She was married twice throughout her life and adopted a daughter.

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Located In My Personal Library:

The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes, and Female Firsts by Becca Anderson

Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World by Eileen McNamara