Iconic television journalist Barbara Walters died at 93. Here's a look at her life in pictures.

Barbara Walters attends the 20th annual Salute to Freedom dinner at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on May 26, 2011 in New York City.
Barbara Walters attends the Salute to Freedom dinner at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in May 2011.Gary Gershoff/Getty Images
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  • Award-winning journalist Barbara Walters died on Friday at 93 years old, a rep confirmed to Insider.

  • Throughout her career, Walters was a trailblazer for women in the media industry.

  • Take a look at the beloved broadcast journalist's life in pictures.

In 1961, Barbara Walters was hired as a writer on the "Today" show. At the time, she was the only female writer on the staff, and often filled stereotypically female roles on camera.

American broadcast journalists Hugh Downs (left) and Barbara Walters talk on the 'Today' show set, New York, New York, 1966.
Hugh Downs (far left) and Barbara Walters (center) talk on the "Today" show set in 1966.Rowland Scherman/Getty Images

In 1963, Walters married her second husband, Lee Guber, a businessman and theater producer. Guber and Walters share one daughter, Jacqueline Dena Guber.

Barbara Walters and her husband, businessman and theatre producer Lee Guber 1966
Barbara Walters and her then-husband Lee Guber in their New York home in 1966.Rowland Scherman/Getty Images

At the age of 52, Walters became the first female host of the "Today" show in 1974. She cohosted alongside Jim Hartz.

Barbara Walters and Jim Hartz, co-hosts of Today, shown in rehearsal in NBC News Election Central in Rockefeller Center.
Barbara Walters (right) and Jim Hartz (left) cohost the "Today" show shown in 1974.Bettmann/Getty Images

Walters was nominated for her first Emmy in 1974 and would go on to win 12 throughout her career.

NBC News' Barbara Walters in the 1974
Barbara Walters poses with an Emmy award in 1974.NBC NewsWire/Getty Images

In the 1980s, Walters began conducting impressive celebrity interviews with famous figures like Michael Jackson and Fidel Castro. Walters also became a celebrity in her own right, attending events like the annual Met Gala in 1982.

TV journalist Barbara Walters attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala Exhibition of "La Belle Epoque" on December 6, 1982
Barbara Walters attends the 1982 Met Gala.Ron Galella/Getty Images

Walter garnered many high-profile friendships throughout her career, including one with the late Princess Diana.

Diana, Princess of Wales, with her friend Lucia Flecha De Lima and Barbara Walters at the pre-auction party at Christie's in New York
Lucia Flecha de Lima (left), Princess Diana (center), and Barbara Walters (right) chat in New York on June 23, 1997.Tim Graham/Getty Images

Among Walters' most respected peers was fellow talk-show host Oprah. On Friday Oprah honored Walters on Instagram and thanked her for paving the way for women like herself.

Barbara Walters sitting with Oprah Winfrey January 1, 1999
Barbara Walters (left) sitting with Oprah Winfrey (right) in January 1999.ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images

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In 1979, Walters became a correspondent on ABC's "20/20" after making history as the first woman to co-anchor an evening network news program three years prior. She went on to cohost "20/20" alongside Hugh Downs from 1984 to 2004.

Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters on set for "20/20" in 1999
Hugh Downs (left) and Barbara Walters (right) on "20/20" in 1999.Steve Fenn/Getty Images

In 2007, Walters was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work on the "Today" show and "ABC Evening News."

Barbara Walters Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Barbara Walters was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.M. Tran/Getty Images

Walters published her autobiography "Audition" in 2008 and shared her journey to becoming a successful journalist and television personality.

Barbara Walters signs copies of her book "Audition: A Memoir" at Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Sqaure on May 6, 2008 in New York City
Barbara Walters signs copies of her book "Audition: A Memoir" in May 2008.Jim Spellman/Getty Images

As co-founder of "The View," Walters hosted the beloved talk show from 1997 until her retirement in 2014. "The View" has won 30 Daytime Emmy awards, including Outstanding Talk Show.

"The View" season 17 (from left) JENNY MCCARTHY, BARBARA WALTERS, ROSIE O'DONNELL, SHERRI SHEPHERD, WHOOPI GOLDBERG
(From left) Jenny McCarthy, Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell, Sherri Shepherd, and Whoopi Goldberg on season 17 of "The View" in 2014.Lou Rocco/Getty Images

In one of her final on-air appearances, Walters interviewed then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in 2015 as part of her annual series, "10 Most Fascinating People."

Barbara Walters speaks to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York City, for her annual "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015,"
Barbara Walters interviewing Donald Trump for her annual "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015."Ida Mae Astute/Getty Images

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