Tributes poured in Friday for groundbreaking tv journalist Barbara Walterson the age of 93.
Walters’ illustrious journalism profession spanned greater than seven a long time, and her interviews with world leaders and celebrities have been iconic.
Former CBS Information anchor Dan Slightly tweeted Friday that Walters was a “trailblazer and a real professional” who “outworked, out-thought, and out-hustled her opponents. She left the world the higher for it. She can be deeply missed.”
Oprah Winfrey wrote that “with out Barbara Walters there would not have been me — nor another lady you see on night, morning, and every day information.”
David Muir, anchor of “ABC World Information Tonight,” wrote that “so typically we toss across the phrases icon, legend, trailblazer — however Barbara Walters was all of those.”
Monica Lewinsky, who Walters famously interviewed within the wake of the scandal that led to the 1998 impeachment of former President Invoice Clinton, stated she knew Walters “for over half” her life.
“She was the very first individual with whom i ever sat for a tv interview… and will definitely be my most memorable,” Lewinsky tweeted.
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts wrote that she was “ceaselessly grateful for” Walter’s “stellar instance and for her friendship.”
“When she interviewed me, it was clear she did her homework,” tennis and gender rights icon Billie Jean King tweeted. “She was all the time ready.”
Longtime journalist Katie Couric known as Walters “the OG of feminine broadcasters. She was simply as snug interviewing world leaders as she was Oscar winners and he or she needed to combat like hell for each interview.”
Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer wrote that Walters “broke the glass ceiling for thus many ladies and women. I knew Barbara—she all the time wished to get the reality.”
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