Becoming the first woman to co-anchor the evening news on a major network

Hosting the popular newsmagazine "20/20" on ABC for many years.

Conducting numerous high-profile interviews with celebrities, politicians, and other public figures throughout her career.

Receiving numerous awards and accolades for her work in journalism, including multiple Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award .

Being inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1989. Authoring several books, including her memoir, "Audition: A Memoir.

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In 1983, she created and hosted the prime-time special "Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People," which became an annual tradition on ABC.

In 2007, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, from President George W. Bush.

In 2009, she retired as a co-host of "The View" but continued to make occasional appearances on the show.