Barbara Walters Net Worth 2019, Bio, Wiki, Height, Weight, Awards and Instagram
Barbara Walters Net Worth 2019 – Barbara is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. Similarly, she is well known as Barbara Walters, Barbara Jill Walters.
Likewise, she is also known as a television personality in the early 1960s, when she was a writer and segment producer of “women’s interest stories”.
Barbara was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States on September 25, 1929, to parents Louis Edward Walters (father) and Dena Seletsky (mother).
Barbara Walters has siblings namely, Burton Walters and Jacqueline Walters. She belongs to American nationality and Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. Her birth sign is Libra.
Talking about her education, firstly, she attended Miami Beach Senior High School. Then, she attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. Likewise, she attended the Birch Wathen Lenox School. Lastly, she attended Sarah Lawrence College.
Talking about her profession, during 1953, she produced a 15- minute children’s program, ‘Ask the Camera’ which was directed by Roone Arledge. During 1955 she also became a writer of ‘The Morning Show’ at CBS. She joined Tex McCrary Inc.
Similarly, 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.
Similarly, Barbara Walters 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. Whereas, she took semi-retirement in 2004. She also continued to co-host ‘The View’.
Height and Weight
Barbara Walters has a height of 5 feet 5 inches. Additionally, she weighs is 57Kg.
In 1985, Barbara Walters won the Paul White Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association. She has won three Daytime Emmy Awards from 21 nominations. In 2009, she won the NAACP Image Award for Best Talk Series.
She is also the winner of Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in 1998. In 1989, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. She has also got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, she is the winner of GLAAD Excellence in Media award.
She is not active on Instagram.
Barbara Walters has an estimated net worth of more than $185 million. She owes this fortune for her career in the television industry for over 65 years.