Who is Barbara Walters?
Barbara Walters is a retired American broadcast journalist. She was well-liked by fans and renowned for her interviewing skills, and hosted a number of television shows, including Today, The View, 20/20, and the ABC Evening News.
Barbara Walters Age
Walters is 93 years old as of 2022. She was born on September 25, 1929, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Barbara Walters Education
Walters holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sarah Lawrence College.
Barbara Walters Husband
Walters has married four times to three different men. Her first marriage was to Robert Henry Katz in 1955. Robert was a business executive and former Navy lieutenant. After 11 months or in 1957, the marriage was apparently declared null and void.
Her second marriage was to Lee Guber in 1963. The couple adopted Jacqueline Dena Guber, a newborn girl, in 1968 after Walters suffered three miscarriages. The couple divorced in 1976. Her third marriage was to Merv Anderson in 1981. Merv was the CEO of Lorimar Television. They split up in 1984, married again in 1986, and got divorced again in 1992.
Barbara Walters Children
Walters has only one child named Jacqueline Dena Guber whom she adopted in Dena. Walters expressed regret for not having more children in 2013.
Barbara Walters’ Net Worth
Walters has a staggering net worth of $170 million. She has made her wealth from her career as a journalist.
Barbara Walters Health
Walters announced in May 2010 that she would undergo open heart surgery to replace a damaged aortic valve. Despite having no symptoms, she had been aware for a long time that she had aortic valve stenosis. Four days later, Cindi Berger, a spokeswoman for Walters, stated that the procedure to replace the damaged heart valve went well, and the doctors were pleased with the outcome.
The television celebrity has seen a number of setbacks over the past ten years, including those leading up to and following her retirement, which has regrettably caused her health to deteriorate.
The most concerning of these is maybe the many allegations that have surfaced in recent years spreading unsubstantiated claims that Walters is experiencing mental issues. She allegedly has dementia and has significantly worsened mentally over the past three years, according to some sources. Neither Walters nor her representatives have responded to the allegations.
Barbara Walters Socials
Barbara Walters Retirement
Barbara Walters said on March 7, 2010, that she will step down from conducting Oscar interviews but would continue to work for ABC and host The View.
When interviewing Larry King about his retirement from CNN in a November 2010 episode of The View, Walters made an apparent allusion to her own upcoming retirement by saying, “I know when my time’s coming.”
Several news stations speculated on March 28, 2013, that Barbara would announce her retirement from the show four days later and that she would step down in May 2014.
On the May 13, 2013, episode of The View, she made the official announcement and confirmed that she will remain the show’s executive producer for the duration of its airing. Donald Trump was the subject of her final on-air interview with her for ABC News in December 2015. Walters last made a public appearance in 2016.