Women in the World 2011 Participants: Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters, Creator, Co-Host and Executive Producer, ABC’s The View; Correspondent, ABC News.
The first woman to co-host network news, Barbara Walters is a broadcast journalism legend. Since joining ABC News in 1976, she has interviewed every American president and first lady since Richard Nixon’s administration. For 25 years, Walters co-hosted ABC News’ celebrated 20/20, and her Barbara Walters Specials continue to bring in top ratings. Prior to joining ABC, she appeared on NBC’s Today Show for 15 years. In 1997, Walters created and became co-host and co-executive producer of the award-winning daytime ABC talk show The View. Walters has earned many accolades over the years, including lifetime achievement awards from the International Women’s Media Foundation and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She is also the author of a memoir, Audition.