Journalist Barbara Walters Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Affairs & Net Worth

Barbara Walters Biography

Barbara Walters was born on September 25, 1929, in Boston, Massachusetts, US. She is an American Broadcast journalist, author and TV Personality. Similarly, she first received good attention after she worked as a writer and segment producer on the NBC News morning program The Today Show, with host Hugh Downs. However, Downs left the show later and Frank McGee started hosting. But, after his death, she became co-host of the program becoming the first woman to co-host the American news program.

Moreover, she even became the first female co-anchor of a network evening news after her work on the ABC News flagship program, the ABC Evening News. Likewise, she then had a very long career for the ABC newsmagazine 20/20 as she co-hosted it from 1979 to 2004. However, she has officially retired as a full-time host and contributor.

Regarding her family, her father’s name is Louis Edward Walters whereas her mother’s name is Dena Seletsky.


Walters attended Lawrence School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School and subsequently completed her high school education from Birch Wathen School. She also received a B.A. in English from Sarah Lawrence College.

Body Measurements

Walters stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 57 Kg. Likewise, she has a well-toned body with 34 inches of the bust, 26 inches of waist and 36 inches of hips. Additionally, she has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters


She has been married four times in her life. Similarly, She was previously in a marital affair with former Navy lieutenant, Robert Henry Katz from June 20, 1955, to 1957, and producer Lee Guber from December 8, 1963, till they divorced in 1976. They also adopted a daughter, Jacqueline Dena Guber born in 1968.

She was also married to Merv Adelson in 1981 but divorced in 1984 and again remarrying in 1986. They separated in 1992.

Net Worth

Walters has an estimated net worth of $ 150 million.


  • Full Name: Barbara Jill Walters
  • Profession: Broadcast Journalist, Author, TV Personality
  • Age: 90
  • Birth Date: September 25, 1929
  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, US
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: American
  • Father’s Name: Louis Edward Walters
  • Mother’s Name: Dena Seletsky
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Weight: 57 Kg
  • Bust Size: 34 inches
  • Waist Size: 26 inches
  • Hip Size: 36 inches
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Net Worth: $ 150 million
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