Barbara Walters, a journalist, TV legend and pioneering broadcaster, has died at the age of 93.
In a statement posted to social media, Robert Iger, the CEO of the Walt Disney Company, said Walters passed away at her home in New York on Friday.
“She was a one-of-a-kind reporter who landed many of the most important interviews of our time from heads of state and leaders of regimes to the biggest celebrities and sports icons,” Iger’s statement read.
“Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not only for female journalists, but for all women,” said publicist Cindi Berger in a statement to the Associated Press.
Walters made headlines in 1976 as the first female network news anchor.
She is survived by her only daughter, Jacqueline Danforth.
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