Barbara Walters was born September 25, 1929, in Boston, Massachusetts. Walters is a broadcast journalist, news anchor and talk-show host who has won seven Emmys for her work, including two Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2000 and 2009. She started her career as a writer for NBC's The Today Show in 1961, and eventually became the anchor. She anchored there until 1976, when she moved to ABC Evening News. In 1979, she joined 20/20, ultimately hosting the show from 1984 to 2004. During that time, she also co-created and co-executive produced the popular daytime talk show The View, which she currently co-hosts. In the course of her career, Walters has interviewed world leaders and celebrities including Katharine Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Michael Jackson, John Wayne, Margaret Thatcher, Fidel Castro, Muammar Gaddafi and all of the U.S. Presidents since Richard Nixon. Walters has been married and divorced three times. She has one child with second husband Lee Guber.
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