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Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters
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Birth Name: 
Barbra Jill Walters
Birth Date: 
September 25, 1931
Birth Place: 
Brookline, MA
Journalist / TV Host
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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."

8:00 pm

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).

The 83-year-old journalist told viewers, "There were many reports last week that I was retiring from ABC and there was an assumption that I would be making an announcement today. The paparazzi were outside my home today . . . however, here I am, and I have no announcement to make."

7:02 pm

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.

3:42 pm

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."

9:50 pm

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

After a brief stay due to a fall at an Inauguration event earlier this month, the "View" host was gaining back her strength when she came down with a fever.

10:03 pm

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.

1:14 pm

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.

6:21 pm

While visiting the home of the British Ambassador in Washington, D.C., Barbara Walters sustained a minor head injury.

After falling on a stair and cutting open her forehead, the 83-year-old journalist was rushed to the hospital.

6:20 pm

First came the feud, now comes the interview. Mariah Carey recently opened up after the “American Idol” confrontation with Barbara Walters during an episode of “Nightline.”

In the clip, which airs on ABC tonight (January 7), the 42-year-old singer revealed that she was concerned for her safety while filming episodes of the Fox singing competition after the infamous fight with Nicki Minaj.

3:50 pm

Each year she selects her picks for her annual Most Fascinating Person of 2012, and Barbara Walters' choice for 2012 is none other than General David Petraeus.

Last night (December 12) the “View” host unveiled her top 10 list, and explained why the disgraced former CIA Director scored the top spot.

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