Today is Barbara Walters‘ retirement day, and I have to say the iconic legend always looked good. And stylish. She was trendy but not outrageous. The 84-year-old has always been classy. She started on the Today Show at NBC and moved to ABC. I remember the hubbub when she earned the co-anchor position at ABC News with Harry Reasoner. News reports often heralded her paycheck: $1 million — the same as Reasoner’s paycheck, but Walters was doing the Barbara Walters specials — which made big money for ABC.Here’s a terrific story on Huffington Post. The big farewell party will take place on The View, the news and 20/20. She’s had plenty of critics and criticism, but she thrived.
After a 50-year career, she’s paved the way for women journalists everywhere.