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||September 25, 1929
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||Boston, Massachusetts, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Began career as writer for local East Coast TV stations
Worked as writer and researcher for NBC's "Today" show
Became NBC's regular "Today Girl"
Appeared on episodic basis on NBC's "Today"
Was only woman reporter in press group that accompanied President Nixon on his historic trip to China
Co-anchored (with Jim Hartz) NBC's "Today"
Hosted first primetime "Barbara Walters Special" with guests Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, and Barbra Streisand and her then-companion Jon Peters
Co-anchored "ABC Evening News" with Harry Reasoner
Arranged first joint interview with Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Served as correspondent for ABC's "World News Tonight"
Co-hosted ABC newsmagazine "20/20" with Hugh Downs; added second night of show 1997
Co-created, co-executive produced, and co-hosted hit daytime talk and information program "The View" (ABC)
Served as a producer of syndicated talk show "Iyanla"
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Published memoir <i>Audition</I>