Name: Barbara Walters
Birth Name: 
Barbra Jill Walters
Birth Date: 
September 25, 1931
Birth Place: 
Brookline, MA
Occupation: 
Journalist / TV Host
Relationship Status: 
Single
Celebrity Ranking # 1774
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Barbara Walters: I’m Retiring Summer 2014

Posted Monday May 13, 2013 8:25 AM GMT

It’s been a recurring rumor for quite some time, and finally Barbara Walters has confirmed she’ll be saying goodbye to “The View” next summer.

The legendary journalist made the big announcement last night (May 12), noting that she’ll still serve as an executive producer following her departure.

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"The Hollywood Reporter" Names 35 Most Powerful People in Media

Posted Wednesday April 10, 2013 8:00 PM GMT

For the third year in a row, The Hollywood Reporter released its list of the 35 Most Powerful People in Media.

The list encompasses "a mix of the A-list movers and shakers who control what we consume — an influence that extends to entertainment and much, much more."

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Barbara Walters: "I Have No Announcement to Make"

Posted Monday April 1, 2013 6:44 PM GMT

After a couple of major media outlets reported that Barbara Walters would be retiring in May 2014, Babs herself addressed the news on "The View" on Monday (April 1).

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Barbara Walters Reportedly Slated to Announce Retirement

Posted Thursday March 28, 2013 3:35 PM GMT

She's been in the broadcasting spotlight for almost half a century, and now sources claimed today (March 28) that Barbara Walters will be retiring in May 2014.

The ABC News vet will continue as "The View" co-host through the next season as the show reportedly says farewell to Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

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Barbara Walters Returns to "The View" on Monday

Posted Tuesday February 26, 2013 9:50 PM GMT

After being MIA since her hospitalization during the presidential inauguration, Barbara Walters is ready to return to her seat on "The View."

On Tuesday morning, the 83-year-old journalist phoned into the show to announce that she would be back on Monday. Speaking with the whole crew, including her substitute, Brooke Shields, she shared, "I really miss you."

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Barbara Walters Released from the Hospital

Posted Tuesday January 29, 2013 10:01 PM GMT

One day after announcing she had the chicken pox, Barbara Walters was released from a New York City hospital on Tuesday afternoon (January 29).

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Barbara Walters in NYC Hospital with the Chicken Pox

Posted Monday January 28, 2013 1:12 PM GMT

After a health scare two weeks ago, more information surfaced about Barbara Walters condition on Monday (January 28).

According to reports, the 83-year-old talk show host was diagnosed with a severe case of the chicken pox.

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Barbara Walters: On the Mend

Posted Tuesday January 22, 2013 6:20 PM GMT

She suffered a nasty head injury after falling on the steps at the British Ambassador’s Washington DC residence over the weekend, and Barbara Walters is recovering quite nicely.

According to a statement from the legendary journalist, she’s been receiving plenty of encouragement and love from her fans.

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