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Tributes Pour In for Legendary Pioneering TV Journalist Barbara Walters

TV news anchor and host Barbara Walters, known for her work on NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “20/20” and “The View,” as well as her series of ABC primetime pre-Oscars and end-of-year interview specials, passed away on Friday (December 30, 2022) in New York City at the age of 93. (Read more about Walters’ life at Marc Berman’s article on Forbes.)

Many notable personalities in the worlds of news media and entertainment shared their feelings and remembrances about the iconic journalist.

Many on Twitter recalled Walters’ final day on ABC’s “The View” back in May 2014 when Oprah Winfrey honored Walters by inviting a the plethora of prominent female news reporters, anchors and hosts that followed in her path including Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Jane Pauley, Joan Lunden, Connie Chung, Elizabeth Vargas, Robin Roberts, Amy Robach, Juju Chang, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Tamron Hall, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Maria Shriver, Mika Brzezinski, Paula Zahn, Gayle King, and Lisa Ling.

In March 1999, at least 74 million people tuned in to a portion of Walters’ ABC News interview with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky who was at the center of the President Bill Clinton sex scandal. Lewinsky took to Twitter to reflect on the woman who had famously interviewed her.

Several former co-hosts of “The View” remembered the person who brought them on to once be part of the long-running daytime talk show.

Those in the showbiz world also shared their thoughts on Walters.

Anchors from WABC-TV, ABC’s affiliate from New York City (the town most of Walters’ programs had originated), also honored her.