FE: Trailblazer Barbara

05 Jan FE: Trailblazer Barbara

“Without Barbara Walters there wouldn’t have been me—nor any other woman you see on evening, morning, and daily news,” Orpah Winfrey captioned an image of herself with the late journalist on Instagram.
Oprah Winfrey penned a touching tribute to Barbara Walters after her death on Friday. “She was indeed a Trailblazer. I did my very first television audition with her in mind the whole time.
Grateful that she was such a powerful and gracious role model. Grateful to have known her. Grateful to have followed in her Light,” she said.
Over the course of her legendary career — which spanned more than half a century—Walters made her presence in the journalism industry known.
She rose to the top of her field after conquering evening news and left her mark on the world by conducting some of the biggest interviews, such as Richard Nixon, Monica Lewinsky, Mike Tyson, Ricky Martin and many more.
The former “20/20” correspondent garnered several awards and accolades throughout her career, including a Lifetime Achievement award and four Emmys.
Following her death, several stars honored Walters’ life and legacy, including Robert Iger, the CEO of the Walt Disney Company, who called Walters “a true legend, a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself.”
“When I first started as a writer, I was only allowed to write for the women…and I was not named as a co-host on the ‘Today Show’ until…” Read on for more interviews and perspective from well know women in journalism:

Thank you, Barbara for your wisdom and persistence!
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