Barbara Walters Biography

Updated On Feb 11, 2019 Published On Oct 09, 2015
Facts of Barbara Walters
Date of Birth: 1929 , September-25
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Barbara Walters
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Boston, Massachusetts
Ethnicity White
Profession Broadcast Journalist
Working For ABC News
Net Worth $ 150 million
Salary 12 million dollars
Body Measurements 34-26-32
Weight in KG 57 KG
Married Yes
Married to Merv Adelson (m. 1986)
Children Jacqueline Dena Guber
Divorce Merv Adelson (m.1992)
Education Miami Beach Senior High School
Awards Primetime Emmy Award
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
TV Show The View Since 1997
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Barbara Walters is a famous American journalist, television personality, and author who is popular for being the host of newsmagazine 20/20.

Barbara Walters' Early Life and Parents

Barbara Walters was born Barbara Jill Walters on September 25, 1929, and is currently 89 years old. She was born in the upper-middle-class family in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America to mother Dena Seletsky and father Louis Edward Walters. Barbara is of American nationality and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity.

Barbara Walters' Career

Barbara started her professional career in 1953 soon after completing her bachelor’s degree. During her early days, she worked in a small advertising agency. After that, she got a chance to appear on ABC News.

Barbara has worked for numerous television channels like WNBT-TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, and many others. She has worked for many television shows like The Today Show, ABC Evening News, 20/20, The View, ABC News, American Scandals, Piers Morgan Live, and many others.

Barbara Walters' Net Worth and Salary

Barbara is one of the wealthiest celebrities in the United States. As of 2019, Barbara Walters' net worth is reported to be around $170 million. Her net worth in 2015 was around $150 million. She earned an annual salary of $17 million before retiring in 2016.

Barbara Walters' Personal Life

Barbara Walters has been married three times in her life, but all her married life came to an end after being married for a few years. She was first married to Robert Henry Katz. He is one of the great business executives from the United States who has served in the Navy for some years.

They got married in 1955 but sadly got divorced in 1958. She then got married to Lee Guber. Her married life with him lasted for more than a decade. She even adopted a child with him.

After that, she got married to Merv Adelson but just like her past married life, her married life with Merv also did not work out. Sadly, they got divorced but has not disclosed the exact reason behind their divorce.

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Born in Boston, Massachusetts

September 25 , 1929

Barbara Walters was from the upper middle class family born as Barbara Jill Walters in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America to Dena Seletsky and Louis Edward Walters. She is an American and is of diverse descent.

Married to Robert Henry Katz

June 20 , 1955

Barbara Walters was first married to Robert Henry Katz. He is one of the great business executive from United States and he also served in the Navy for some years. They got married in June, 1955. 

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1983

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the movie industry. She has been nominated in this award for about dozen of time but out of these nominations she has been honored only once. She won this award for Outstanding Informational Series.

Won Daytime Emmy Awards

1975

She has been honored with Daytime Emmy Awards more than once in her and she has also been nominated in this award for more than fifteen times. She first won this award in 1975 and that was for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk. 

Won News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2000

News & Documentary Emmy Awards is also one of the prestigious awards and she has been honored thrice with this award. She first won this award in 2000 and that was for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement. 

Won Online Film & Television Association

2001

Barbara Walters has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and has won several of them. She first won this award in 2000 and Best Host. She also won this award the following year and that was also from the same category. 

Called off her marriage

1958

Barbara Walters's married life with Robert Henry Katz finally came to an end in 1958. They got married in 1955 but within a year news came out that they are about to call off their marriage and they did in 1958. The reason is unknown though. 

Married to Lee Guber

December 8 , 1963

Barbara Walters got married for the second time in 1963. She was married to Lee Guber. Lee was one of the big names in the theater world and he was actually a producer and also the owner of some theaters. They got married on 8th of December. 

Divorced with Lee Guber

March 22 , 1976

Barbara remained as the wife of Lee Guber for more than a decade. During this long married life she didn't became pregnant but she did adopted a child with him. They got divorced in 1976 for some unknown reasons. 

Married to Merv Adelson

May 10 , 1986

Barbara Walters has been married three times in her life but all her married life came to an end after being married for a few years. She got married with Merv Adelson for the third time in her life. He was the chief executive officer of the Lorimar Television. 

Adopted a child

1968

Barbara Walters has not given birth to her own child yet but she has been the mother once in her life. Actually she adopted a child when she was married for the second time with Lee Guber. The name of her daughter is Jacqueline Dena Guber. 

Began dating Roy Cohn

1978

She was once in relation with Roy Cohn. His full name is Roy Marcus Cohn. He is popular in the United States as the gay lawyer. It is also reveled that she was close with him before she married for the second time. It is also said that he proposed her at that time too. 

Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College

1951

Barbara Walters received her formal education from Ethical Culture Fieldston School. She was also enrolled at Birch Wathen School; this is the place from where she completed her high school education. After that she joined Sarah Lawrence College to pursue her bachelor’s degree. 

Began her professional career

1952

She started her professional career soon after completing her bachelor’s degree. During her early days, she worked in the small advertising agency. After that she got a chance to appear in ABC News. 

Announced her retirement

2014

Barbara Walters is a multi talented woman from United States. She is the journalist and as well an author. She has also established herself as a television personality. She is popular in the world for being the host of news magazine 20/20. She worked for more than half a century and finally announced her retirement in 2014. 

Net Worth

2019

As of 2019, Barbara Walters' net worth is reported to be around $170 million.