Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She was the news anchor at NBC’s Today, and hosted the ABC News magazine 20/20 for 25 years. From 1997 to 2014, she co-hosted the morning television show The View. She is also known for being the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program. In 2008, she released her autobiography, Audition: A Memoir. Born Barbara Jill Walters on September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA to Louis Edward Walters and Dena Seletsky, she belongs to Jewish descent. After graduating from Miami Beach Senior High School in Miami Beach, Florida, she attended and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA in English. She first gained fame as a television personality in the early 1960s, when she was a writer and segment producer of “women’s interest stories” on the NBC News morning program The Today Show, where she began work with host Hugh Downs. She was married to Merv Adelson, Lee Guber and Robert Henry Katz. She has a daughter named Jacqueline Dena Guber.
Barbara Walters Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 25 September 1929
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Name: Barbara Jill Walters
Nicknames: Babs, Baba Wawa, BW, Bookzilla
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Race/Ethnicity: White (Jewish)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Barbara Walters Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 125.6 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 57 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 5″
Height in Meters: 1.65 m
Body Measurements: 34-26-32 in (86-66-81 cm)
Bust Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
Hips Size: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34B
Feet/Shoe Size: 9 (US)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Barbara Walters Family Details:
Father: Louis Edward Walters (Owned Latin Quarter nightclubs in New York, Boston and Florida)
Mother: Dena Seletsky
Spouse/Husband: Merv Adelson (m. 1986-1992), Merv Adelson (m. 1981-1984), Lee Guber (m. 1963-1976), Robert Henry Katz (m. 1955-1958)
Children: Jacqueline Dena Guber (Daughter)
Siblings: Jacqueline Walters (Sister), Burton Walters (Brother), Walda Walters Anderson (Sister)
Barbara Walters Education:
Miami Beach Senior High School (1947)
Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Sarah Lawrence College
Barbara Walters Facts:
*She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 25, 1929.
*She has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
*She is a vegetarian.
*She was ranked #34 on the TV Guide “50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time” list in 1996.
*In 2000, she was named one of the “Best Dressed Stars of All-time” by People magazine.
*She has never owned car or had a Driver’s License her entire life.
*Follow her on Twitter.