|Barbara Walters was born on September 25, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Walters attended public schools in New York and Miami and then attended Sarah Lawrence College in . After graduation in 1953, she moved to New York, New York to pursue a television career.
Hired as a writer by "Today Show" host, Dave Garaway, Walters soon began appearing on-screen interviewing celebrities.
In 1976, Walters became the first woman host of a prime-time newscast when ABC hired her away from NBC.
In addition to countless TV and movie stars, Walters has interviewed such notables as Princess Diana, General Colin Powell, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begin.