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A loss for the world of journalism


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Journalist Barbara Walters passed away at the age of 93 on Dec. 30. As one of the first female journalists, she has impacted many throughout her life.

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief

Barbara Walters died Friday, Dec. 30 at the age of 93. Walters was a trailblazer in the world of journalism as she became a dominant force in a field dominated by men. Working on the “Today” show from 1961-1976, she then moved to ABC where she became the first female anchor of an evening program.  

Her list of accomplishments includes launching “The View,” being the co-host of “20/20” and 12 Emmy awards, 11 of which she won under the ABC network. However, it was her memorable interviews that helped make her a household name across the country. Interviews which included Monica Lewinsky, Fidel Castro, Christopher Reeve, Lucille Ball and countless others. 

Her impact on the field of journalism has paved the way for so many to follow in her footsteps now and in the future.  

Itzel Giron is the Editor-in-Chief and can be reached at [email protected]; @by.itzel.giron on Instagram; @itzel_anahi_16 on Twitter.  

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Itzel Giron is a senior multimedia journalism and creative writing student at UTEP. She started her journalistic career at The Prospector in the fall of...

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A loss for the world of journalism