You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

NATAS honors Barbara Walters

TV vet to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Barbara Walters is set to receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Kudo will be handed out as part of the 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony.

Org cited Walters’ long career at ABC and NBC in selecting her for the award.

“Barbara’s career is a remarkable one, with few in broadcast journalism coming close to matching it,” NATAS prexy Frank Radice said.

Walters first came to prominence during her 15-year run on NBC’s “Today” show. She later became the first female co-anchor for a network newscast when she joined ABC in 1976. At the Alphabet, she served as anchor for “20/20” and hosted her signature “Barbara Waters Specials.”

Walters is now exec producer and co-host of ABC’s “The View.”

She’s well known for her interviewing style and interviews with reticent figures including Michael Jackson, Richard Nixon, Lawrence Olivier, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn and Fidel Castro.

The award will be presented Sept. 21 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York.

More Film

  • READY PLAYER ONE

    Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Crosses $500 Million Worldwide

    Barbara Walters is set to receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kudo will be handed out as part of the 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony. Org cited Walters’ long career at ABC and NBC in selecting her for the award. “Barbara’s career is a […]

  • Hans Zimmer90th Annual Academy Awards, Roaming

    Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala

    Barbara Walters is set to receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kudo will be handed out as part of the 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony. Org cited Walters’ long career at ABC and NBC in selecting her for the award. “Barbara’s career is a […]

  • A Quiet Place

    'A Quiet Place' Reclaims Box Office Crown, 'Super Troopers 2' Outdoes Expectations

    Barbara Walters is set to receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kudo will be handed out as part of the 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony. Org cited Walters’ long career at ABC and NBC in selecting her for the award. “Barbara’s career is a […]

  • Anything

    Film Review: 'Anything'

    Barbara Walters is set to receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kudo will be handed out as part of the 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony. Org cited Walters’ long career at ABC and NBC in selecting her for the award. “Barbara’s career is a […]

  • Stephen King The Tommyknockers

    Universal Wins Rights for Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers' Movie

    Barbara Walters is set to receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kudo will be handed out as part of the 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony. Org cited Walters’ long career at ABC and NBC in selecting her for the award. “Barbara’s career is a […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    Barbara Walters is set to receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Kudo will be handed out as part of the 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony. Org cited Walters’ long career at ABC and NBC in selecting her for the award. “Barbara’s career is a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content