Barbara Walters!

  • Barbara Walters was born!

    Barbara Walters was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Lou Walters and Dena Seletsky, both of which were Jewish.
  • Graduated High School

    She graduated from Miami Beach High School, after attending Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Birch Wathen Lenox School in New York City.
  • Recieved Bachelor's Degree!

    She majored in English, and achieved her Bachelor's Degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1951.
  • Married Robert Henry Katz

    They married at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, and divorced in 1958.
  • Joined Today Show!

    After a brief period as a publicist with Tex McCrary Inc, and as a job writer for CBS News, Walters joined NBC's Today Show, and became the regular "Today Girl".
  • Married Lee Guber

    He was a theater producer and owner, and they had one daughter, Jacqueline Dena Guber. They divorced in 1976.
  • Wrote Magazine Article

    She wrote, "How to Talk to Anyone about Practically Anything", which drew upon the kinds of things people have said to her, which were often mistakes.
  • McGee's Death

    She was not named co-host until the death of her fellow reporter, Frank McGee.
  • ABC Evening News

    She joined ABC Evening News with co-anchor, Harry Reasoner. They didn't have a very good relationship because he didn't enjoy having a fellow reporter.
  • Joined 20/20!

    She is also known for her time on ABC newsmagazine, 20/20, where she hosted with Hugh Downs.
  • 20/20 Interview

    After the short time with Reasoner at ABC, they both went to 20/20 for a memorable interview, after he had his first book.
  • Married Merv Adelston

    CEO of Lorimar Television, Merv married Barbara and divorced in 1984, got back together in 1986, then divorced again in 1992.
  • Presidential Debate

    She was chosen to be the moderator of the presidential debate between Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, at the Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Alsem College, in Goffstown, New Hampshire.
  • Jacqueline Died

    Jacqueline Walters, Barbara's oldest sister, was born mentally disabled and died of of ovarian cancer in 1985.
  • Joined The View!

    Walters joined the view, and is now co-hosting with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shephard, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Co-hosts she's worked with in the past are Rosie O'Donnell, Meredith Viera, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Lisa Ling.
  • Semi-Retirement

    She then went into semi-retirement, but remained a broadcast journalist and a host for ABC's special events.
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame!

    She recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, after winning the Daytime and Prime TIme Emmy awards.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    She was then honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards at New York City's Lincoln Center.