Walters is said to have been the one who inspired the legendary
Oprah Winfrey to become a journalist, but there are probably
countless other young women who echo that sentiment. From
one page high school newspapers to the junior beat at local
city journals, women want to be Barbra Walters.
Ms. Walters was born September 25, 1929.
She was still a young woman when she graduated from Sarah
Lawrence with an English degree in 1949. In 1961, she joined
the staff at the Today show, working behind the scenes writing
copy and doing general research until her big break
came thirteen years later. The Today show broke new ground
that year when Barbra Walters became the first female co-host
in the show’s history. Eventually, Ms. Walters would
leave NBC to go to ABC to set even more new records as the
co-anchor on the evening news. She worked on the show 20/20
for over 20 years during which she also did many memorable
celebrity interview specials and an Oscar show. She also
began working with the View in 1997.
In keeping with her serious image, Barbra
Walters has kept the same basic hairstyle for the majority
of her career. She keeps it short, sometimes almost severe,
and blonde. The hairstyle is almost the gold standard which
professional styles for women are measured.